Exploring Professional Responses to Child Neglect | NASW-NYS Continuing Education
Presenter(s): Kathryn Krase, Ph.D, JD, MSW
NASW-NYS Members: $20
NASW Other Chapter Members: $40
This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychologists.
Reports of suspected child neglect make up more than three-quarters of all reports made to child protective services in any given year; 6 times more than reports of sexual abuse, and 5 times more than reports of physical abuse. However, neglect reports are least likely to be substantiated after investigation. The reality is that reporters of suspected child maltreatment struggle with appropriately identifying and reporting this type of maltreatment. This session will explore the legal and ethical obligations of professional reporters, especially as they relate to the concept of child neglect. Various types of child neglect, including physical neglect, medical neglect and educational neglect will be explored, along with a significant conversation around parental supervision and the use of corporal punishment.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define child neglect.
- Explain differences between different types of child neglect.
- Understand considerations for determining when making a report to child protective services is required by law.
- Identify the ethical/ moral and legal conundrums implicated in evaluating cases for child neglect.
- Apply a framework to guide their process for deciding whether to make a report of child neglect.
This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hour(s).
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).
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D, JD, MSW, Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant, 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.