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In April 2014 we conducted a survey to learn how child abuse and neglect is recognized, reported, and prevented in schools. ...

In April 2014 we conducted a survey to learn how child abuse and neglect is recognized, reported, and prevented in schools.

More information at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/voices-of-education/child-abuse-and-neglect/

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    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 S C H O O L I M P R O V E M E N T N E T W O R K CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION SURVEY April 2014
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 • Survey sent to educators in April 2014 • 951 educators responded – 57% (519) teachers – 18% (166) administrators – Responders include educators working in: • Rural, urban, and suburban schools • Elementary, middle, and high schools Methodology
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Demographics Professional Position Administrator Teacher Other 18% 57% 25% School Environment Urban Rural Suburban 40% 37% 23% School Type Pre-K Elementary School Middle School High School 3% 53% 17% 27% Percent Classified as Title I 0-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-60% 61-70% 71-80% 81-90% 91-100% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8% 7% 10% 12% 13% 22%
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Key Findings • 19% of educators report seeing evidence of child abuse and neglect always or often. • Educators say neglect is the most common type of abuse seen in schools or districts (61%). • Collectively, educators estimate only 47% of cases are reported. However, administrators estimate that more cases are reported than teachers estimate. • Uncertainty of having enough evidence prevents educators from reporting signs of abuse (26%). • Most training on recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect is done by a school or district administrator (45%).
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Survey Results
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 19% of educators report seeing evidence of child abuse and neglect always or often. “HOW OFTEN DO YOU SEE EVIDENCES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN STUDENTS IN YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT?” Always 2% Often 17% Sometimes 45% Rarely 30% Never 6% 0% 100% By % Title I Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always 0% 100% By Type 0% 100% By Locale
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 19% of educators report seeing evidence of child abuse and neglect always or often. “HOW OFTEN DO YOU SEE EVIDENCES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN STUDENTS IN YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT?” Always 2% Often 17% Sometimes 45% Rarely 30% Never 6% Pre-K Elementary Middle Secondary Rural Suburban Urban Always 0% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1% 3% Often 15% 20% 12% 15% 15% 12% 22% Sometimes 41% 49% 44% 38% 48% 44% 41% Rarely 41% 25% 38% 36% 32% 33% 28% Never 4% 3% 5% 9% 3% 9% 6% 0-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-60% 61-70% 71-80% 81-90% 91-100% Always 0% 0% 4% 0% 0% 2% 3% 5% 4% 3% Often 1% 4% 14% 13% 17% 7% 11% 20% 24% 26% Sometimes 33% 48% 41% 54% 44% 55% 49% 49% 44% 43% Rarely 48% 38% 41% 26% 33% 36% 30% 22% 26% 24% Never 18% 10% 0% 6% 6% 0% 6% 5% 1% 3%
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Educators say neglect is the most common type of abuse seen in schools or districts (61%). 36% 20% 49% 61% 64% 80% 51% 39% 0% 100% Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Psychological Abuse Neglect "How common are the following types of abuse in your school or district?”* Common Uncommon *Responses were aggregated into overall positive and negative categories from a sliding scale.
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Collectively, educators estimate only 47% of cases are reported. However, administrators estimate that more cases are reported than teachers estimate. “WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THESE CASES WOULD YOU ESTIMATE ARE REPORTED?” 41% 45% 52% 43% 47% 0% 100% Secondary Middle Elementary Pre-K Overall 48% 50% 46% 42% 59% 0% 100% Rural Suburban Urban Teachers Administrators
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Uncertainty of having enough evidence prevents educators from reporting signs of abuse (26%). 26% 18% 17% 12% 11% 8% 6% 3% 0% 30% Uncertainty of having enough evidence Fear it will make the situation worse Possibility of it not being a case of abuse Fear it will still go unresolved Previous negative experiences reporting possible abuse or neglect Fear of retaliation from the parents Not knowing the process of reporting abuse Other "What do you think prevents cases from being reported?"
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Most training on recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect is done by a school or district administrator (45%). 46% 33% 29% 28% 15% 8% 4% 0% 50% Training Led by a School or District Administrator Reading Material Online PD Training Led by a Third-Party Group Conferences None Other "What types of training have been provided in your school or district to help recognize and prevent child abuse and neglect?" (check all that apply)
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 Trainings are provided about once a year (70%). “HOW OFTEN ARE THE TRAININGS PROVIDED?” None 12% Once a year 70% Twice a year 12% Once a quarter 3% Once a month 2% Weekly 1% Pre-K Elementary Middle Secondary None 4% 14% 14% 12% Once a year 79% 71% 67% 66% Twice a year 14% 11% 11% 16% Once a quarter 4% 2% 5% 3% Once a month 0% 2% 1% 2% Weekly 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 100% Weekly Once a month Once a quarter Twice a year Once a year None
    • T i t l e o f P r e s e n t a t i o n Month 2014 To see results from other surveys, visit http://www.schoolimprovement.com/voices-of-education/