This Second Edition of "How Schools Can Help Combat Child Abuse and Neglect" is dedicated to the phenomenon of prevention. Throughout, it provides school employees with information to refer to - such as the symptoms of abuse and neglect, how to validate suspected abuse and neglect, how to report abuse and neglect, and how to understand the maltreating parent. It also addresses fundamental questions about prevention as well. Teachers ask, "How can I introduce prevention in my classroom?" With the current abundance of prevention materials, they wonder, "How do I know what are effective, safe, prevention tools to use?" This book tries to answer all these questions and more, not only about recognizing abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, but also the necessity and logistics of reporting. In many instances, the nature of the material requires the use of clinical, biological terms. It is essential to be specific so that all who are concerned about these issues can understand exactly what is involved. In addition, the author has attempted to give a picture not only of the abusive or neglectful parent, but also of the social service system that acts upon the report made by the educator. Again, this book is about prevention - about arming ourselves with the knowledge to recognize and report abuse, but with the intent that for the next child we may be there before the abuse happens, so that the child may have protected him/herself by saying no or telling someone before it was too late.