Full course description
Ensuring the safety and well-being of all students is the most important responsibility for all school district employees. This course will empower you to better understand the definitions of abuse, statistics about how often it happens, what is known about both victims and perpetrators, steps to prevent abuse, and finally, legal requirements about what to do when you suspect abuse has occurred.
The first section of the course covers the topics of physical and emotional abuse and neglect. The second section of the course focuses specifically on the topic of child sexual abuse, as much of the research, statistics and strategies to stop sexual abuse are distinct from other types of abuse. Supplemental documents are provided in order to reinforce the information discussed. Finally, participants will be asked to complete an online assessment to ensure understanding of essential content.