When children are abused : an educator's guide to intervention.
Tower, Cynthia Crosson.
viii, 200 p.
Publication Information: Boston : Allyn and Bacon
Available from: Pearson
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Lebanon, IN 46052
This book provides guidance for educators to help them recognize and respond to different forms of child maltreatment, formulate a school reporting protocol, and create a Child Protection Team. The first part of the book discusses why educators are so important in the lives of abused and neglected children, symptoms of different types of abuse and neglect, factors that put children at risk for abuse and neglect, the impact of the Internet on child abuse and neglect, why people abuse and neglect children, and the differences between discipline and abuse. Steps are explained for validating suspicions of child abuse and neglect and include documentation, consulting with other professionals, and analyzing data. Part 2 focuses on intervention and includes chapters that explore how schools can be proactive in preventing child abuse and neglect, how to communicate with the abused and neglected child and the family, how to make a report with and without a child protection team, and confidentiality. Chapter 10 explains what happens once the report has been made, types of treatment for families, child placement, the involvement of the educator in the investigation and treatment, and court involvement. Final chapters discuss how educators can help the abuse child in the classroom, how to help maltreated children, and how to help foster children. Successful programs for preventing child abuse are highlighted, and strategies for implementing a successful prevention program are shared. 98 references.
teachers role; definitions; risk factors; internet crimes; etiology; child abuse reporting; prevention