Mary Kay Letourneau sensationalized the problem when the police caught her undressed and under a blanket with her 6th grade student.
But her case is not unique. Pick up the newspaper or listen to the news and you will learn of a teacher, coach, counselor, cafeteria worker, custodian, band instructor, even a principal molesting a student. You may even read of a student sexually assaulting another student. Sometimes the molestation occurs at school, in the locker room, in an empty classroom, or in a deserted hallway. Sometimes away from school, at the teacherís home, at a practice session, or on a field trip. Wherever it happens, the results can last a lifetime.
Weíve helped schools across the nation write the policies and procedures they need to keep kids safe from abuse. Our on-site district-wide assessments identify school system exposures and how to reduce them. And Praesidiumís seminars for school board members, administrators, teachers, and support personnel teach everyone the doís and doníts of abuse risk management in schools.