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Title: Detection and reporting potential child and youth victimization cases from school: The role of knowledge
Author: Greco, Ana Martina
Pereda Beltran, Noemí
Guilera Ferré, Georgina
Keywords: Infants maltractats
Adolescents maltractats
Violència escolar
Detecció del maltractament infantil
Abused children
Abused teenagers
School violence
Investigation in child abuse
Issue Date: 24-Sep-2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: Knowledge of child victimization among school staff is believed to affect the detection and reporting of potential cases in the school environment, but the current evidence is scarce and contradictory. We assessed the link between knowledge of victimization and other relevant reporter characteristics in detecting and reporting children suspected to be victims of violence in a sample of 184 school staff members from Spain (84.02% females, M = 43.40, SD = 10.37). We compared participants who had never detected nor reported any cases (i.e., non-detectors) with participants who had detected but not reported outside school (i.e., inconsistent re-porters) and participants who had detected and reported at least one potential case (i.e., consistent reporters). Knowledge about the reporting procedures varied significantly across groups. Years of experience was the only variable to significantly predict having detected at least one case across job experience. Knowing whether a report can be made anonymously or without the principal's consent was significant to predict the likelihood of being a consistent reporter, along with hours spent daily in contact with students. Trainings for school staff should be aware of what specific aspects of knowledge tend to increase detection and reporting. Interventions should include more specific guidelines and ways of recreating experience (e.g., role-playing, virtual scenarios) as an effective strategy to respond to cases of potential victimization encountered at school.
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It is part of: Children and Youth Services Review, 2020, vol. 119, p. 105499
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ISSN: 0190-7409
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)
Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Clínica i Psicobiologia)

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