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Author Kalichman, Seth C.

Title Mandated reporting of suspected child abuse : ethics, law & policy / Seth C. Kalichman
Edition 2nd ed
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 235 pages)
Contents I. Mandated Reporting: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues. Ch. 1. Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws: Origins and Evolution. Ch. 2. Mandated Reporting as an Ethical Dilemma. Ch. 3. When Professional Hunches Become Reasonable Suspicions -- II. Reporting Suspected Child Abuse: Casebook and Guidelines. Ch. 4. Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Mandated Reporting. Ch. 5. Unreported Cases of Suspected Child Abuse. Ch. 6. Reported Cases of Suspected Child Abuse -- III. Mandatory Reporting Practice and Policy. Ch. 7. Guidelines for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse. Ch. 8. Professional Practice and Research. Ch. 9. Child Protection Policy -- App. C. Directory of National and State Child Protection Hotlines
Summary Child maltreatment is one of the greatest social maladies of our time, and current statistics, although staggering, may reflect only the surface of the problem. Human services professionals are required by law to report known or suspected child maltreatment in the US. This 2nd edition of Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse offers guidelines and recommendations distilled from the latest empirical literature to respond to mandatory reporting laws in a variety of practice settings. Data on the implications of reporting or not reporting are presented in a "casebook" that summarizes how problems posed by the law can be avoided. New sections also review issues in the mandatory reporting of abuse in other vulnerable populations. In addition, a new chapter on therapeutic jurisprudence explores the therapeutic potential of mandatory reporting laws. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-212) and index
Issuing Body Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Child abuse -- Reporting.
Child abuse -- Case studies
Child abuse -- Law and legislation.
Child abuse.
Child Abuse
Child Abuse -- legislation & jurisdiction
Child abuse
Child abuse -- Law and legislation
Child abuse -- Reporting
Social Welfare & Social Work.
Social Sciences.
Criminology, Penology & Juvenile Delinquency.
Enfant maltraité.
Enfant victime d'abus sexuel.
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author American Psychological Association.
LC no. 99028737