Crossing Blurred Lines: A Training Program to Train Teachers in Appropriate Sexual Boundaries
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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Teacher-student relationships--Psychological aspects; Teachers--Training of--Psychological aspects
Boundaries between students and teachers were once clearly defined. Students only interacted with their teachers at school. Currently, however, boundaries are becoming increasingly unclear. As technology advances, students have more venues to interact with their teachers. In addition, teachers are asked to take on more roles in their students' lives. A significant number of teachers and students engage in inappropriate relationships and the possible damage to students is high. Unfortunately, current training programs do not adequately address how teachers can maintain appropriate boundaries with their charges. This paper outlines a proposal for a new training program to fill this gap. This program utilizes training techniques that have been shown to be useful for adult learners as it helps teachers establish and maintain boundaries as well as incorporating elements of effective prevention programs.
Bartels, Jessica, "Crossing Blurred Lines: A Training Program to Train Teachers in Appropriate Sexual Boundaries" (2010). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 126.