Learning Resources Required Resources Course Text: Safety, Nutrition, and Health in Early Education (5th ed.) Chapter 5, "Emergency Response Procedures for Early Childhood Education Enviroments" (pp. 170 – 180) and (pp. 188 – 205) Chapter 10, "Tools for Promoting Good Health in Children" (pp. 379 – 419) Chapter 15, "Providing Mentally and Emotionally Healthy Environment" (pp. 574-589) Chapter 14, "Child Maltreatment" (pp. 524 – 545 and 549 – 553) Note: Peruse the following Web sites and online articles. You will need to refer to these resources when completing your Discussion and Application Assignment. Web Sites: Child Welfare Information Gateway: Child Abuse and Neglect http://www.childwelfare.gov/can/ FEMA http://www.fema.gov/ American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/ Articles: Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency: Bureau of Plans. (2003, August). Day care facilities emergency planning guide . Retrieved from http://www.pema.state.pa.us/pema/lib/pema/daycareplanningtoolkit/day_care_facilities_planning_guide.pdf Bureau of Plans Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency www.pema.state.pas.us Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2008, April). Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect . Retrieved from http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/long_term_consequences.cfm Child Welfare Information Gateway. For more information: www.childwelfare.gov National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2004). Where we stand on child abuse prevention . Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/about/positions/pdf/childabusestand.pdf Reproduced with permission of National Association for the Education of Young Children in the format Scan via Copyright Clearance Center. National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. (n.d.). Signs and symptoms: Shaken baby syndrome. Retrieved November 12, 2008, from http://www.dontshake.org/sbs.php?topNavID=3&subNavID=22 American Psychological Association. (2001). Understanding child sexual abuse: Education, prevention, and recovery. Retrieved November 12, 2008, from http://www.apa.org/pubs/info/brochures/sex-abuse.aspx Position Statement: Caregivers of Young Children: PReventing and Responding to Child Maltreatment http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/caregive/caregiveb.cfm Violence in the Lives of Children http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSVIOL98.PDF Optional Resources Web Sites: Prevent Child Abuse America http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml Child Abuse Prevention Network http://child.cornell.edu/ Childhelp http://www.childhelp.org/ Child Abuse and Neglect http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm Child Maltreatment Statistics show that children under the age of 6 are at the most risk for being abused and neglected, with children under the age of 1 having the highest rate of abuse and neglect. In addition, 84% of abusers are found to be parents (Robertson, p. 524). Anyone working with young children has a .