ERIC Number: ED264062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-24
Reference Count: N/A
Child Sexual Assault in Rural Alaska--Issues and Solutions.
Leddy, Susan; Cox, James
A variety of information and sources for information on child sexual assault are collected in this document geared for educators in small communities. Materials include a fact sheet on small community concerns about sexual abuse, a flow chart for training school personnel in intervention and prevention, suggestions for school protocol for reporting child abuse/assault, role play situations for elementary and secondary teachers, myth/fact sheets about sexual assault, and guidelines for responding to a child's disclosure of sexual assault. The discussion of small community concerns covers four issues: (1) reporting child sexual abuse when the reporter cannot remain anonymous; (2) small community attitudes toward intervention; (3) lack of response by authorities to reports of suspected assault; and (4) support for children whose protection involves removing them from the home or community. Suggested school protocol for reporting child sexual assault includes the formation of a core group of three staff members trained in intervenion in child sexual assault cases and responsible for consistent reporting procedures. Selected bibliographies on child sexual assault and incest include 21 books for children and 8 books for parents. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Community Characteristics, Community Size, Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Incest, Intervention, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Population, School Policy, School Role, Sexual Abuse, Small Schools, Teacher Responsibility, Victims of Crime
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: STAR, Inc. Anchorage, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska