ERIC Number: ED368464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse: Ethics, Law and Policy. First Edition.
Kalichman, Seth C.
Intended for those working in the human services professions as well as students, clinicians, and researchers, this book provides specific suggestions and guidelines for dealing with the ethical issue of required reporting of known or suspected child abuse. The book provides a comprehensive review of research findings, ethical issues, and current policies, as well as case studies. The chapters of the book are: (1) "Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws: Origins and Evolution"; (2) "Mandated Reporting as an Ethical Dilemma"; (3) "When Professional Hunches Become Reasonable Suspicions: A Report Decision-Making Model"; (4) "Unreported Cases of Suspected Child Abuse"; (5) "Reported Cases of Suspected Child Abuse"; (6) "Reporting Suspected Child Abuse: Suggested Guidelines"; (7) Future Directions for Professional Practice and Training"; (8) "Directions for Further Research"; and (9) "Future Directions for Legislation and Policy in Mandated Child Abuse Reporting." Appendixes include a glossary of child abuse and neglect terminology, a directory of state child protection agencies, and a directory of information resources regarding child maltreatment and child protection. A bibliography of free booklets concerning child abuse and reporting is also appended. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Counselor Client Relationship, Emotional Abuse, Ethics, Legal Responsibility, Parent Child Relationship, Sexual Abuse, Social Services, State Legislation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.