Child Abuse: Prevention
Your first responsibility as a school-age staff member is to keep children from harm. In this course, you will learn four important strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect. These include learning about typical child development and realistic expectations for school-age children, helping children express their emotions appropriately in order to solve conflicts, responding positively to challenging behavior, and ensuring the safety of your program space.
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in School-Age Programs
Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, this also includes school-age programs. This lesson will help you understand the risks of child abuse and neglect in your program. It will also explain the protective factors that can help minimize the risk
Understanding Development: School-Age
Understanding positive youth development is a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. In this lesson, you will learn about typical development. You will also learn developmentally appropriate expectations for the behavior of 5- to 12-year-olds.
Promoting School-Age Children's Social Skills and Emotional Competence
Social and emotional competence of children is a protective factor in preventing child abuse and neglect. You can help children develop their social and emotional competence throughout the school-age years. In this lesson, you will learn strategies for promoting children’s social skills and emotional competence.
Responding To Behavior That Challenges
All professionals who work with children experience challenging behavior at one time or another. It is important to be prepared to respond positively and appropriately. This lesson will introduce you to positive guidance techniques. It will also help you recognize discipline or punishment procedures that are never acceptable in your workplace.
Making The Center A Safe Place For School-Age Children
Your program is committed to protecting children from harm. In this lesson, you will learn about the features of your facility that promote safety. You will also learn about the policies and procedures that prevent child abuse and neglect in the center.