Category Archives: Treatment of Minors

Custody Disputes – Parent Reporting Child Abuse

Suppose that a client enters into a professional relationship with a counselor or therapist and explains that her marriage is falling [...]

Child Abuse

… Suppose your patient, a sixteen- year old boy, tells you that he started a fight with his classmate at school and that he punched the [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – Duty to Investigate?

… Does a therapist or counselor generally have a duty to investigate in situations involving possible child abuse so as to determine [...]

Emancipation of Minor

… What is the effect, if any, of your state’s emancipation of minor laws on your duty as a mandated reporter of child abuse? The answer [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – An Exception?

… In an interesting case in California, an appeals court has ruled that a defense attorney in a juvenile court matter may hire his or [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – A Dilemma Fully Explored

… While I have written about this topic recently, I was asked to comment on the topic again – that is, the situation where a registered [...]

The Alphabet – Some Hints On Avoiding Liability

I thought I might have a bit of fun going back to my ABCs and that you might find some of these brief items helpful. Perhaps you can [...]

The Alphabet Revisited

I return to my ABCs (see the July 2010 issue of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin for the prior one) and hope you find a few of these [...]

Do You Know Your ABC’s…?

Avoiding Liability Bulletin - August 2013

Alphabet Soup for the New Year (2014)

Avoiding Liability Bulletin - January 2014

Alphabet Soup (A through M) – A Potpourri of Issues/Questions

The following questions and information are intended to stimulate thought, research, and discussion. I will address some of these [...]

Do You Know Your ABCs?

Here’s something different. These questions, a few of which may seem far-fetched or odd, have arisen in the past in actual practice [...]

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