Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 10:00 AM EST Kathryn Krase, Ph.D.,
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More than half of child maltreatment suspicions do not get reported to child protective services. Contributing to the quandaries professional reporters face when making the decision to report is concern for infringing on family autonomy. These concerns largely relate to the ethical conflict between protecting children and respecting parental rights. This session will explore the history and ethical application of parental, child and family rights schemas in an effort to help prepare professional reporters of suspected child maltreatment with the tools to report, when necessary, and respect family autonomy whenever possible.
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a. 5 minutes
2) Setting the Stage: Impact of rights orientation on professional responsibilities of mental
and behavioral health professionals
a. 30 minutes
3) Exploring the historical development of parental and children’s rights
a. 60 minutes
4) Conflicts between parents’, family and children’s rights
a. 30 minutes
5) Framework for evaluating impact of rights perspective on professional obligations,
including responsibility to report suspicions of child maltreatment
a. 45 minutes
6) Conclusions & Questions
a. 10 minutes
- Participants will understand the legal and ethical framework of parents’ rights expectations.
- Participants will understand the legal and ethical framework of children’s rights expectations.
- Participants will describe the legal conflict between parents’ rights and children’s rights.
- Participants will explain how the conflict between parents’ rights and children’s rights impacts professional practice.
- Participants will apply a framework to guide the process for deciding whether a rights’ perspective is impacting their decision to report suspected child maltreatment.
This presentation is open to:
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
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