ERIC Number: ED287249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
How Schools Can Help Combat Child Abuse and Neglect. Second Edition.
Tower, Cynthia Crosson
The book provides information to teachers and other school personnel regarding the detection and reporting of child abuse. Eleven chapters address the following topics: (1) "How to Recognize Physical and Emotional Abuse and Neglect"; (2) "How to Recognize Sexual Abuse"; (3) "The Reporting Process" (state reporting laws, school reporting policy, protective agencies); (4) "How to Validate Suspicion of Child Abuse" (documentation, analyzing data, consulting other professionals, teacher's checklist); (5) "After the Report" (protective agency decisions); (6) "Court Appearances"; (7) "How to Help the Child Beyond Reporting" (individual and classroom help, communicating with the social worker); (8) "The Child's Family" (understanding parents who are physically abusive, neglectful, sexually abusive, or emotionally abusive); (9) "How to Help the Child by Helping the Family"; (10) "Prevention: The Hope for the Future" (prevention program materials and resources); (11) "Prevention: Concerns and Evaluation" (a series of five reprints of articles on children's developmental stages, multicultural concerns, and prevention program evaluation). The appendices include abuse and neglect statistics, additional article reprints, sample reporting form, and listings of national organizations and the child protective service agency in each state. (JW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Community Resources, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Family Violence, Interprofessional Relationship, Juvenile Courts, Parent Child Relationship, Prevention, School Responsibility, Sexual Abuse, Teacher Responsibility
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($10.95, paperback--ISBN-0-8106-3295-0; $19.95 hardcover--ISBN-0-8106-3296-9; Stock No. 3295-0).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.