DASA (DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT)
In accordance with Article 2, Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion.
Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is providing a two-hour certification course for new teachers to meet this requirement. Certification is delivered electronically to the state by PNW BOCES upon completion of the workshop.
The course is an overview of:
- The warning signs within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and other troubling behaviors in children
- Statutes, regulations, and policies relating to a safe nonviolent school climate
- Integration of social and problem solving skill development for students to promote a nonviolent school climate and enhance learning
New York State Education Law requires individuals applying for teaching certification and other licensure to have completed the two hours of coursework in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. Certification is delivered electronically to the state by PNW BOCES upon completion of the workshop.
This course prepares participants to:
- Identify the signs and behaviors of abuse
- Understand their role as a mandated reporter
- Contact the Child Protective Services department to report information regarding abuse
**Registration for all NYS Workshops is required. You can enroll in these workshops via pnwboces.org/nysworkshops.**