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Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment | Neglect NYS Mandated Coursework ★


Friday, February 23, 2024 at 12:00pm ET - 2:00pm ET
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Posted by ANA-New York



Credits Offered

This event offers 2.0 CE credits to attendees.
Accreditation Info: American Nurses Association - Massachusetts.

Additional Information

Join our webinar tailored for nurses to navigate recent legislative changes impacting the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework in New York State. The American Nurses Association – New York (ANANY) has been approved as a provider of the coursework required by Chapter 544 of the New York State Laws of 1988 regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.  

Discover the evolving landscape of child protection in nursing with our webinar tailored to address recent legislative changes impacting the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework in New York State. Join us to seamlessly integrate crucial components like Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma, Implicit Bias, and Identification of Child Abuse Virtually into your curriculum and nursing practice.   

We will:   

  • Enable nurses to assess the overall impact of legislative changes and curriculum updates on their roles and responsibilities in child protection, ensuring a comprehensive understanding.  
  • Explore the profound impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma on children, empowering nurses to recognize and address these issues in their practice.  

 This webinar is designed to provide implementation guidance, empowering participants to incorporate the new content seamlessly.


This webinar is presented in partnership with Mercy University School of Nursing.


This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants will earn 2.0 CEs for participation. 


Ashley Darcy-Mahoney
Ashley Darcy-Mahoney Ph.D., NNP, FAAN

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
The George Washington University

I am a neonatal nurse practitioner and researcher, who has worked throughout my career to advance nursing research, education, and practice, with a focus on neonatology, infant health, and developmental pediatrics. My research has led to the creation of programs that improve infant health and developmental outcomes for at risk and pre-term infants. As the director of infant research at George Washington University’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Institute, I advance the body of research in infant health and developmental outcomes in high-risk infants with a focus on understanding the early brain and development trajectories in this population. My program of research leverages her background in neonatal nursing, behavioral and cognitive assessment and training in neuroimaging to inform an understanding of multimodal social learning and social perception among high risk infants and toddlers. My work has been funded by many sources including NIH, Office of Minority Health; HRSA; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; United Way; Macy Foundation) and have published in high-quality peer-reviewed inter-professional journals. I am a a fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumna, and have been named a Modern Healthcare Rising Star in Nursing.

Kenya Beard

Inaugural Dean & Chief Academic Officer Mercy College School of Nursing

Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP, ANEF, FAAN, is the Inaugural Dean for the School of Nursing at Mercy College. She is a 2012 Macy Faculty Scholar who recently co-created and led the nation’s first Nurse Faculty Fellow’s program to strengthen the preparedness of nurses transitioning from the role of clinician to educator. As a past-Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, she co-produced health care disparity segments for HealthCetera, on WBAI for an audience of over 400,000 listeners. Recognizing that a diverse workforce could improve healthcare outcomes, she led efforts to advance the needle on diversity, inclusion, and health equity for over three decades. Dr. Beard is a national speaker who is driven by a scientific passion for providing meaningful ways to eliminate health care disparities through a diverse, well-prepared workforce. Many have benefitted from her webinars, blogs, workshops, research, and publications that speak to the complexities of diversity and emphasize critical ways to advance health equity. Her workshop, Leading in a Race-Conscious Society, is supported by the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in the Health Professions. As a proponent for elevating equity in academia, she led the New York State Action Coalition in constructing the 2014 Workforce Diversity Toolkit for New York. In 2020, she served as a reviewer for the National Academy of Medicine's Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report. Her work has earned her numerous awards and honors. Dr. Beard is currently a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Academy of Nursing Education and American Academy of Nursing. She serves on the American Academy of Nursing’s Institute for Nursing Leadership and the editorial board for the American Journal of Nursing. She recently co-authored a National Academy of Medicine Perspectives commentary entitled "Dismantling Systemic Racism and Advancing Health Equity throughout Research". Dr. Beard is a Commissioner for the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing and the past Chairperson for the New York State Board of Nursing.