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Transcript of Mandated Reporting
The requirement that certain individuals report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to the proper authorities.
What is the impact?
3.3 million reports of child abuse
Knowing the signs
Where do you turn?
Who is a mandated reporter by law?
...involving 5.9 million children
Presented by: Samsun Nahar & Megan Rutkowski
“We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.”
-John Sculley (American businessman, entrepreneur, and investor in high-tech start ups)
Teaching and School
consciousness of school officials
sources for students
Students and Learning
lack of interest
Why is reporting important?
loss of license
children are our future
changing someones future
How to address the situation...
"it's not your fault"
fact is different than opinion
open ended question
let child speak
listen without judgement
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Guidelines for Mental Health Counselors. Journal Of Mental Health
Counseling, 35(4), 296-309.
Feng, J., Chen, Y., Fetzer, S., Feng, M., & Lin, C. (2012). Ethical and legal
challenges of mandated child abuse reporters. Children & Youth Services
Review, 34(1), 276-280. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.10.026
(2012, September). New York State Office of Children & Family Services. Retrieved
Linsey Minaj. It’s time we stopped hiding child abuse [media]. Retrieved from
Admin. (May 2013). Bruises [drawing]. Retrieved from
What are the consequences if the case isn't accepted?
What if the victim is legally an adult?
What if your student is abusing their child? (i.e teen parents)
Journal of Mental Health Counseling
Children and Youth Services Review