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Promise Not To Tell? A Teacher’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

Warning signs, reporting procedures, and the legal process
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PD, all levels
20 minutes
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By the age of 18, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused. And teachers—along with other school personnel and mental health workers—are required by law to report suspected child abuse. Promise Not To Tell?, a three-part series produced by KET in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, provides vital information for teachers about this difficult and important issue.

Promise Not To Tell? features teachers, counselors, administrators, mental health and law enforcement professionals, and adult survivors sharing insight and advice on dealing with child sexual abuse, from the first suspicions through reporting, the legal process, and the aftermath of reporting the abuse. The three 20-minute programs can be viewed as part of a faculty-wide training on the issue of child sexual abuse or used as a self-study by individual teachers.

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