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ERIC Number: ED313135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Child Abuse Prevention: Working with Staff, Parents, and Children.
Phyfe-Perkins, Elizabeth; Birtwell, Nancy
University Child Care at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst uses written policies, a personal safety curriculum, and parent-teacher dialogues to prevent child sexual abuse. This paper discusses aspects of these three components. Discussion of written policies focuses on the mandated reporter status of caregivers, state laws, procedures for reporting abuse, and daily classroom procedures. Aspects of the personal safety component include anatomically correct names for body parts, assertiveness skills, the right to privacy, differences in personal touches (the touch continuum), verbalization about unwanted touches, and ways in which a child can know whom to consult when troubled. Letters to parents concerning the curriculum content supplement the discussion. Material on parent-teacher dialogues and meetings includes discussions of child sexual abuse, public laws, classroom policies and strategies, abuse prevention curriculum activities, the parental role in prevention, indicators of abuse, ways to handle a disclosure, and related books and materials. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A