Child Abuse. Professional Responsibilities Professional Ethics Presenter: Cynthia Powell, M.S., LPC. Child Abuse is defined as:.
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Presenter: Cynthia Powell, M.S., LPC
“any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (1988)
Study done by Kalichman and Craig as cited in Crenshaw, Bartell, and Lichtenberg (1994)
Study done by Crenshaw and Lichtenberg (1993)
Did it work?
What were the outcomes?
Could I have acted in a more appropriate manner?
Crenshaw, W., Bartell, P., Lichtenberg, J.W.(1994). Proposed revisions to mandatory reporting laws: An exploratory survey of child protective service agencies. Child Welfare,73(1), 15-29.
Dowd, S.B., Davidhizar, R.E., (1996). The obligation of health professionals and supervisors to report child sexual abuse. The Health Care Supervisor, 15(1), 61-68.
Gullatt, E.D., Stockton, C.E., (2000), Involving educators in the identification and reporting of suspected child agbuse. NASSP Bulletin, 84(619), 79-89.
Office of the Attorney General (Producer). (1996) Child Abuse – What Can We Do? [video]. Available from the Office of the Attorney General Crime Victim’s compensation.