Fri, Oct 27|
Applying the Principles of Racial & Social Justice to the Role of Mandated Reporter (Ethics) 10.27.2023
Time & Location
Oct 27, 1:00 PM – Oct 28, 4:00 PM
About the Event
Racial disproportionality in the reporting of suspected child maltreatment is a significant problem in the child welfare system. The child protective services system, itself, cannot address the issue: mandated reporters need to be the change they want to see. This workshop will expand on the framework provided in previous training to help participants actively challenge their individual and collective roles in a system that hurts Black and Brown families.
1) Participants will explain the contributing factors related to racial disproportionality in the child welfare system.
2) Participants will identify the impact of explicit and implicit bias in reporting to CPS
3) Participants will identify ethical/ moral and legal conundrums faced when making the decision to report.
4) Participants will apply a framework to guide the process for considering racial and social justice when determining whether they are required to make a report to child protective services.
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant and founder of Making the Tough Call is an expert on the professional reporting of suspected child maltreatment. She has authored multiple books and articles on the subject. She has years of experience consulting with government and community based organizations to develop policy & practice standards.