We have created this new series to help educators recognize the signs of abuse and neglect and know what action to take to help stop it, and wanted to extend that information to the general public...
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced it will release a collection of resources and training about child abuse awareness and prevention in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Among the resources, the company will release its new Child Abuse and Neglect compliance program free on its website through the month of April. The eight-part series released last week provides crucial instruction on how to recognize, report and prevent child abuse and neglect. Though the videos are directed to educators, the information is universal and the need to raise awareness is more significant than ever.
“Child abuse and neglect crosses all barriers, impacting children of every ethnicity, every geographical area and every income level,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president, School Improvement Network. “We have created this new series to help educators recognize the signs of abuse and neglect and know what action to take to help stop it, and wanted to extend that information to the general public in an effort to increase awareness and prevent child abuse and neglect. There are few issues as important in education and in our society as the health and welfare of our nation’s children and we are pleased to provide this and other resources free to the public.”
School Improvement Network’s eight-part series begins by quantifying the problem of child abuse and neglect and then moves through the steps of identifying, reporting and preventing child maltreatment. Statistics include the following:
- More than 700,000 cases of child maltreatment are reported in the U.S. each year
- Many more are unreported
- Child maltreatment is prevalent and pervasive, reaching into every region, every income level, every ethnic group
The videos are part of PD 360’s compliance series for educators, which also includes video series on blood-borne pathogens, bullying, and internet safety. PD 360 is the most widely used online, subscription-based professional development solution in the U.S., and offers a library of more than 3,000 expert-produced training videos, powerful support tools and resources, and an online professional learning community of more than one million educators.
In addition to the video segments, School Improvement Network will also be hosting a webinar on April 23 with presenters from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a national survey of educators on the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in schools, and what’s being done to combat it nationally.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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