Great Valley helps teachers address child abuse

Penn State Great Valley will host “Recognizing, Responding and Reporting: What Every Teacher Should Know about Child Abuse” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Safeguard Scientifics Building. Teachers can earn three hours of Act 48 credit at this free workshop which will be presented by the Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County.

Participants will learn how to effectively work with parents, other school personnel and community resources to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, define and recognize the role of the teacher as a mandatory reporter of child abuse, determine and cite examples of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect, and evaluate cases of child abuse to determine the appropriate course of action. For more information, e-mail To register, call 610-648-3275.

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Last Updated September 14, 2009