ERIC Number: ED269125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Intervention Strategies with Abused Children.
Koskie, Beth; Heidemann, Sandra
Teachers receiving training about child abuse issues raised many questions about what they could do in a classroom to facilitate the healing and growth of an abused/neglected child. The questions centered on three main areas of concern: (1) How are children's extreme behaviors to be interpreted? (2) What is the teacher's role? and (3) What can teachers do to promote more appropriate behaviors? This booklet provides a responses to these questions. The left-hand column of each page lists personal, interpersonal, cognitive, and emotional issues likely to confront abused children. Such issues include boundaries, trust, role reversals, safety, self-esteem/self-identity, authority/power/control, shame/guilt/anger, loyalty/denial, and confusion. The middle column of each page specifies problematic behaviors related to each of the listed issues. The right-hand column offers suggestions for dealing with the behaviors in ways that control negative behaviors and give special attention to needs of abused children. To use this booklet effectively, a teacher must recognize that interventions require time and consistent application and that children under stress who have not been abused may behave in ways characteristic of abused children. (RH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Child Abuse, Children, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Emotional Development, Guidelines, Intervention, Stress Variables, Teacher Response, Teacher Role
Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, Lehman Center, 1006 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: For related document, see PS 015 736.