ERIC Number: ED258772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Child Abuse Teacher Inservice Training.
Morris, Judson H., Jr.
For child protective services (CPS) to be effective in rural areas there must be trust and credibility between the few social workers and the small rural school systems, and since many CPS referrals come from schools, teacher training is one useful method in assisting the child protective services process. In York County, South Carolina the CPS unit, which receives 365 reports a year, needed help from schools in identifying child abuse/neglect and in monitoring it. As teachers wanted to learn more about child abuse/neglect, CPS workers designed a teacher inservice training package which had school system approval and could be used for teachers to receive recertification credits. The package contained two 2-hour modules utilizing child abuse/neglect videotapes, lecture, group participation, group discussion, handouts, and a pre- and post-test. Teachers needed to score 70% on the post-test for recertification credits. Subsequent to the training, referrals were being made before serious abuse occurred as teachers were recognizing indicators more readily. This program achieved all its goals. Following the narrative is a collection of material used for the inservice training--information regarding abuse/neglect, definitions, physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse/neglect, legal codes, a complaint form, and a child abuse/neglect test. (PM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina