ERIC Number: ED313648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The School's Role in the Prevention/Intervention of Child Abuse and Neglect. A Manual for School Personnel.
This handbook on child abuse and neglect was written to assist school personnel, including administrators, teachers, counselors, school nurses, and school social workers in defining abuse and neglect and in developing policy and training programs to best address the abuse issue. Topics addressed include: (1) understanding child abuse and neglect; (2) identifying child abuse and neglect, including physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse; (3) responding to disclosure; (4) reporting procedures, including method of reporting, Colorado Law--Child Protection Act, model school policy, and sample reporting form; (5) assisting the child victim and family by working with the abused child in the classroom and working with parents of the abused child; (6) interagency cooperation, including social services and law enforcement; and (7) staff training, including the need for staff training, Colorado School Laws, sample training agenda, and concerns of school staff. A resource list consisting of relevant local, state, and national agencies, a bibliography of publications in child abuse and neglect, and a list of members of the Colorado State Board of Education are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.