Fostering Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom provides educators with a thorough, readable guide to some of the most common mental health issues and symptomatology that they are likely to confront in their daily work with students. Few teachers are specifically taught what behaviors by students may potentially result in severely reduced functioning or risk of harm to self or others. Many teachers today receive a trial by fire when confronted with mental health crises. This text will assist educators in recognizing symptoms of crisis and provides them tools that will help them take the proper steps toward addressing the mental health issues of their students.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect
Julie RobertsPalmourDiane J.BressonRaymond J.WallerMiriamJohnson

Prerading Questions

As you read this chapter, reflect on the following questions and issues:

  • What are some physical signs or behavioral indications that a child may be the victim of child abuse and neglect?
  • What are your legal responsibilities if you suspect child abuse or neglect?
  • What procedures does your school have in place to help recognize and prevent child abuse or neglect? Has your school provided training on these procedures?
  • What are some ways that you might help after a report has been made?
  • How can your school be proactive in the prevention of child abuse and neglect?

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