Navigation Links
Teachers Critical in Helping Abused Kids Succeed
Date:11/11/2011

FRIDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- With their teachers' help, children who have been abused can return to school and excel academically, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Missouri found that among children with a history of abuse, the most successful kids were those who focused on everyday management skills, such as self-control.

"The first step, of course, is for teachers to watch for signs and stop the abuse to the child," said Stephen Whitney, associate professor in the department of educational, school and counseling psychology in the university's College of Education, in a university news release. "My colleagues and I worked with Child Protective Services to examine test scores to determine what factors indicate future achievement, and of those factors, what ones actually translate to the classroom. Teachers and counselors can help the student succeed by focusing on daily living skills."

In conducting the study, recently published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, researchers reviewed the math and reading test scores of about 700 maltreated children, ranging in age from 6 to 10 years. They found the type of abuse and how long it endured had the biggest impact on their school performance.

But the authors also found the abused children who had their teachers' help managing everyday skills -- controlling their emotions, paying attention to detail and finding the inspiration to stay motivated -- had the most success academically.

"The key to a successful response to an unprecedented life event is to control what you can. Children who can translate that skill into the classroom can have an advantage over others who cannot," said Whitney. "Teachers are the gatekeepers to reporting abuse, getting kids the help they need and then providing crucial support in helping those kids overcome their past."

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on child abuse.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: University of Missouri, news release, Nov. 8, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Conflicting views of a childs behavior problems from parents, teachers, and the child may be helpful to clinician
2. University of Missouri program helps teachers prevent teen suicides
3. New University of Houston research study links job stress in teachers to student achievement
4. Most Teachers Favor Inclusion for Autistic Students
5. Teachers-based intervention provides stress resistance in war-exposed children
6. More than 60 percent of teachers have voice problems
7. Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers
8. Omega Institute Reopens With More Teachers Than Ever
9. Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement Honor Top U.S. Science and Math Students and Teachers
10. Why did healthy children fall critically ill in the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic?
11. Gladstone scientists identify gene critical for cell responses to oxygen deprivation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Teachers Critical in Helping Abused Kids Succeed 
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... Florida Hospital ... Lightning take on the St. Louis Blues at the Amalie Arena. The puck drops ... inflatable, walk-through heart exhibit, the MEGA Heart, prior to the game. The MEGA Heart ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... The president released a FY 2017 budget request on Tuesday that ... the cost burden to military beneficiaries. , MOAA’s president, retired Air Force Lt. ... including limited quantifiable benefit fixes mixed with numerous beneficiary fee hikes. , “We were ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... providers and advocates will discuss how to improve care by making data on ... pediatric heart disease. The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Atlantic Information Services, ... Benefit Model: A Case Study for Plans and Purchasers.” Executives from Intel Corp. ... with Intel on value-based health benefits program Connected Care, will discuss the challenges ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 11, 2016 , ... "What holds you back from ... a question as a challenge for his readers to examine the full scale ... (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke explores the subject with more depth, revealing time-honored ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a major expansion ... Western New York . This announcement, made ... includes a major expansion of Athenex,s North American headquarters ... , as well as the creation of a state-of-the-art, ... . The combined projects are expected to yield ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Potrero Medical, Inc., the developer of the Accuryn™ ... of George M. Rapier, III , MD, to its ... , WellMed is one of the nation,s largest physician owned ... in Texas and Florida ... own internal medicine practice, he has been instrumental to the ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016  MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... amniotic membrane and other birth tissues, human skin and ... and market advanced products and therapies, announced today that ... Global Healthcare Conference in New York ... Michael J. Senken , Chief Financial Officer and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: