ERIC Number: ED265982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Child Abuse in the Harvest: A Handbook for Migrant Educators.
Dorman, Rebekah, Ed.; Rollo, Karen, Ed.
Intended for educators who work with migrant children, this handbook and resource directory will also be useful for other groups concerned with child abuse and neglect. The handbook aims to promote understanding of reasons migrant children are maltreated by parents and caretakers, to increase sensitivity to factors contributing to child abuse, to help distinguish maltreated children, to provide responses to abuse and neglect requiring collaboration between schools and other agencies, and to suggest ways to integrate school efforts with multidisciplinary community-based strategies directed at migrant families and children at risk. Attention is given to special circumstances of migrant families which leave them outside existing child protection systems and to the failure of the education system to become involved in detection and reporting of child abuse and neglect. The resource directory provides addresses and descriptions of 177 state, national, and community agencies and organizations arranged by topic area with 36 sources of audiovisuals, news services, computer bibliographic searches, and directories in the area of child welfare. An alphabetical index by organization name is included. Appendices provide examples of school abuse and neglect policies, New York state legal procedures and forms for reporting maltreatment, and a chart of indicators of maltreatment. (LFL)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Migrant Children, Migrants, Parent Child Relationship, Poverty, Resource Materials, School Community Programs, School Policy, School Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Migrant Education Unit, Office of General Education, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York