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)
List of available courses:
NAMC-BG: School Bullying and Gang Detection (2019-2020) – 1 hour credit (Course #25170)
(New) NAMC-BG: Human Trafficking Awareness for Educators (2019-2020) - .5 hour credit (Course #28286)
Child abuse and child safety awareness, prevention, detection, and reporting (Contact: Susan Haberstroh)
List of available courses:
(REVISED) NAMC-CSA: Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training (2019-2020) – 1 hour credit (Course #25169)
(NEW) NAMC-CSA: Minimal Facts (2019-2020) - .5 hour credit (Course #27928)
(NEW) NAMC-CSA: Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Impact on Learning (2019-2020)– 1 hour credit (Course #28392)
(NEW) NAMC-CSA: Refresher – Child Abuse Detection and Reporting (2019-2020) - .5 hour credit (Course #28380)
This refresher course provides information on Title IX processes.
NAMC-CSA: Stewards of Children (in person only) – 1 hour credit (Please fill out the NAMC-CSA form under General Information and provide to DOE to set up a section)
Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training (Select "educators" as the group code)
Child Abuse Posters with toll-free numbers
Suicide Prevention Training (Contact: Jennifer Davis)
List of available courses:
NAMC-SP: Suicide Prevention (2019-2020) – 2 hours credit (As of August 8, 2019 - school personnel have not been pre-loaded. This will occur by August 19th)
Annual course completion of at least 90 minutes required.
Teen Dating Violence Training (Contact: Brian N. Moore)
List of available courses: (Course #24185) As of September 19, 2019, you may experience issues for accessing the modules and/or the video depending on your browser. More information to come.
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
(New) 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: Susan Haberstroh)
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