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Sexual Exploitation in Schools: How to Spot It and Stop It / Edition 1

Sexual Exploitation in Schools: How to Spot It and Stop It / Edition 1

by Robert J. Shoop
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Shoop identifies the early warning signs of sexual abuse in schools, demonstrating the critical need to implement strategies so students are protected while also learning how to protect themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761938453
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Series: 1-Off Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robert J. Shoop is Professor of Education Law and Senior Scholar in the Leadership Studies Program at Kansas State University. He has served as a teacher, community education director, and principal, and he was the Ohio State Evaluator of Student Rights and Responsibilities. He is the author or coauthor of more than one hundred journal articles, fifteen books, and several monographs and book chapters on various legal issues. His most recent books are Virtuous Leadership (2004); Sexual Exploitation of Students: How to Spot it and Stop It (2003); Leadership Lessons from Bill Snyder (1998); Sexual Harassment Prevention (1997); Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty Members, and Students (1996, co-edited with Dr. Bernice Sandler); and How to Stop Sexual Harassment in Our Schools (1994).

He is also the co-producer of a number of video programs on eliminating sexual harassment. These productions have received national and international recognition, including First Place Award, 1996 National Council of Family Relations Annual Media Competition; 1996 Gold Award of Merit, Houston Film Festival; and 1995 Golden Camera Award, International Film and Video Festival. Dr. Shoop is the 1996 recipient of the Michael C. Holen Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, a past recipient of Kansas State University’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Educational Law Association. He has consulted with national associations, community colleges, universities, government agencies, and businesses and educational organizations throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Dr. Shoop is a nationally recognized expert in the area of school law, with a focus on sexual harassment and abuse prevention and risk management. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, The Today Show with both Katie Couric and Matt Lauer, ABC’s 20/20, MSNBC with Lester Holt, CNN, Day and Date, The Jim Bohannon Show, The Oliver North Show, The Mark Furman Show, The Mark Walberg Show, and Outside the Lines with Bob Ley.

This is the seventh law-related book written by the team of Shoop and Dunklee. Their other books are School Law for the Principal (1992); A Primer for School Risk Management (1993); The Legal Manual for Programming Professionals (1994); The Principal’s Quick-Reference Guide to School Law (2002); and Anatomy of a Lawsuit: What Every Education Leader Should Know About Legal Actions (2005).

Table of Contents

Purpose of This Book
About the Author
Position of Trust
Definition of Terms
Modalities of Exploitation
1. Sexual Exploitation
Forms of Sexual Exploitation
Sexual Harassment
Exploitation of Former Students and Nonstudents
Sexual Assault
Child Molestation
You Be the Judge: Chapter 1 Scenario
2. Environmental Context of Sexual Exploitation
Trust and Vulnerability
Sexual Exploitation of Persons With Disabilities
Predictable Pattern of Abuse
Continuum of Exploitation
Appropriate Boundaries
Sexual Exploitation in Sports
You Be the Judge: Chapter 2 Scenario
3. Consequences of Sexual Exploitation
Consequences for the Child
Consequences for Families
Evidence of Abuse
Consequences for the Accused
You Be the Judge: Chapter 3 Scenario
4. Legal Context of Sexual Exploitation
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Act
Public Notification
Reporting to a Child Protection Agency
Investigation by the Child Protection Agency
Title IX Liability
Negligent Referral
Statutes of Limitation
Recovered Memories
The Delayed Discovery Doctrine
Discriminatory Enforcement
You Be the Judge: Chapter 4 Scenario
5. Standard of Care for a Safe School
Duty To Protect
Standard of Care for Principals
Standard of Care for School Employees
Risk Management
You Be the Judge: Chapter 5 Scenario
6. Pathology of a Sexual Exploiter
Why Would an Adult Exploit a Child?
Misconceptions About Child Abusers
You Be the Judge: Chapter 6 Scenario
7. District and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
District Rights and Responsibilities
Educator Rights and Responsibilities
Defenses That Have Been Successful
Defenses That Have Not Been Successful
The Aftermath of a Proven Allegation
You Be the Judge: Chapter 7 Scenario
8. Conducting an Investigation
When Should an Investigation Be Initiated?
Conducting the Investigation
Actions to Protect Educators
You Be the Judge: Chapter 8 Scenario
9. Action Steps
Action Steps for School Districts
Action Steps for Principals
Action Steps for Educators
Appendix A. Steps to Follow in Developing a Sexual Exploitation Prevention Program
Appendix B. Model Sexual Exploitation Prevention Policy
Appendix C. Resources for Educators and Parents
Appendix D. Sexual Harassment and Exploitation Prevention Assessment

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