A category of school programs is called Intervention-Related Services. There are many forms of these interventions offered including home visitation, in school or out of school counseling, parenting education, and support groups for children. Although each of these programs are developed in different atmosphere and for different target populations, the outcome of awareness, reporting, and prevention of child maltreatment is the focal point of each of these services. According to the Child Welfare website, children who received intervention services at school demonstrated improved performance in school and better attendance (www.childwelfare.gov). Parents who participated in offered programs and home visitation services gained knowledge about the child maltreatment reporting system and “increased awareness of the implications of children as a source of parental stress” (www.childwelfare.gov). Overall, it is clear that trained professionals at school can have a significant impact in the prevention of child maltreatment through various training, interventions, and programs offered both inside and outside of school.
Post Source: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/schoolbased.pdf