Maltreatment Chronology

Organizations & Actions Addressing Maltreatment

2009

2010

  • Hands & Voices established the “O.U.R. Children Project” (Observe, Understand & Respond) to systematical inform and involve parents in an effort to enhance the safety and success of their children
  • Hands & Voices established the “Knowledge Page” of the Deaf Education Web site as the central repository of educator resources concerning child maltreatment
  • Hands & Voices began search for “100 Bright Spots

2011

2012

2013

  • DCD provided a CEC conference presentation concerning the prevention and response to child maltreatment
  • Hands & Voices shared how to move from awareness to prevention
  • Hands & Voices established monthly phone/video O.U.R. Children Project calls to learn and share how to enhance the safety and success of children who are D/HH

2014

2015

  • Association of College Educators – Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) voted to include “Safety Statements” in IFSP/IEP documents for children who are D/HH
  • DCD collaborated with CEC Division leaders to why and how CEC must address child maltreatment
  • DCD collaborated in an online survey of CEC members concerning their current and needed knowledge & skills re. child maltreatment
  • Hands & Voices shared a U.S. model for safety and success in Scotland
  • Hands & Voices established the Quilting Project

2017

  • DCD developed and submitted to CEC revised deaf education teacher preparation standards that included standards re. the recognition, reporting, prevention, and response to child maltreatment
  • IDC provided a CEC conference three part presentation strand re. the impact, recognition, and prevention of child maltreatment
  • DCD provided key leadership in the securing the overwhelming support of the CEC IDC and Representative Assembly (RA) in requesting the CEC Board address the topic of child maltreatment
  • CEC Divisions DEC, DDEL, DADD, TAM/ISET, CEC-PD, DISES, DCDT, and DVIDB vote to include “Safety Statements” in IFSP/IEP documents for children with exceptionalities
  • Council of Administrators for Special Education (CASE) voted support for the effort to prevent maltreatment

2018