TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on February 26, 2017 9:17 pm
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

eHebah
eHebah
Reps: 208
Oh the politics
Working in my church as a teacher was a dream come true. I love my church and enjoyed the people who go there. Our school got a new director. I had suspension of physical abuse to a child in my classroom so I brought it her attention. She told me to keep documentation on the situation and take pictures. I did. Then as things continued the mother came to me and told me her husband was hot tempter. I brought this to the directors attention. She told me that the parents went to the church and were very involved and I was wrong. She told me if I pursue it I would end up fired...
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted March 2, 2017 9:53 pm

Lynn Krivoruchka
Lynn Krivoruchka
Reps: 295
If a director is going to ignore the abuse, then call the abuse hotline. I would risk being fired to save a child's life. Do not ignore the situation. Keep documenting it and report it. Also, report the director, so this doesn't happen again.
Votes: +29 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Kathy Allen
Kathy Allen
Reps: 100
This is a good idea! I completely agree. It is the priority of teachers and adults to report suspicions even if they turn out to be false.
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 9:23 pm

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted July 7, 2017 3:07 pm

Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Reps: 209
keep documenting the abuse and report it to DCFS or an abuse hotline. Also report the director for negligence.
Votes: +4 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 3
Posted July 9, 2017 5:24 pm

NaPeqe
NaPeqe
Reps: 201
You have the legal obligation to report child abuse. If your job is threatened by that, you should go above their head. If she fires you for this, seems like you should hire a lawyer. I'm sure they wouldn't want a lawsuit from that. Do what is legally and morally right. If you teacher for a church, then you obviously have religious beliefs. Talk to the pastor of the church for guidance, but, do the right thing and get help for the child.
Votes: +2 / -1 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 4
Posted July 10, 2017 3:29 am

Yeilin Ramirez
Yeilin Ramirez
Reps: 200
Document everything you possibly can and report it to the abuse hotline. Regardless if they parents are highly invovled with the church or not, the child's safety always comes first.
Votes: +1 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2018 4:39 am

Hannah Poore
Hannah Poore
Reps: 200
As others have stated, you should definitely document as much of the situation as you can. I would report the incident to DCFS or an abuse hotline. I would also look into reporting your director, as she is not upholding her obligation to report suspicions of abuse, and is putting the child in danger as a result.
Votes: +1 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2018 5:29 pm

ZeSuQy
ZeSuQy
Reps: 206
You need to report this immediately to the department of children and families. As a future teacher you have a responsibility to report all cases of abuse even if they are just a suspension. the church can not fire you for reporting a case of abuse because if something were to happen to the child and they would die you would be legally responsible for that death because you did not report the abuse when you noticed it. It is a tough situation to be in but as a teacher you are a mandatory reporter of abuse no matter who the parents are. Also i agree you need to report the church director for negligence.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.