Child Abuse Online Training from Department of Children and Families
As an educational institution, our primary goal is to enhance the learning of children and to remove barriers, academic or environmental, that make learning difficult. The residual effects of child abuse, abandonment, and neglect, by themselves or in combination with the previous stated factors, present a serious challenge to learning.
Efforts to identify and prevent child maltreatment are more successful when community members have a clear understanding of the laws that guide child protection and child welfare services, as well as the clinical phenomenon of abuse. As awareness increases, more individuals and organizations are enlisted to identify and report child maltreatment. This involvement enhances prevention efforts and builds stronger community support systems for victims of abuse and neglect.
State law, Florida statute 39 requires mandatory reporting of known or suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Florida statute 415 requires mandatory reporting of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adult disabled students.
The Florida Department of Education mandates child abuse training for all teachers. As per School Board Policy 5.3 (G) all school district personnel, including but not limited to instructional staff, school-based administrators, school-based support staff including clerical, custodial and food service, district level personnel, bus drivers and attendants and all staff that interact with students shall annually complete the DCF training on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect to the Florida Abuse Hotline.
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TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE, CALL 1-800-96ABUSE
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