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Know the warning signs of educator sexual misconduct

"Educators can prevent much of the sexual misconduct in schools if they know how to recognize and respond to suspicious patterns and if administrators enforce an environment of high expectations for behavior...

"While predators are the adults who abuse, adult bystanders also contribute to an unsafe environment....

"Most programs to stop sexual abuse are directed toward children, asking them to do what adults will not — report....

"Making consequences clear and operating with zero tolerance for educator sexual abuse can impede abuse...."


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CHAROL SHAKESHAFT is a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

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Tags: CSA, Department of Education, Virginia, child, children, education, educator, misconduct", schools, sex abuse, More…sexual


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