Resource: When a Child Alleges Sexual Abuse by an Educator or other School Staff: An Educator’s Guide to Appropriate Response and Support

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This guide (PDF, 3 pages) describes the role of an educator in responding to disclosures from students about sexual abuse in the school setting. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this guide can help educators understand the responsibility to report abuse and support students, the consequences of inappropriate responses, how to support other students, and how to respond to the media. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).