As part of your initial certification requirements for New York State Library Media Specialist Certification, you are required to take three workshops:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • SAVE
  • (Dignity for All Students) DASA

Child Abuse Prevention and the SAVE Workshop

  • Both Child Abuse and SAVE are available online. Complete these workshops prior to the beginning of student teaching and submit a copy of your certificate to the LMS Coordinator.
  • Link to online portal for workshops:

Dignity for All Students Workshop (DASA)

DASA is required for all teacher candidates in NY State graduating after December 31, 2013. For more information on DASA, see

Pratt SILS will offer a DASA Workshop in Spring 2015