Making the Tough Call:
Exploring the Ethics of Mandated Reporting through the Lens of Racial Social Justice - A Cultural Competence Workshop
Presenter: Presenter: Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W.
These workshops offer 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
For over 50 years, various professionals have been required by law to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect as “mandated reporters”. This workshop explores the role of mandated reporting by applying foundational ethical principles through the lens of racial & social justice. An exploration of the original intent of mandated reporter laws will be juxtaposed with the evolution of the legal responsibility, and resulting disproportionalities in the current system. As society grapples with the role that certain systems, including the child welfare system, have played in poor outcomes for children of color, it is vital that we explore the role that individual reporters play in this process. This workshop will provide a framework for professionals to place their role in context, with the goal of furthering racial and social justice for all children and families.