The NYSPCC has published a well-received handbook for professionals who work with children entitled Professional's Handbook on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.  The Handbook is a comprehensive, accessible guide to recognizing the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment and the procedures for ensuring that a report is properly made to the appropriate authorities.

Included are a bibliography and appendices quoting the statuory provisions governing the law in this area and a listing of all local child protective offices in New York State.

Copies of the handbook may be purchsed for $17.00, which includes shipping and handling.  To order a copy, click here for information and an order form.