PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN provides guidance to teachers, child care and education administrators, health care providers, social service workers, and all who work with young children on how to recognize and understand child abuse and neglect. The text enables readers not only to identify abuse and neglect, but also to develop an understanding of the many facets of child maltreatment, find practical ideas to help children and their families, and ultimately reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect.
1. History and Theory of Child Maltreatment.
2. Recognizing and Identifying Child Abuse.
3. Assessing and Reporting Child Maltreatment.
4. What Happens When Abuse and Neglect Has Occurred.
5. Perpetrators—Those Who Abuse and Neglect Children.
6. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Children's Lives.
7. Special Topics in Child Maltreatment.
8. Parents and Families and Child Maltreatment.
9. Prevention, Intervention and Guidance: Families.
10. Teacher Styles, Guidance and Ethics in Working with Young Children and Child Maltreatment.
11. Prevention, Intervention and Guidance: Teachers.
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The Instructor's Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. The contents include detailed chapter outlines, activities, NAEYC connections, additional resources, a test bank of multiple-choice, true/false, and sort answer questions for each chapter of the text, and workshop suggestions.