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ERIC Number: EJ880101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Battling Sexual Abuse
Dessoff, Alan
District Administration, v46 n3 p50, 52, 54, 56 Mar 2010
From costly lawsuits on behalf of victims to negative media coverage, districts can face potentially devastating consequences as a result of sexual abuse of their students by district employees. This article offers a few tips on how to battle sexual abuse particularly in school districts. The author stresses that by adopting strong policies that include training all their personnel about what sexual abuse is, how to spot the warning signs, and what to do if they suspect a co-worker is doing something improper, administrators can diminish the impacts and try to prevent future incidents. Proactively training employees is crucial to a district strategy. Plus, the legal implications a district should know to heed practical recommendations. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A