To Report Suspected Abuse Call DCYF at (800) 894-5533 - For Emergencies Dial 911

Professional Development

Become KNOW & TELL Educated

In-Person, Virtual, or Online eCourse

KNOW & TELL® is an education program to educate all adults to KNOW the signs of abuse and TELL responsible authorities when a child needs helpThis comprehensive program provides exceptional professional development opportunities to schools, youth serving organizations, camps, coaches, law enforcement, first responders and other members of the community who work with children.

To become fully KNOW & TELL® Educated, participants may complete the course via three presentation modes:

  • In-Person
  • Virtual
  • Online eCourse

All three training modes focus on three key elements – EducateInform, and Protect. Participants will learn:

  • about the mandated reporting responsibilities required by NH law,
  • the legal definitions of neglect, physical, psychological, and sexual abuse
  • the child abuse signs to look for,
  • to recognize the barriers of reporting and how to overcome them,
  • steps for when/how to make a report to the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF),
  • tips for making the reporting process easier,
  • the role every NH adult has in the child protection system, and
  • how NH Child Advocacy Centers (CAC), Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT), and other statewide stakeholders work together to protect children.

 


Participate in KNOW & TELL In-Person

Organizations/Participants who complete the 3-hour IN-PERSON Training receive:

  • Customizable Training based on organizational needs, for example
    • split sessions (1.5 hours over (2) sessions vs. (1) 3-hour session) based on organizational schedules
    • Interactive Activities
    • other as determined
  • 1-2 KNOW & TELL® Presenters (determined by group size) and partners from;
    • the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) (as available), and
    • Child Advocacy Center (when available)
    • Law Enforcement (as available)
    • Other Statewide Stakeholders (as available)
  • KNOW & TELL® Folder filled with resources and reminders of how to keep children safe and make a report 
  • KNOW & TELL® Posters for schools and youth serving organizations
    • Signs of Abuse
    • Helpful Tips for Reporting
    • Keeping Children Safe
  • KNOW & TELL® Certificate with applicable training hours toward professional development standards and requirements.
  • KNOW & TELL® Educated Badges (for organizational websites and vestibule entryways) recognizing your entire organization for successfully completing the training program. 

The In-Person Training takes at least 2.5 hours to present and is best delivered in a 3 – 3.5 hour block of time if interactive activities and Q&A sessions are desired. 

Associated training costs are based on the number of participants. Please email Stephanie Arroyo (Sarroyo@cac-nh.org) or call (603) 864-0216 for estimates and further details about your specific training needs.

NOTE: Individual Schools and/or entire Districts may be able use Title IV Funds or their Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to address the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to fully cover the training costs.

 Take Our KNOW & TELL eCourse!

     

The KNOW & TELL® Online eCourse is a FREE 2.5 hour training focusing on the previously mentioned signs of abuse and neglect, plus includes additional survivor testimony and education.

Organizations/Participants who complete the FREE 2.5 hour Online eCourse Training:

  • Self-pace their experience (e.g., pause/stop/start/resume wherever they left off) throughout the 3 Modules;
     Educate, Inform, and Protect
  • KNOW & TELL® Certificate for 2.5 training hours toward professional development standards and requirements
  • On-Demand Organization Reports detailing participation rates and completion
  • KNOW & TELL® Educated Badges (for organizational websites and vestibule entryways) recognizing your entire organization for successfully completing the training program. 
  • Access to other FREE National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) online training opportunities.

Participate in KNOW & TELL® Virtual (Instructor-Led)

Organizations/Participants who complete the 2.5-hour VIRTUAL, Instructor-Led Training receive:

  • Customizable Training based on organizational needs, for example
    • split sessions (1.5 hours over 2 sessions) based on organizational schedules
  • 1-2 KNOW & TELL® Presenters (determined by group size)
  • KNOW & TELL® electronic resources of how to keep children safe and make a report of suspected child abuse neglect
  • KNOW & TELL® Posters for schools and youth serving organizations
    • Signs of Abuse
    • Helpful Tips for Reporting
    • Keeping Children Safe
  • KNOW & TELL® Certificate with applicable training hours toward professional development standards
  • KNOW & TELL® Educated Badges (for organizational websites and vestibule entryways) recognizing your entire organization for successfully completing the training program.

The VIRTUAL, Instructor-Led Training takes at least 2.0 hours to present and is best delivered in a 2.5 hour block of time if a break and Q&A session is desired. 

Associated training costs are based on the number of participants. Please email Stephanie Arroyo (Sarroyo@cac-nh.org) or call (603) 864-0216 for estimates and further details about your specific training needs.

NOTE: Individual Schools and/or entire Districts may be able use Title IV Funds or their Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to address the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to fully cover the training costs.

KNOW & TELL

If a child tells you that he or she has been hurt or you are concerned that a child may be the victim of any type of abuse or neglect, you are required to call the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Central Intake Unit at:

Telephone: (800) 894-5533
Call your local police department with immediate child safety concerns (dial 911)

Proof of abuse and neglect is not required to make a report and you may report confidentially.