COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 209

December 12, 2003

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Curriculum Guidelines for Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training

 

On March 26, 2003, the Board of Education approved the Curriculum Guidelines for Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training. The Board of Education took this action in response to SB 92 that requires on and after July 1, 2004, persons seeking initial licensure as teachers and persons seeking licensure renewal as teachers for the first time after such date complete study in child abuse recognition and intervention in accordance with curriculum guidelines developed by the Board of Education in consultation with the Department of Social Services that are relevant to the specific teacher licensure routes.

 

The Curriculum Guidelines for Child Abuse/Neglect Training approved by the Board of Education serves as the basis for all professional development training in child abuse recognition and intervention. Included with the curriculum guidelines are resources that may be helpful as training is planned.

School divisions may design their own training or utilize other training opportunities. Contact your local Department of Social Services office as a training resource or to work collaboratively to plan training.

 

Questions and technical assistance requests about the Curriculum Guidelines may be directed to Ms. Lanett W. Brailey at (mailto:lbrailey@mail.vak12ed.edu) or (804)786-0308.

 

 

JLD/lwb

 

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