Non-Academic Mandatory Training
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.
- 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 #.
- Click on the drop down to choose to search by "Starts With" or "Contains"
- Type search criteria into the field
- Click Submit
- Results will display all training information pertaining to the search criteria
- Note: To see all available training opportunities - leave the fields blank and click Submit.
- 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)
Courses available August 8, 2022 for 2022-2023 school year:
NAMC-BG: School Bullying and Gang Detection – 1 hour credit (Course #25170)
NAMC-BG: Human Trafficking Awareness for Educators (updated 2021-2022) - 1 hour credit (Course #28286) Available
Child abuse and child safety awareness, prevention, detection, and reporting (Contact: Jennifer Davis)
Courses update as of August 8, 2022 for 2022-2023 school year:
NAMC-CSA: Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training (updated 2021-2022) – 1 hour credit (Course #25169) (Updated for 2022-23) Available
NAMC-CSA: Minimal Facts (created 2019-2020) - .5 hour credit (Course #27928) - (Updated for 2022-23) (Updated for 2022-23) Available
NAMC-CSA: Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Impact on Learning (created 2019-2020)– 1 hour credit (Course #28392) Available
NAMC-CSA: Refresher – Child Abuse Detection and Reporting (created 2019-2020) - .5 hour credit (Course #28380) (Updated for 2022-23) Available
(NEW-2021-2022) NAMC-CSA: Children with Disabilities Mandatory Reporter Training - 1 hour credit (Course #30022) (Updated for 2022-23) Available
NAMC-CSA: Stewards of Children (2019-20) (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 Posters with toll-free numbers
Suicide Prevention Training (Contact: Jennifer Davis)
All courses available August 8, 2022 for 2022-2023 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.
Teen Dating Violence Training (Contact: Brian N. Moore)
Course available August 8, 2022 for 2022-2023: (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)
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.
School Climate Office, Delaware Department of Education
Brian N. Moore, MBA