12.02.2014

Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Therapists



Oral and Anal sex are handled differently than intercourse under Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Laws:
FALSE
A Therapist Maye Fax a written report of abuse to CPA
TRUE
Therapists Should not allow a client to use the threat of withdrawing from therapy as leverage against reporting.
TRUE
If CPS does not want to take your verbal report, you may fax it. Always get the worker’s badge number and first name.
TRUE
If after reasonable efforts, CPS refuses to accept your report, the mandated reported is immune from liability for failure to report.
TRUE.
A child’s apparent current safety should not preclude reporting.
TRUE
Voluntary sexual activity of any sort between children who are both under the age of 14 and who are of similar age, maturity, and sophistication is not a mandated report.
TRUE.
A 30 year old man telling his therapist that he is engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with his 17 year old girlfriend is not reportable.
TRUE.
A 15 year old girl is having intercourse with her 21 year old boyfriend. The parents know and are fine with this, therefore it is not reportable.
FALSE.