IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(2): 149-152 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.635

Educator’s Modes of Identifying and Coping with Pupil’s Exposure to Domestic Violence in Schools in East Jerusalem

Diana Daaboul
Abstract—The phenomenon of child abuse and violence towards them has negative effects on children at diverse levels: the social level, the personal level, the physical level, and emotional level. Various studies around the world have examined the extent of the phenomenon and its dimensions, methods of handling it, and developing the services for treating it, including a program for its prevention. This paper includes a first of its kind study in East Jerusalem that deals with the teachers' and educators' ability & Modes to identify, and ways of coping in schools there, with cases of children who suffer domestic abuse. It discusses identifying attributes of educators' coping in schools there with problems of domestic violence towards children. The analysis of the study results shows that educators have the ability to identify, and the knowledge of the subject of domestic violence, their method of treatment varies between internal work with the student himself and coping through the welfare services and the police. However, they still face many difficulties dealing with the cases: systemic difficulties and the barriers, family difficulties and the barriers, barriers by the teacher's families, parents' pressure on the students, and political difficulties and barriers.

Index Terms—Domestic violence, educators, east Jerusalem, identifying and coping, minorities.

Diana Daaboul is with the Special Education Department, the David Yellin Academic College of Education, POB 3578, Beit HaKerem, Jerusalem 91035 (e-mail: dianad@dyellin.ac.il).

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Cite: Diana Daaboul, " Educator’s Modes of Identifying and Coping with Pupil’s Exposure to Domestic Violence in Schools in East Jerusalem," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 149-152, 2016.

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