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ERIC Number: EJ886245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
School Psychologists Working with Children Affected by Abuse and Neglect
Dezen, Kristin A.; Gurl, Aaron; Ping, Jenn
Communique, v38 n7 p1, 18-19 May 2010
School psychologists encounter children regularly who have been affected by abuse and neglect. Maltreatment adversely affects the mental health status and academic achievement of youth, thereby making the topic an area of concern for school psychologists. More recently, child protection laws have been expanded to include mandatory child abuse reporting laws (1960), the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974, and the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1996. Despite these important legislative gains, child maltreatment continues to exist at alarming rates. As aspiring school psychologists, the authors share that working with children who have experienced the pain and suffering caused by child maltreatment can be a daunting task. In this article, the authors discuss the impact of maltreatment on children in schools, the influence of schools, and the potential roles of school psychologists in working with children affected by abuse and neglect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act