Child Guidance & Abuse Reporting
Reporting Child Abuse
We all share a responsibility to protect children from harm. This includes situations where children are abused or neglected in their own homes.
Professionals, who work with children, must report any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection this includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, and risk of harm.
A professional must report that a child is or may be in need of protection, even when the information is otherwise confidential or privileged.
It is the LAW.
Child Guidance Policy
We teach and encourage children to show compassion for others and we recognize that all children grow and develop in their own ways.
Children need assistance learning how to identify what they are feeling and learn to manage their own behaviors when adults use calm responses, and positive, consistent role modeling. Children thrive on clear and consistent routines and expectations.
Our Child Guidance Policy is for all children to be treated with courtesy, respect and patience. Guidance is determined according to a child’s age and level of understanding.