Promise Not To Tell? A Teachers Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
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This professional development series, produced by KET in collaboration with the Kentucky Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, answers many of the questions teachers have about addressing the issue of the suspected sexual abuse of a child. The three 20-minute programs address indicators of sexual abuse, teachers and caregivers legal responsibilities when abuse is suspected, and how adults can provide support for the victimized child.
Available from KET on tape or DVD.
3 20-minute programs on one tape; $12.50
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Kentucky child care professionals may register to receive credit toward Kentucky licensing requirements for viewing this series and completing the accompanying coursework. (You must have a videotape or DVD copy of the programs.)
- Recognizing and RespondingMost children do not report abuse, so its important to know what to look for. This program describes many of the warning signs of child sexual abuse, offers advice on how to respond to a student who reports abuse, and outlines the legal responsibilities of teachers and other professionals who suspect that a child is being abusedas well as what a teacher is not expected to do.
- Reporting and Investigatingexamines all aspects of reporting child sexual abuse, including whom to contact and what happens when and after the abuse is reported, and addresses issues relating to the childs family, the protection of the child, the safety of the reporting teacher, and the investigative process.
- Dealing with Long-Term Consequencesaddresses how teachers can support the child during and after the prosecution of the abuser and examines why an abuser may not be brought to trial.