Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Special Education)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Robert King

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Special education teachers; Child abuse; Abused children--Education


There are many reasons why educators become involved in child abuse and neglect treatment and prevention. Among them are the fact that educators work with and for children; that law and policy command educator involvement, and professional responsibility demands it; and that educators have a deep sense of personal commitment to the children in their care. This paper examined the contribution of abuse and neglect to behavioral problems in the classroom, especially those seen by the special education teacher who often is an integral person in remediation of those problems. The educator's role and issues in reporting, the intervention strategies and resources appropriate for use in schools, and prevention strategies were also discussed.


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