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NCJ Number: 163617 Find in a Library
Title: Training Educators To Work With Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect (From Child Abuse and Neglect: An Interdisciplinary Method of Treatment, P 181-187, 1989, Narviar Cathcart Barker, ed. - See NCJ-163604)
Author(s): I L Davis
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
Dubuque, IA 52004
Sale Source: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
4050 Westmark Drive
P.O. Box 1840
Dubuque, IA 52004
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Communication and teamwork and crucial elements in successful prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect; teachers require training on this issue because they are an essential part of this team.
Abstract: Teachers are the only professionals outside the family who have significant daily interactions with children. The school's role and responsibilities rest mainly in the areas of prevention, identification, and reporting. Therefore, prevention, identification, referral, and reporting of child abuse and neglect need to be part of teacher training. The first step is to ensure the commitment and motivation regarding the crucial role of the teacher. Training should cover the nature of child abuse, their roles and the roles of other adults involved in the care and development of children, the dynamics of working with groups, and identification and reporting procedures. The four concerns that should shape the format and structure of the curriculum should be the avoidance of emotional overload, varied modes of presentation, the involvement of community people and agencies, and the recognition of the need for emotional outlets. 9 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse prevention; Child abuse reporting; Educators child-abuse neglect role; Professional in-service education
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