Applying SCR Reform to Your Daily Practice: Information Gathering and Documentation

This learning program provides a deeper exploration and practical application of the information included in the foundational SCR Reform eLearning course. During this training, learners use case scenarios to practice applying the new standard of evidence and documenting their findings in support of a decision to indicate or unfound allegations of abuse or neglect. Before attending this virtual, instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below and an online pre-test.


Who Should Attend?

Child Protective Specialists, Supervisors I and II, and Managers, are all required to attend. Others in the Division of Child Protection (DCP), including high-level leadership, may also attend.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be able to explain the fair preponderance of evidence standard and describe how it differs from the previous standard of evidence.
  • Be able to administer best practices to document their work in order to support case determinations.
  • Be able to describe how the New York Statewide Central Register (SCR) reform affects administrative reviews and employment, and foster care licensing for those individuals with indicated cases.
  • Be able to explain how irrebuttable presumptions created in Family Court proceedings may impact administrative reviews.


Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed the Workforce Institute’s SCR Reform eLearning course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  •  A six-hour, virtual, instructor-led workshop.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



This learning program is available on a borough-by-borough basis. Staff development coordinators will contact DCP staff during their assigned enrollment period to coordinate registration. 


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