The Role of the School in Reporting Child Abuse

Currently throughout the United States, all teachers, aides, school coaches, counselors, and healthcare professionals are mandated reporters, yet many professionals fail to make reports of child abuse for a variety of reasons.   Most commonly, teachers, counselors, and other faculty decide not to report suspected child abuse because of a few simple misconceptions and a lack of education on reporting procedure, all of which can be simply remedied.  Information provided to school faculty should be comprehensive and easy to follow.  Our resource for Mandated Reporters can serve as a simple guide for anyone entering a position in schools.  Here are a few simple solutions to remedy underreporting in schools.Read More »