Thursday, October 10th, 2024 1:45 PM EDT -4:45 PM EDT Kathryn Krase, Ph.D.,
For over 50 years, professionals have been required by law to report suspicions of child abuse
and neglect as “mandated reporters”. This workshop explores the role of mandated reporting by
applying foundational ethical principles through the lens of racial & social justice. An
exploration of the original intent of mandated reporter laws will be juxtaposed with the evolution
of the legal responsibility, and resulting disproportionalities in the current system. As society
grapples with the role that certain systems, including the child welfare system, have played in
poor outcomes for children of color, it is vital that we explore the role that individual reporters
play in this process. This workshop will provide a framework for professionals to place their role
in context, with the goal of furthering racial and social justice for all children and families.
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- Describe the competing ethical and legal principles at play in the development of mandated reporting laws over time.
- Explain the contributing factors related to racial disproportionality in the child welfare system.
- Identify ethical/ moral and legal conundrums faced when making the decision to report
- Apply a framework to guide the process for considering racial and social justice when determining whether they are required to make a report to child protective services.
1) Ethical Principles (45 minutes)
o Introduce ethical principles:
o Explore the sub-components of “Justice”
§ Social & racial justice
o Place mandated reporting in the context of ethical responsibilities
2) Historical Development of Mandated Reporting (45 minutes)
o Origins of Mandated Reporting
o Expansion of Mandated Reporting
o Current State of Mandated Reporting & the Child Welfare System
§ Highlighting disproportionate impacts
• Socioeconomic status
• Community level factors
• Racial disproportionality
3) Explore Roots of Disproportionate Impacts (30 minutes)
o Macro Level:
• Civil Rights Movement
• Political Systems
o Mezzo Level:
• Community resources
• Community connections
o Micro Level:
• Personal lens
4) Framework for “Just” (as in “Justice”) Reporting (45 minutes)
o Legal responsibility to report
• When suspicions are required to be reported & when they are not
• Challenging legal requirements
• Abolition movement
o Evaluating influence of personal lenses to reporting decision
o Ethical responsibility for just practice
• Ethical responsibilities when report is made
• Ethical responsibilities when report is not made
o Case examples & application of framework
5) Review & Summarize (15 minutes)
Certificates Provider -This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
- This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This presentation is open to:
- Behavior Analysts
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Doctors and Other Health Professionals
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
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