ERIC Number: ED355732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Educators in the Protection and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. [Revised and Expanded.] The User Manual Series.
Tower, Cynthia Crosson
This manual provides guidelines for the involvement of educators in combating the problem of child abuse and neglect. It is designed to delineate the roles that teachers, school counselors, school nurses, special education professionals, administrators, and other school and day care personnel have in helping maltreated children. It specifically addresses: (1) why educators should be concerned with child abuse and neglect, including a discussion of community, legal, ethical, and personal issues; (2) how to recognize when a child has been maltreated; (3) reporting procedures; (4) what happens once the report is made, discussing what support schools can offer for the child, the parents, and the family; and (5) what prevention strategies can be used, focusing on school-based programs for children and adolescents, school-based programs for families, and school-community programs. Appendices provide an outline of a model child abuse and neglect policy for schools and a corporal punishment fact sheet. The manual also includes a glossary, 25 reference notes, a bibliography of approximately 40 items, and a list of 14 organizations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Clinical Diagnosis, Corporal Punishment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Identification, Legal Responsibility, Models, Parent School Relationship, Prevention, School Community Relationship, School Policy, School Responsibility, School Role, Sexual Abuse, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Circle, Inc., McLean, VA.