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Teacher Skills Forum 2020

Friday, March 6 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
Child Protection for Schools: Preventing child abuse and responding appropriately when it occurs

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Without safety, children cannot learn. It is our responsibility as educators to understand the process of disclosure and overcome barriers to reporting when we suspect abuse. This interactive session will enable participants to develop shared understandings of appropriate boundaries and professional conduct, victim and offender behavior and how to work with parents and students to prevent abuse in our schools.
Presented by the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

At the end of this day participants will be able to:
- Identify types of harm experienced by children in schools
- Locate resources that support prevention and appropriate school response to harm
- Understand our professional duty of care to keep children safe
- Identify signs and indicators of all forms of child abuse
- Understand boundary crossing (grooming) and why children don’t report abuse
- Learn research informed approaches to preventing abuse including strategies for activating student voice in abuse prevention

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Tasharski

Laurie Tasharski

Director, Global Educator Centre for Excellence - مدير مركز التربوّيين العالمي للتميّز, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children - المركز الدولي للأطفال المفقودين والمستغلين
Laurie Tasharski facilitates educator training and oversees all aspects of the ICMEC Education Portal including development, review, and creation of child protection resources for international schools and youth-serving organizations. Ms. Tasharski has lived and worked internationally... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Woodard - بيغي وودارد

Peggy Woodard - بيغي وودارد

Forensic Interviewer and Consultant - مدير مقابلات في الطب الشرعي ومستشار, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children - المركز الدولي للأطفال المفقودين والمستغلين
Peggy Woodard is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Criminology. She was a criminal defense investigator with Georgia’s Northern Circuit Public Defender’s Office and later graduated from the Florida police academy and worked in child sex crimes investigations... Read More →


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Friday March 6, 2020 9:30am - 5:00pm
Class Room (104) - First Floor
  • Strand Leadership and Innovation in Schools