Continuing Education Eligibility (Included):
(BACB®) 2 Learning or Ethics or Supervision
(QABA®) 2 General or 2 Ethics or 2 Supervision (In-Person)
If you are a professional in the human services, behavioral health, and education fields, you probably have noticed an increase in abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults since the Pandemic began. As those stats continue to grow, as Mandated Reporters, professionals are very likely to interact with child protective services and/or adult protective services. But not all professionals are prepared to identify abuse and neglect, coordinate community support, and provide appropriate actions to deter future abuse or neglect in an ethical and compassionate approach.
This webinar reviewed the responsibilities facing professionals that have been determined to be mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect. The program reviewed the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and the first steps to making a report to the appropriate authorities. Case studies and role-plays cover how to talk to child abuse and neglect intake workers, how and when to talk to parents about suspected abuse and/or neglect, and what to expect after a report is made. Ethical issues were also discussed, including why mandatory reporting is important for children’s welfare, providing compassionate and competent reporting, and understanding the long-term outcomes of reporting child abuse and neglect and what happens when a child is left in an unsafe home.
Subject Matter Expert:
Deborah P. Coehlo, Ph.D., C-PNP, PMHS, CFLE
Manya Ralkowski, EdS, BCBA, LBA, IBA
Iris Maynard, MA, Caseworker Supervisor of Department of Human Services
Price includes 30-day access to the recording.
- Identify common signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect in children, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and physical, medical, environmental, and educational neglect.
- Practice compassionate and competent communication with professionals and parents regarding suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Know when to discuss concerns with parents and when to make a mandatory report without notifying parents.
- Determine the appropriate authorities to call when making a report of suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Know resources commonly used to help parents become stronger and keep families together.
- Understand decisions surrounding when a child is removed from the home, a parent is removed from the home, or when a family is kept together.
- Discuss and analyze ethical dilemmas surrounding child abuse and neglect, including cultural variations on definitions, the negative impact on a child of being placed in foster care, relative placement as a mandate, and what happens when the child is the abuser.
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Access to the recorded version is valid for 1 month.
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