"The violation of trust and safety has left our communities grappling to understand how abuse can happen in our schools." Senator Ricardo Lara
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Author of How Organizations Empower Bully Bosses and expert on bullies in the workplace, is now focusing on child abuse reporting problems in the schools.
“Every report of suspected child abuse must be investigated and every parent told of that allegation immediately”, says Marilyn who is also a credentialed School Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at SNHU whose interview was commissioned by Adjunct Nation (http://www.adjunctnation.com/2006/07/01/53-professor-v/).
“I suspect that more cases would be reported if there were no fear of retaliation by school administrators when the alleged abuser is a school employee”, she said.
Ms. Veincentotzs is not the only one concerned about timeliness of child abuse reporting by school districts. On March 7, 2012, Senator Ricardo Lara was quoted in his office’s press release:
entitled: Lara Targets LAUSD for JLAC Audit
“The violation of trust and safety has left our communities grappling to understand how abuse can happen in our schools. Parents send their children to school with the expectation that teachers who care about them and their success will foster their growth,” said Lara. “The continuous reports of the District’s mismanagement of child abuse cases are appalling and it is our responsibility to investigate the lapses in administrative oversight and identify corrective actions so that predators are stopped.”
“It seems when the abuse is at the hands of a school district employee, the reporter becomes a target, not the abuser. School employees are mandated to report child abuse, however, doing so may have negative repercussions for the reporter”, explained Marilyn Veincentotzs whose videos can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/user/bullybosshelp.
"If we are to improve the timeliness of these reports being investigated, we must implement strict measures which protect the mandated reporter. Few will risk their jobs to report cases of child abuse if they fear being fired.”
Marilyn was interviewed on her first book by Voice America: