About This Chapter
How to Recognize Child Abuse & Distress - Chapter Summary
While moving through this chapter, you will view short lessons about the responsibility of a teacher to realize when child abuse has occurred and the procedure for reporting it. Additionally, you will also come across the following:
- Four most important types of child abuse and neglect, and their effects
- Effects of child abuse on the development of children
- Signs of PTSD in children
- Definition and examples of internalizing and externalizing behaviors
Complete the brief quizzes at the end of the lessons to check the concepts you remember. You will have access to the chapter whenever you need it, because it is mobile friendly.
How It Helps
- Provides guidance: Your knowledge of the proper procedure for reporting child abuse will enable you to develop a plan for your own class.
- Creates awareness: Because you will know four of the major types of child abuse and neglect, you will be sensitive to them in your class.
- Breaks down: Your understanding of PTSD and its symptoms will help you develop classroom activities to support students who are experiencing it.
By the end of the chapter, you will be able to:
- Detect if a child has been abused
- Identify whether a student in your class is experiencing one of the main types of child abuse and neglect, and address the effects
- Create intervention methods for students who are experiencing PTSD
- Differentiate whether a student is exhibiting internalizing or externalizing behaviors and develop activities to help them
1. The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse
Child abuse is a serious problem, and teachers have a moral and ethical obligation to help abused children by reporting concerns. This lesson will review your role in recognizing and reporting child abuse.
2. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects
Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.
3. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development
A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.
4. PTSD Symptoms in Children
PTSD is among the most complicated disorders to recognize, particularly in children living with the disorder. Through this lesson you will learn how PTSD manifests itself in children and explore some of the more common symptoms.
5. Internalizing Behaviors: Definition & Examples
Internalizing behaviors are negative, problematic behaviors that are directed toward the self. Learn about internalizing behaviors, their effects, how they differ from externalizing behaviors, and more.
6. Externalizing Behaviors: Examples & Definition
Externalizing behaviors are negative behaviors that are directed toward the external environment. Learn about the effects of externalizing behaviors, how they influence adulthood, and more.
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Other chapters within the Promoting Students' Social-Emotional Learning course
- Developing Self-Esteem in Social-Emotional Learning
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Strategies for Managing Student Aggression
- Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
- Peer Friendships & Interpersonal Strategies
- Cooperative Learning & Strategies for Conflict Resolution
- Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions
- Healthy Classroom Environments & Cultural Inclusion
- The Role of Family-School Partnerships
- Social Development in Early Childhood Education