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The Role of Professional Child Care Providers in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
This manual provides information on the roles and responsibilities of child care providers in preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse and neglect within and outside early childhood programs. It also presents an overview of prevention efforts, reporting laws, caring for maltreated children, and ways to support parents and professionals who work with families.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Purpose and Overview
CHAPTER 2 Recognizing Child Abuse or Neglect
CHAPTER 3 Reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
CHAPTER 4 Minimizing the Risk of Maltreatment in Child Care Programs
CHAPTER 5 Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Role of Family Child Care Providers
CHAPTER 6 Responding to Allegations of Child Maltreatment in Child Care Programs
CHAPTER 7 Caring for Maltreated and At-Risk Children
CHAPTER 8 Supporting Parents
APPENDIX A Glossary of Terms
APPENDIX B Resource Listings of Selected National Organizations Concerned with Child Care and with Child Maltreatment
APPENDIX C State Telephone Numbers for Reporting Child Maltreatment
APPENDIX D Handouts for Parents
APPENDIX E Sample Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
APPENDIX F Risk Indicators: Touch Policy1
APPENDIX G Risk Indicators: Developmental Expectations of Children, Particularly Those With Special Needs1
APPENDIX H Risk Indicators: Child Abuse Prevention Curriculum1
APPENDIX I Family Support Strategies1
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2008). The role of professional child care professionals in preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Child Welfare Information Gateway.