How Often Do Educators Recognize Child Abuse or Neglect in Students?

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School Improvement Network survey gathers educator insight to support National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Educators are often the first to report potential child abuse or neglect situations since they observe children so regularly in their classrooms.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new survey gathering educator insight on the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The survey comes as part of School Improvement Network’s “Voices of Education” surveys, which gather educator insight on real issues affecting education across the US.

“Educators are often the first to report potential child abuse or neglect situations since they observe children so regularly in their classrooms,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “As such, their insights and experiences are essential to truly understanding this issue and forming solutions that can help children in need.”

The five-question survey asks educators how often they see symptoms of the various types of child abuse and neglect in their students, what resources are available to help them help their students, and other related questions. Survey results will be publicly available at the end of April and will be used to guide future awareness efforts, research, and resource development.

Click here to take the survey about child abuse and neglect prevention.

Click here to see other “Voices of Education” surveys.

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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

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