Issues of Abuse

NEWESD 101 no longer offers these classes. If you have received your Masters or your Administrators certificate, taken either an Administrators or Educators Law class at the university or college level, you most likely have already taken a class in which the issues of abuse topics were covered.

You may have taken a class that meets OSPI's description of the topics, but it wasn't called "Issues of Abuse." OSPI's description is: "The candidate must have taken coursework in issues of abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention."

If you still need a class, you may want to try the following or search in pdEnroller for a similar course and search in all areas.

According to OSPI, the SafeSchools course titled “Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting (full course Washington)” meets the issues of abuse requirement.  If your district is a member of SafeSchools then this course could be free and you would only have to pay for the clock hours.


Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children
Tuition (VESi) $140
Clock Hours (NEWESD) 30/$90
Online Course with no date restrictions
Register online at or by calling 1-800-313-6744 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday. You can view the syllabus online. For this class, register with VESi to take the class, choosing clock hours through NEWESD 101 (or another clock hours provider or a college/university for credit - they partner with several providers for clock hours or credit.) If you choose clock hours with NEWESD, once you complete the class, VESi will let our registrar know and she will send an email with forms and instructions.