ERIC Number: ED481848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidance for School Personnel.
This guide for Colorado educators and other school personnel is intended to help define child abuse and neglect and develop appropriate policy and training programs. Sections address the following topics: identifying child abuse and neglect; identifying physical abuse; identifying neglect and emotional abuse; identifying sexual abuse; responding to disclosure; child abuse and neglect law excerpts (definitions); reporting procedures (model school reporting policy); reporting procedures (sample reporting form); child abuse and neglect law excerpts concerning persons required to report and their liability; reporting procedures (after a report is made); child abuse and neglect law excerpts concerning after a report is made; child abuse and neglect law excerpts concerning immunity from liability for persons reporting; reporting procedures for suspected abuse by school employees; Colorado Department of Education Notification Form; background screening for school employees; the Safe Schools Act; working with a child who has been abused; working with caregivers of children who have been abused; tips for parents and caregivers; and preventing child abuse and neglect. A list of five state (Colorado) and five national resources is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Definitions, Disclosure, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Abuse, Federal Legislation, Identification, Legal Responsibility, Prevention, Records (Forms), Sexual Abuse, State Legislation, Teacher Responsibility
Colorado Dept. of Education, Prevention Initiatives Unit, 201 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6750. For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprevention/download/pdf/child_abuse_manual_2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Prevention Initiatives Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado