Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Lack of teacher knowledge on child abuse has resulted in lower percentage of child abuse cases being reported. Elementary school students who have been abused show behaviors such as aggression, disruptive behaviors, poor emotions, and lack of social relationships affecting their social-emotional development. Yet, some teachers see these signs as simple misbehavior. Child abuse education program is an essential component in preparing current and future teachers. Mandatory training and extra resources with an open mind to prevent and stop child abuse can make a difference in a child’s development in many ways.
Heredia, Natalie, "Child Abuse and its Effects on the Social-Emotional Behavior of Elementary School Students" (2015). Capstone Projects and Theses. 478.