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S23-505 Making the Tough Call: Legal & Ethical Issues Related to the Social Worker’s Decision to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment


Total Credits: 6 including 6 Ethic CEs

Bundles:
DC Requirements
Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online
Instructor:
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D, JD, MSW
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
7 Hours 30 Minutes

Dates


Description

Social workers throughout the United States are mandated reporters of suspected child maltreatment. However, our legal requirement to report is often confusing to navigate in relation to our other professional and ethical responsibilities. This workshop provides profession-based context to the role of mandated reporter. Social workers will learn a framework to guide the decision to make this “tough call” using research findings and practical advice based on real case examples

Instructor

Kathryn Krase, Ph.D, JD, MSW Related seminars and products


Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant, is an expert on the professional reporting of suspected child maltreatment. She has authored multiple books and articles on the subject. She has years of experience consulting with government and community based organizations to develop policy & practice standards.


Agenda & Learning Objectives

AGENDA:

8:45 - 9:00 

Registration/Log on 

09:00 - 10:30 

Lecture 

10:30 - 10:45 

Break 

10:45 - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 

12:00 - 1:00 

Lunch 

1:00 - 2:30 

Lecture Continued 

2:30 - 2:45 

Break 

2:45 - 4:30 

Lecture Continued 

4:30 

Questions & Adjournment 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will understand considerations for determining when making a report to child protective services is required by law.  

  • Participants will identify the ethical/ moral and legal conundrums faced when making the decision to report.  

  • Participants will apply a framework to guide the process for deciding whether to make a report. 

Bibliography & References

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, 42 U.S.C.A. sec. 51106a(b)(2)(A)(iv) (1974).

Krase, K.S. & Delong Hamilton, T. (2020). Child welfare: Preparing social workers for practice in the field. New York: Routledge.

Krase, K.S. & Delong Hamilton, T.D. (2015). Preparing Social Workers as Mandated Reporters of Suspected Child Maltreatment. Social Work Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2015.1094047 .

Krase, K.S. (2015). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part X. Protecting vulnerable adults- The social worker’s role. The New Social Worker. http://www.socialworker.com/topics/making_the_tough_call_social_workers_as_mandated_reporters

Krase, K.S. (2015). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part IX.What about elder abuse and intimate partner violence? Do I have to report those, too? The New Social Worker. http://www.socialworker.com/topics/making_the_tough_call_social_workers_as_mandated_reporters

Krase, K.S. (2015). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part VIII. What if I don’t report? The New Social Worker. http://www.socialworker.com/topics/making_the_tough_call_social_workers_as_mandated_reporters

Krase, K.S. (2014). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part VII. I made the report- Now what? The New Social Worker, Spring 2014, 24-25.

Krase, K.S. (2014). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part V. Do I have to be sure? & Part VI. What if I’m wrong? The New Social Worker, Winter 2014.

Krase, K.S. (2013). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part IV. Conflicted over confidentiality? The New Social Worker, Fall 2013, 18-19.

Krase, K.S. (2013). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part II: Whose responsibility is it? Reporting in the workplace & Part III: You made the decision: Now what do you do? The New Social Worker, Summer 2013, 16-18.

Krase, K.S. (2013). Making the tough call: Social workers as mandated reporters. Part I: What does it mean that I’m a mandated reporter? The New Social Worker, Spring 2013, 14-15.

Lau, K.J., Krase, K.S. & Morse, R. (2008). Mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect: A

practical guide for social workers. New York: Springer. 

National Association of Social Workers. (1999). Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Washington, DC: Author.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and

Families (2020). Child Maltreatment 2019 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office)

 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {6} Category I Continuing Education Units for {ethics}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after 6/28/23 will incur an additional $20 late fee.

*Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

 

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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