Participants will learn about the role of a mandated reporter, what constitutes abuse and how to assess for it, the steps involved in making a report, and the therapeutic implications and impact mandated reporting has on the therapeutic relationship with the client. The child welfare laws and the recent addendum for sexual exploitation and media will be covered. Participants will also be invited to examine their own biases and concerns around mandated reporting.
Identify signs of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.
List legal obligations as a mandated reporter as defined by the state.
Identify the steps for reporting, including essential information to provide.
Name potential positive outcomes of reporting.