Non-Academic Mandatory Training

  • Introduction

    Delaware Code requires school personnel to complete 12. 5 hours of approved non-academic training over a three-year period. There are specific requirements related to new employees, certain positions and an annual requirement for suicide prevention training as explained below. The requirements fall into four (4) categories areas:

    • Child Abuse and Child Safety Awareness, Prevention, Detection & Reporting (NAMC-CSA) - Minimum requirement is 3 hours over the 3 year period.  See specific requirements below.
    • School Bullying Awareness & Prevention; Criminal Youth Gang Detection (NAMC-BG) - Minimum requirement is 3 hours over the 3 year period.
    • Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention (NAMC-TD) - See specific requirements below.
    • Suicide Prevention (NAMC-SP) - Annual requirement of at least 90 minutes.

    Delaware Code Information

    The enabling legislation and requirements can be found in 14 Del. C., Chapter 41, Subchapter II. Regulatory Provisions for Nonacademic Training and Related Resources.

    For purposes of the Code, school personnel for this requirement is as follows:

    From 14 Del. Code, Chapter 41, Subchapter II

    "School district and charter school employee," "school district or charter school employee," or "employee" means all individuals, including teachers, school administrators, school support personnel, instructional aides, nurses, school counselors, coaches, custodial staff, and nutrition staff, hired by a school district or charter school or a program established under Chapter 16 of this title, who provide services to students on a regular, ongoing basis. "School district and charter school employee," "school district or charter school employee," or "employee" does not include contractors or subcontractors, such as bus drivers or security guards; substitute employees; and individuals hired by or subcontracted by other state agencies to work on school property.

    Specific requirements:

    • All new staff must take the course Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training within 30 days of employment.
    • Any new school administrator, school nurse or school counselor serving grades 7 through 12 must take 2 hours of Teen Dating Violence training within one year of employment.  Staff must also retake the material once every three (3) years in order to remain current on this requirement.
    • All school personnel must complete 90 minutes in Suicide Prevention training annually.

    Non-Academic Mandatory Training Opportunities

    The interactive catalog below is designed to allow educators and employees to search for training opportunities by title, category, description, audience, # of hours, and course #.

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  • Bullying Prevention & Criminal Youth Gang Detection (NAMC-BG)
  • Child Abuse and Child Safety Awareness, Prevention, Detection & Reporting (NAMC-CSA)
  • Child Abuse and Child Safety Awareness, Prevention, Detection & Reporting (NAMC-CSA)
  • School Bullying Awareness & Prevention; Criminal Youth Gang Detection (NAMC-BG)
  • Suicide Prevention (NAMC-SP)
  • Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention (NAMC-TD)
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    Resources

    General Information

    • With the exception of the Suicide Prevention Training, there are no automatic pre-registration in PDMS. Participants must individually register for the course(s) they want to complete. Access will be immediately available after registering.
    • Approved courses are in Schoology with registration managed through PDMS, except as noted below:

    A district or charter school may elect to have the approved course taught in person rather than online through Schoology.


    Bully Prevention/Criminal Youth Gang Identification Training (Contact: Brian N. Moore)

    List of course availability for 2020-2021 school year:

    NAMC-BG: School Bullying and Gang Detection (2020-2021) – 1 hour credit (Course #25170) Available

    NAMC-BG: Human Trafficking Awareness for Educators (2020-2021) - .5 hour credit (Course #28286) Available

    Bully Prevention Training with Voiceover

    Bully Prevention Training without Voiceover

    Criminal Youth Gang Identification Training with Voiceover

    Criminal Youth Gang Identification Training without Voiceover


    Child abuse and child safety awareness, prevention, detection, and reporting (Contact: Susan Haberstroh)

    List of course availability for 2020-2021 school year: 

    NAMC-CSA: Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training (2020-2021) – 1 hour credit (Course #25169) - Available

    NAMC-CSA: Minimal Facts (2020-2021) - .5 hour credit (Course #27928) Available

    NAMC-CSA: Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Impact on Learning (2020-2021)– 1 hour credit (Course #28392) Available

     NAMC-CSA: Refresher – Child Abuse Detection and Reporting (2020-2021) - .5 hour credit (Course #28380) Available

    This refresher course provides information on Title IX processes.

    NAMC-CSA: Stewards of Children (2020-2021) (virtual format - provided by Beau Biden Foundation) – 1 hour credit  (Please fill out the NAMC-CSA form under General Information and provide to DOE to set up a section)  Available

    (NEW - Spring 2020) NAMC-CSA: Virtual Learning Environment: Identifying Child Abuse (virtual format - provided by Beau Biden Foundation) - 1 hour credit (Please fill out the NAMC-CSA form under General Information and provide to DOE to set up section) Available

    (NEW - Spring 2020) NAMC-CSA: Grooming Children, Families, and Organizations (virtual format - provided by Beau Biden Foundation) - 1 hour credit (Please fill out the NAMC-CSA form under General Information and provide to DOE to set up section)  Available

    Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training (Select "educators" as the group code)

    Child Abuse Posters with toll-free numbers

    English Version

    Spanish Version


    Suicide Prevention Training (Contact: Jennifer Davis

     

    Course information for 2020-2021 school year:

    Annual course completion of at least 90 minutes required. Staff MUST complete Steps 1 AND 2 below. Be sure to read and follow all instructions in the Schoology course to ensure you receive the appropriate credit.

    Step 1: Most staff have been preregistered for NAMC-SP: MEP: Act on FACTS – Delaware  (Course #: 29253) *

              * Check your PDMS account “My Courses --> My Learning Opportunities -->View All” to access the course. If the course does NOT appear there, you may register for an open section.

     Step 2: Upon completion of Step 1, ALL staff must register for one of the additional courses to meet the 90-minute requirement.

    • NAMC-SP: Suicide Prevention in Elementary School: Sense or Nonsense (Course #: 29254)
    • NAMC-SP: Middle School: Magic or Mayhem (Course #: 29255)
    • NAMC-SP: Return to Learn: Reintegrating a Student After a Suicide Related Absence & Bullying: Not a New Problem (Course #: 29256)

     

     FOR STAFF WITHOUT PDMS ACCESS ONLY

    Staff without access to PDMS can access the training HERE.

    Training Sign-in Document for Non-PDMS Staff 


    Teen Dating Violence Training (Contact: Brian N. Moore)

    List of available courses for 2020-2021: (Course #24185)  

    NAMC-TD: Module 1 Introduction/Definitions/Warning Signs/Confidentiality

    NAMC-TD: Module 2 Teen Dating Violence Reporting & Protocols/Healthy Relationships

    NAMC-TD: Module 3 Sexual Violence Reporting & Protocols

    NAMC-TD: Module 4 Reporting & Response Protocols/Youth Produced Sexual Images

    NAMC-TD: Dating Matters (2019-2020) – 1 hour credit

    The 4 modules together provide for 1 hour of credit. Completion of 4 modules plus the Dating Matters video meet the 2 hour requirement for any new school administrator, school nurse or school counselor serving grades 7 through 12.


    Restraint Reporting Training (Contact: Brian N. Moore)

    Restraint Reporting Training Webinar

    (Course #24184)


    Approved Child Safety Curriculums for Pre-K- Grade 6 Personal Body Safety Requirement (Contact: Sabra Collins)

    The Child Protection Accountability Commission (CPAC) has approved four different curriculums that meet the requirements under 14 Del.C.§4163. The Program Overview is a downloadable document which contains information on all four programs as well as links to their home page information. Links to the individual programs have been provided for your convenience.

    CPAC Approved Child Safety Curriculum Program Overview

    Programs:

  • Contact Information:

    School Climate Office, Delaware Department of Education

    Brian N. Moore, MBA 

    Program Manager

    Office: 302-857-3374

    Fax:    302-739-6397

     

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Last Modified on September 2, 2020