ERIC Number: ED242709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Child Abuse and Neglect: A Teacher's Handbook for Detection, Reporting, and Classroom Management.
Tower, Cynthia Crosson
Educators have a duty to become involved in detecting and reporting abuse and neglect for at least three reasons. First, the trauma created by abuse and neglect is as much a detriment to learning as is a perceptual or physical difficulty. Second, teachers' roles place them in close contact with the child on a daily basis. And third, in all states, teachers are mandated by law to report child abuse and can be held liable for failure to do so. This book discusses the teacher's role in recognizing and reporting child abuse or neglect in nine chapters: (1) "How Do You Recognize Abuse and Neglect?" (2) "Whom Do You Tell?--The Reporting Process"; (3) "If You Suspect Child Abuse, How Can You Validate Your Suspicion?" (4) "Once You Report, What Happens Then?" (5) "What If You Have to Go to Court?" (6) "What Can You Do for the Child, Beyond Reporting?" (7) "Who Is the Child's Family?" (8) "How Can You Help the Child by Helping the Family?" and (9) "What Can You Do about Prevention?" Also included is a 41-item bibliography, eight appendices which include sources of further information and reporting procedure, and a list of state review board members. (JMK)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification, Legal Responsibility, Parent Child Relationship, Sexual Abuse, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($7.95, Stock No. 0826-X-00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.