Less is More: Mandated Reporter Training



Created by the New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc., the LESS IS MORE training highlights the integral role a Mandated Reporter has in a child abuse investigation process by understanding what is needed to make a call to the State Central Registry (SCR), and what happens after the call is made.

The focus of LESS IS MORE is to present the importance and impact of Child Advocacy Centers in New York State. By defining what a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) is, our goal is to help Mandated Reporters feel confident about what to do when they suspect child abuse, and reassure them of the importance of their role when it comes to protecting children.

Training Objectives:

  • Know what is needed to make a call to the SCR
  • How to gather necessary information without questioning the child
  • Importance of the role of a Mandated Reporter
  • What a CAC is and how it works
  • Why some cases do not move forward

This One-Hour Training Is Beneficial For:

  • School personnel
  • Day care providers
  • Staff of youth-serving organizations
  • Other groups who work with children

Interested in bringing LESS IS MORE to your area?

Please contact Jami Bolton, Training and Education Coordinator at: jbolton@nyschildrensalliance.org

Interested in becoming a LESS IS MORE Trainer?
Anyone interested in becoming a trainer must review a one-hour webinar and successfully pass a short quiz. Once that is completed, you will receive a certificate and access to the Less is More materials.  For access to the webinar please contact Jami Bolton, Training and Education Coordinator at: jbolton@nyschildrensalliance.org

Are you a certified LESS IS MORE trainer, looking for LESS IS MORE Training Materials?
Click here to access the password protected site.  You must be a certified trainer to access these materials.

Mandated Reporter Reference Guides 2019:



NYS Mandated Reporter Reference Guides 2019

NYSCA also offers reference guides (5.5″ wide x 8.5″ deep/2-sided) for Mandated Reporters, which can be used to complement a LESS IS MORE training or on their own.  These are FREE to NYSCA Members in good standing.  The guides are presently available in English and Spanish.

To order guides, please complete the form below.  Don’t forget to put your shipping address into the form.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not a member of NYSCA and would like to purchase some of the Mandated Reporter Reference Guides, complete the form below.  After you submit your request a NYSCA representative will contact you in regards to payment.
The Mandated Reporter Reference Guides are $.50 each.  Minimum quantity per order is 50.
On orders of 50-400 reference guides, add a flat shipping rate of $10 to your purchase total.
For all orders over 400, add a flat shipping rate of $20.
For more information email: pmullin@nyschildrensalliance.org.