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Roles of Childcare Teachers toward Child Abuse Prevention

아동학대예방을 위한 보육교사의 역할

  • Lee, Eun-Ju (Dept. of Social Welfare, Dongguk University-Gyeongju)
  • 이은주 (동국대학교 경주캠퍼스 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2016.07.05
  • Accepted : 2016.08.20
  • Published : 2016.08.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify childcare teachers' self-reported perception of child abuse and neglect, reporting procedures, and reporting experience in Korea. The total average score of knowledge in child abuse and neglect was relatively high and most childcare teachers consider child abuse and neglect as a highly serious problem. About eighty six percent daycare teachers perceived reporting legislation toward child abuse and neglect, and most teachers in the study population perceived themselves as mandatory reporters. As the Child Welfare Act included a clause on mandated reporters, childcare teachers' role in intervening in child abuse cases has become more critical. In order to increase childcare teachers' reporting, education program should be designed for childcare teachers to effectively involve them in reporting child abuse and neglect.

Keywords

Child abuse;Roles of childcare teachers;Mandatory reporting;Perceptions of child abuse;Experiences of child abuse

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