Maltreatment of Children
The Elgin Independent School District, in collaboration with its counselors, nurses, and the School Health Advisory Council has established this plan for addressing child sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. This plan includes the legal definition of sexual abuse, methods for increasing awareness regarding sexual abuse of children, and the psychological, behavioral, and physical warning signs of abuse. Since the typical signs of child abuse may vary by age, we have also included signs more typical in younger children and also adolescents. This plan addresses when to suspect physical abuse and when to suspect neglect. Facts on your legal obligation and your legal protection can be found in this plan, and also a summary of Texas State law, and instructions for making an online report.