ERIC Number: ED249684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Abused Adolescents: How Schools and Educators Can Help.
The booklet examines issues involved in the physical battering, sexual misuse, or emotional maltreatment of adolescents. The nature and extent of physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse are briefly addressed, as are possible consequences, including withdrawal, mistrust, and suicide. Signs of abuse are linked to physical characteristics (such as hunger and uncleanliness) and school behavior (including verbal and physical aggression). Teachers are urged to follow guidelines on reporting and to become aware of helpful community resources. Avenues of approaching the youth are discussed, as are ways to deal with behavior problems. Also encouraged are providing success and praise, sharing information, holding classroom discussions, and talking with parents. School systems should review the reporting system, provide staff training, offer programs for youth, and work with parents. (CL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Physical Characteristics, Sexual Abuse, Teacher Role
Boys Town, Communications and Public Service Division, Boys Town, NE 68010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boys Town, NE.