ERIC Number: ED429384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Assistance for Special Educators, Law Enforcement, and Child Protective Services in Recognizing and Managing Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities.
Struck, Linda M.
This booklet is designed to help Virginia special educators, law enforcement, and child protective service professionals recognize and understand abuse and neglect of children with disabilities; improve the reporting accuracy when there is suspicion of child abuse/neglect; and provide strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration that will facilitate a sensitive and effective response. Information is provided on: (1) the relationship between child maltreatment and disabilities; (2) risk factors; (3) indicators of abuse/neglect in children with disabilities; (4) disability types; (5) interview techniques; (6) Virginia child abuse and neglect laws; (7) definitions of child abuse/neglect; (8) issues and concerns about reporting; (9) procedures for making a report; (10) a brief explanation of what happens when a report is made; and (11) abuse/neglect prevention strategies for children with disabilities. An appendix includes a glossary of disabilities, information on the continuum of disabilities and developmental language skills, a prevention curricula for children with disabilities, and a list of local social services departments. Contains 17 references. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interviews, Legal Responsibility, Predictor Variables, Prevention, Questioning Techniques, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Responsibility
Virginia Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Unit, 730 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-1849; Tel: 804-692-1259 ($1.65).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC. Children's Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Social Services, Richmond.