Reporting suspected child abuse: A pilot comparison of middle and high school counselors and principals Article

cited authors

  • Kenny, MC; McEachern, AG

fiu authors

abstract

  • A survey on experiences with child abuse reporting was obtained from 116 middle and high school counselors and principals across the U.S. Results revealed that counselors throughout their careers had made more reports than principals and perceived themselves to be better trained on child abuse. Those school professionals with fewer years of experience reported more adequate pre-service training. Counselors also failed to report in more instances than principals, citing as deterrents the lack of physical evidence and little faith in child protective services. Most counselors and principals took appropriate action when presented with case examples of child sexual abuse. Recommendations for future research are provided. © 2002 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 59

end page

  • 75

volume

  • 11

issue

  • 2