Making the Tough Call: Advanced Issues for Social Workers as Mandated Reporters




Making the Tough Call: Advanced Issues for Social Workers as Mandated Reporters

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST


Presenter: Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W

NASW-NYS Members: $20

NASW Other Chapter Member: $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Social workers throughout the United States are mandated reporters of suspected child maltreatment. However, our legal requirement to report is often confusing to navigate in relation to our other professional and ethical responsibilities. This workshop is intended for social workers who already have a basic understanding of their obligations as mandated reporters but want to explore areas that are complicated by our professional relationships with clients in light of our legal obligations. Specifically, we will explore informed consent practices with different client populations, supporting practice with clients after making a report, and how to work with child protective services, especially in light of concerns for racial and social justice in the child welfare system.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the ethical/ moral and legal conundrums faced when making the decision to report.
  • Apply a framework to guide the process of working with clients before and after making a report.
  • Demonstrate skills at collaborating with child protective services for the benefit of clients.
  • Demonstrate ways to advocate for improved child protective services systems.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W, Principal Consultant with Krase Consulting, 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. .  



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December 8th, 2021 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 20.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
NASW-NYS Student Member $ 0.00