Lesson 2 - Ethical and Legal Considerations

This lesson will cover the legal and ethical issues relevant to mandated reporting, as well as some practical information about what you should do when you suspect a child has been abused or neglected.

At the end of this lesson, you should:

  1. Understand regulations and issues regarding penitential communication.
  2. Be familiar with guidelines to aid you in deciding whether or not to make a report, including how to talk to a child about your concerns.
  3. Be familiar with some of the obstacles to reporting and how to overcome them.
  4. Understand what may happen after the report is made.

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