Tag Archives: child abuse reporting

Know Your Risks: Family Law, Fictitious Business Names, Privilege / Confidentiality, Subpoenas / Privilege, Testimony Under Oath and Child Abuse Reporting

One of the most important things for practitioners to know about family law involves the issue of child custody. More specifically, it [...]

Confidentiality – Disclosures to Patient

Below you will find topics that I have written about in prior issues of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin. I make brief comments here or [...]

Treating Children – Selected Legal Issues

Therapists and counselors treat children both with and without the consent of one or both parents. It is not uncommon for practitioners [...]

Diversity

There are many legal issues affecting mental health professionals that involve the subject of diversity. Perhaps one doesn’t think [...]

Diversity And The Law

In the December 2009 issue of this Bulletin, I gave three examples of, and asked related questions about, the inter-connectedness of [...]

Emotional Abuse of Children

A recent article in the newspaper drew my attention to the issue of psychological abuse or maltreatment of children, sometimes referred [...]

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

… Suppose a therapist or counselor (mandated reporter) in state “A” is told by her sixteen year old patient that she was abused by her [...]

Child Abuse Reporting

… Therapists must know the nuances of the child abuse reporting laws in their respective states. Assuming that one is a mandated [...]

Child Abuse Reporting 2

… A man punches a pregnant woman in the stomach. If the therapist finds out about this in the course of therapy, does this constitute [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – Neglect

… When thinking about your reporting duties regarding child abuse, don’t forget about neglect. While many child abuse reports are made [...]