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Title: Child Abuse Prevention: State Initiatives


1
Child Abuse PreventionState Initiatives
Activities
Gria Davison Florida Department of
Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and
Student Services Student Support Services
Project Telephone 850.922.8485 E-mail
gdavison_at_tempest.coedu.usf.edu
Dawne Gullatt Hillsborough County Public
Schools Coordinator,School Social Work
Services Telephone 813.273.7282 E-mail
Dawne.Gullatt_at_sdhc.k12.fl.us
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Child Abuse Prevention
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Scope
  • Office of Adoption and Child Protection
  • Child Abuse Source Book A Prevention
    Intervention Tool
  • A School Districts Perspective Hillsborough
    County
  • Other School District Prevention Activities
  • Questions

4
  • Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency
  • Cooperative Planning
  • Legislative Authority / Areas of Focus
  • 39.001(8)(b)2, F.S. The EOG, DCF, DOE, and
    DOHinform/instruct parents and school staff
  • 39.001(8)(b)5, F.S. The EOG, DCF, DOE, and DOH
    curriculum materials for instruction in the
    identification, intervention, and prevention of
    child abuse, abandonment, and neglect

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Education Cooperative Planning Team Activities
  • 39.001(8)(b)2, F.S. inform/instruct parents and
    school staff
  • Inform and Instruct Parents of School Children
    and Appropriate School Personnel on
  • Detecting Child Abuse, Abandonment and Neglect
  • Taking Action in a suspected case of child abuse,
    abandonment or neglect
  • Caring for a childs needs after a report is made

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Who are the recipients of this training?
  • Student services staff
  • Instructional personnel
  • Building administrators
  • District level staff/administrators
  • Students
  • Parents

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What is the frequency of your training?
One initial training _at_ beginning of employment Annually Twice a year Discretion of building principal N/A
Parents (of school students) 1 1 0 5 26
Students 1 2 0 2 22
Instructional Personnel 11 18 1 2 2
Building Administrators 2 20 1 6 4
Student Services Staff (social workers, guidance counselors, nurses, psychologists) 5 24 0 3 1
District level staff/administrators 6 18 1 2 7
Other One time for new teachers by grant at hiring as needed One time for new teachers by grant at hiring as needed One time for new teachers by grant at hiring as needed One time for new teachers by grant at hiring as needed One time for new teachers by grant at hiring as needed
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Education Cooperative Planning Team Activities
  • 39.001(8)(b)5, F.S. enhancement / adaptation of
    curriculum materials
  • Enhancement or Adaptation of Curriculum Materials
    for K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
  • Identification of child abuse, abandonment and
    neglect
  • Intervention in a case of child abuse,
    abandonment and neglect
  • Prevention of child abuse, abandonment and neglect

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Curriculum materials are designed across a
sequential program of instruction at the
following grade levels.
Responses Number of Respondents
K 3rd 9
4th 6th 7
7th 9th 7
10th 12th 7
Not specific to grade/student progression level 26
Other 9
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NEXT STEPS
Evidence-based Curricula
  • Identify effective or promising curricula
  • Obtain list of current curricula
  • Determine use of evidence based
  • Disseminate best practice or evidence based
    curricula

Parent Information
  • Survey a representative sample of parents.
  • Utilize the Florida PTA to assist in the survey.

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Under Revision
Child Abuse Source Book for Florida School
Personnel A Prevention and Intervention Tool
(2004)
  • Writing Team Expertise Collaboration
  • FLDOE
  • DOH / CMS
  • DCF
  • HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
  • BROWARD COUNTY

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Revised Table of Contents
  • Section 1
  • Recognizing the Abused and Neglected Child in
    Your School
  • A. Responding to a Childs Cry for Help
  • B. Indicators Related to the Age of the Child
  • C. Family and Environmental Factors That Increase
    Risk
  • D. Indicators of Child Abuse and Neglect

E. Exposure to Domestic Violence F.
Drug-Endangered Children G. Child Trafficking
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Table of Contents (continued)
  • Section 2 Reporting Child Abuse
  • Florida Law on Reporting Child Abuse
  • Preparing a ReportWhat to Include
  • Florida Abuse Hotline Reporting Options
  • Has Your Report Been Accepted?
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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Table of Contents (continued)
  • Section 3 After a Report
  • What Happens after You Make a Report? (flowchart)
  • Talking with the Childs Parents or Caregivers
  • Confidentiality
  • Dealing with Your Own Feelings
  • When Reporting Does Not Seem to Help 

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Table of Contents (continued)
  • Section 4 Supporting Maltreated Students
  • Helping Maltreated Children Succeed in School
  • Engaging the Family with the School
  • Support Services in the School and Community
  • Constructive Responses to Problem Behaviors

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Table of Contents (continued)
  • Section 5 The Schools Role in Prevention
    Intervention
  • Working with District and School Faculty
  • Working with Families
  • Prevention Programs in the Classroom
  • Working with the Community
  • Resources
  • Print Resources
  • Internet Resources
  • Support Services in Your Community
  • Child Abuse Reporting Fax Sheet
  • DCF/Hotline Fax Reporting Form
  • Definitions

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Sourcebook Highlights
  • HOT TOPICS

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Hillsborough County Public SchoolsChild Abuse
Prevention Training
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Child Abuse Training Topics
  • Ethical Responsibility
  • Legal Responsibility
  • Chapter 39, Florida Statute
  • Reporting Procedures
  • Signs of Abuse Neglect
  • School and Community Support Resources

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Focus of District Training
  • Why educators should be involved
  • Reasons educators do not report
  • How to make a report
  • Schools support to child and parents
  • School administrators support to teacher
  • Tips for classroom teacher
  • Best practice guidelines for schools

22
Collaborators and PartnersDistrict
  • Student Support Services
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologist
  • Nurses
  • Administrators
  • Guidance Department
  • Guidance counselors
  • Administrators

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Collaborators and PartnersDistrict
  • Exceptional Student Education Services
  • ESE Specialists
  • Staff Specialists
  • Administrators
  • School Security Services
  • Staff Development and Training Office

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Collaborators and PartnersCommunity
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff Office
  • Hillsborough Kids Inc.
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • University of South Florida
  • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.
  • Child Abuse Council

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Local Prevention School TrainingsDistrict
  • New Teacher Orientation Training
  • Student Support Services Guidance Training
  • Role of Educator in Prevention and Intervention
    of Child Abuse Training

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Local Prevention School ProgramsCommunity
Partners
  • Kids on the Block Program
  • Child Victim Rapid Response Program
  • Kinship Care Support Groups
  • Child Abuse Prevention Cross Trainings
  • HCSO-Child Abuse Investigations Office
  • HKI- Care Managers Foster Care Parents

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Resources
  • Child Welfare Conference
  • Located on Internal District Email System
  • Access for principals, assistant principals
    guidance, and student support staff
  • Provides guidelines and procedures involving
    child abuse, foster care, and juvenile justice
  • Direct access to DOE Child Abuse Resource Book
  • Authorized agent lists of child abuse
    investigators, foster care counselors/care
    managers, and juvenile justice counselors
  • Information on Comprehensive Behavior Assessments
    and authorized evaluators
  • Frequently asked questions by teachers/principals
    regarding child abuse investigations.

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Resource Materials
  • The Educators Role in Reporting Child Abuse and
    Neglect
  • Published by
  • The Child Abuse Council
  • Child Family Studies
  • Louis de la Parte, Florida Mental Health
    Institute
  • Department of Child and Family Services

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Resources
  • Child Abuse Source Book for Florida School
    Personnel A Prevention and Intervention Tool
  • Children Who Hurt Cant Learn 2004
  • Published by
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Bureau of Exceptional Education Student
    Services
  • Florida Department of Children Families
  • Florida Department of Health and select
    Florida school districts

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