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Message ID: 9370
Date: 2013-02-12

Author:Bruce Borkosky

Subject:Re: Teachers as perpetrators of child abuse

I think you mean to say under civil statutes. Any person can be charged with criminal child abuse. In FL, teachers can be charged civilly. leg.state.fl.us/statutes chapter 39 BB On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Rebecca Robuck > wrote: We are interested in understanding whether school teachers can be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect in your states. Since all states are so different, we would appreciate any information you have on how your state approaches this issue. Specifically, if teachers are cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, are they treated like any other (non-perpetrator) citizen who "abuses" a child in these states that don't appear to include them as perpetrators? Stated differently, would teachers be subject only to criminal investigation (i.e., only investigated under the crimes code for child endangerment or assault, and not investigated by CPS or noted as a perpetrator in the child abuse registry)? If teachers are treated differently in any way than non-perpetrators, then we'd like to know what that standard is — whether that be labeled "institutional abuse," "student abuse," or some other type. Any insight you might have on this issue would be extremely helpful. Many thanks, Rebecca M. Robuck Senior Associate ChildFocus, Inc. 202.417.1001 www.childfocuspartners.com rebecca@childfocuspartners.com -- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 304-8-Dr-Bruce (google voice) 800-919-9008 Fax 813-200-8450 Email DrBorkosky@Gmail.com www.psyris.com/bruceborkosky www.bruceborkosky.com This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.

I think you mean to say under civil statutes. Any person can be charged with criminal child abuse. In FL, teachers can be charged civilly. leg.state.fl.us/statutes chapter 39 BB On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Rebecca Robuck > wrote: We are interested in understanding whether school teachers can be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect in your states. Since all states are so different, we would appreciate any information you have on how your state approaches this issue. Specifically, if teachers are cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, are they treated like any other (non-perpetrator) citizen who "abuses" a child in these states that don't appear to include them as perpetrators? Stated differently, would teachers be subject only to criminal investigation (i.e., only investigated under the crimes code for child endangerment or assault, and not investigated by CPS or noted as a perpetrator in the child abuse registry)? If teachers are treated differently in any way than non-perpetrators, then we'd like to know what that standard is — whether that be labeled "institutional abuse," "student abuse," or some other type. Any insight you might have on this issue would be extremely helpful. Many thanks, Rebecca M. Robuck Senior Associate ChildFocus, Inc. 202.417.1001 www.childfocuspartners.com rebeccachildfocuspartners.com -- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 304-8-Dr-Bruce (google voice) 800-919-9008 Fax 813-200-8450 Email DrBorkoskyGmail.com www.psyris.com/bruceborkosky www.bruceborkosky.com This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.