Tag Archives: reporting child abuse as a mental health professional

Minors and Consensual Sexual Intercourse

During the course of one’s practice, it may become known that your minor patient, or a patient’s child, has engaged in consensual [...]

Think About This – Child Abuse?

...A parent smokes marijuana (one time) in front of her 17 year-old daughter and tells her therapist about this. Is a child abuse [...]

Child Abuse Report Required or Permitted?

… A parent smokes marijuana (one time) in front of her 17-year old daughter and tells her therapist about this. Is a child abuse report [...]

Child Abuse Reporting 4

… Are you required to report child abuse if your patient tells you of the abuse and that it has already been reported? The answer to [...]

Child Abuse Reporting 5

… Each state has a child abuse reporting law where licensed mental health practitioners and others are required to report known or [...]

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 [...]

Confidentiality and Child Abuse Reporting

The duty to report child abuse is one of the exceptions to the practitioner’s legal and ethical duty of confidentiality. Many [...]

Child Neglect / Endangerment

This topic came to mind as the result of three recent news stories from three different states. My immediate thought upon learning of [...]