Est. time: 21 min
A majority of adults working in America's public schools are devoted to the safety, well-being, and education of the children who attend those schools. Yet, reports of teachers, coaches, and other school staff members abusing students in kindergarten through high school abound. Oftentimes, this inappropriate conduct is sexual in nature. While certain individuals are predators who seek employment in schools to surround themselves with potential victims, other school staff unexpectedly find themselves in a "love" or "lust" situation with a student. This is often the result of poor choices and/or a lack of training regarding the dangers of certain behaviors by the school employee. Written by Maureen Lemon, attorney with Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper & Gilbert, Ltd., this tutorial trains school employees about appropriate professional boundaries with students and about actions to take or not take to successfully maintain those boundaries.
* = Available in Spanish