Presentation on theme: "Second Annual ParaEducator Conference SCCOE August 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Second Annual ParaEducator Conference SCCOE August 2012
Introductions Overview General session reminders and updates Packet: supplemental/explanatory review for more information And, if there are still questions, feel free to ask your school nurse.
Health and Safety Manual Reminder from the Nurse (parents) When do I call the School Nurse? (staff) Accident report Bullying Standard Precautions/Handwashing Guidelines for Medications SZ documents: protocols, log W/C Safety
Everything you want to know about health and safety in the classroom. Every classroom MUST have one. If you don’t have one, ask your teacher, your principal, your OC.
Reminder from the Nurse (for parents) Health guidelines for student attendance Reminder from the Nurse (for staff) Medical Emergencies/Accidents head injury bites with bleeding 911 calls Accident Reports
Legal document Instructions are on the back ONLY the witness completes it Only objective factual statements Never use another student’s name Complete every blank/answer every question Copy goes home the day of event Call the parent/guardian Document every bruise or slight injury, even those on arrival at school Especially important with blood exposure and head injury (dedicated box and extra form)
Bullying is a learned behavior. Intentional Harmful Repeated Involves a power imbalance
Our SpEd students are at higher risk for being bullied. Kids with LD and ADHD are likely to be bullied; also are more likely to be bullies! Kids with medical conditions that affect appearance (CP, MD, SB) more likely to be victimized. Kids with hemiplegia (one-sided paralysis) are more likely to be victimized, to be rated as less popular, and to have fewer friends.
Physical: actions harming another person’s body Verbal: speaking to a person or about a person in a demeaning way Emotional: isolating, humiliating, or upsetting another person Sexual: singling out a person for unwelcome sexual attention Racial: rejection/isolation because of ethnicity Cyberbullying: Using technology (text messages, websites) to harass, humiliate, threaten, embarrass, or otherwise harm others.
Displays aggressive behavior Thrives on feelings of power Does not respect the needs of others Avoids accepting responsibility for actions Deliberately displays harmful behavior towards others Uses threats, isolation, peer pressure, intimidation, or charm to control others
There is one! Copy in packet. If anyone needs help with resources for interventions, let your teacher, nurse, or principal know. List of resources in your packet.
What happens here, stays here. SPHC aides and transport aides are not to talk about class happenings and other students with families No talking about the student in the classroom Do not mention other students in ARs CPS/APS referrals are COMPLETELY confidential Files are to be locked up. Blue books accessible but private. Personal protocols are not posted First names or initials for posting allergies No personal (medical or educational) info in the public domain
Who? Anyone who is authorized to oversee a child’s, or dependent adult’s, welfare or work with children, whether a permanent or temporary worker (substitute teacher, for example), whether credentialed or not, whether degreed or not. The responsibility for reporting rests solely with the mandated reporter. Reporting suspected abuse to an employer, supervisor, school principal, school counselor, coworker, or other person is not a substitute for reporting to a child protective agency
When? Must be reported when you have “knowledge of or observes a child/dependent adult in his or her professional capacity, or within the scope of his or her employment whom he or she knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of abuse..." You are not required to prove that abuse has occurred. That will be determined through investigation by the welfare professionals or law enforcement.
When? You must make a report immediately (or as soon as practically possible) by phone. A written report must be forwarded within 36 hours of receiving the information regarding the incident Different forms for APS and CPS Your school nurse, teacher, or principal can help you with the call and report.
Where? At home, at school, after-school program, anywhere in the life of the student. Mandated reporters must make their report to a child/adult protective agency. Santa Clara County: San Jose Area (408) 299-2071 Gilroy/Morgan Hill (408) 683-0601 Palo Alto Area (650) 493-1186 AND, everything you need to know is online! Just search for “child (or adult) protective services santa clara county”
YOU are your own best protection!! Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) anytime you WILL or MIGHT come in contact with body fluids. If you need gowns, masks, or eye protection, ask your teacher or school nurse. Do NOT wear gloves all the time.
Parent/MD order Med in proper container Call the nurse at the beginning of the school day for any irregularity Meds to bus driver by parent/ student Bus driver gives it to staff Meds in a locked container When to call the nurse about meds Medication admin documentation
Two types of seizures Generalized Non-generalized Two types of seizure protocols Standard Individualized Generalized Non-generalized
Transporting Lifting Transferring W/C safety flyer Back Safety Training coming up from Risk Management for ALL staff