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Recognizing and Reporting when Students Need Help

Reporting suspected child abuse can be very stressful. Knowing what signs to look for, how to ask questions if needed and what to expect when you report can help make this difficult situation more manageable. Prolonged exposure to traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, can negatively impact the developing brain. Recognizing and reporting a student’s need for help are the first steps on their journey to safety, hope and healing. This video, conversation guide and suspect abuse card were collaboratively developed to build the confidence of all school staff to know what to do when child abuse is suspected.

Type(s):Learning Guides, Videos, Websites
Focus(s):Mental Health, Wellness
Audience(s):Education Assistants, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Establish inclusive learning environments
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Manage school operations and resources
Keyword(s):abuse, Wellness
Level(s):Early Learning, Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Is External:Yes
Date Posted:April 19, 2018