ERIC Number: ED245363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Child Sexual Assault and Abuse: Guidelines for Schools. Bulletin No. 4360.
Davis, I. Lorraine, Comp.
Sexual abuse of children within the school environment is far more pervasive than educators realize, with studies estimating up to 500,000 annual occurrences. The Wisconsin Child Sexual Assault and Abuse Guidelines should help school staff develop policy, set up cooperative interventions with community resources, and become familiar with abuse laws and with resources for training personnel. Section 1 notes Wisconsin's law mandating educator participation in abuse detection, stresses the role of professional ethics, and offers 13 policy suggestions. The second section defines abuse and outlines procedures for its handling on school premises for two age groups, abuse beyond premises, and abuse by school staff. Section 3 lists local, state and regional, and national resources and describes services of already established community abuse teams. Appendixes A through I include statutes, abuse indicators, interviewing techniques, curricula, prevention programs, training resources, abuse bibliography, films, and Wisconsin districts with prevention projects. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.
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