Educators have a vital role in identifying,
reporting, and preventing child abuse and
Studies indicate that many
educators are not entirely clear what the indicators
of child abuse and neglect are or how to report
suspected maltreatment. There are many reasons why educators are so vital in identifying, treating, and preventing child
maltreatment. First, they have close and consistent
contact with children. Second, educators have a professional and legally mandated responsibility for reporting suspected maltreatment. While educators facilitate children’s learning, children cannot learn effectively if their attention or energy is sapped by the conflicts inherent in being
maltreated. Third, school personnel have a unique opportunity to advocate for children, as well as provide programs and services that can help children and strengthen families. It is important to realize that a positive relationship with a supporting adult may enhance the resiliency of children who have been abused, are at-risk for being abused, or live in a home where no maltreatment occurs but the family experiences other problems, such as substance abuse.
Dealing with child abuse and neglect is, in fact, a
community effort. As leaders in their communities,
educators are often in an ideal position to initiate this
type of teamwork.
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