The Pros And Cons Of Mandated Counseling

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The ethical dilemmas in this scenario, center on mandated report obligations, disclosure, and confidentiality. Both the school counselor and teacher are mandated reporters in the state of New York and must report suspected abuse/maltreatment. However, the state specifies that “Mandated reporters are required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment when they are presented with a reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment in a situation where a child, parent, or other person legally responsible for the child is before the mandated reporter when the mandated reporter is acting in his or her official capacity” (Office of Children and Family Services, 2016). In laymen’s terms, the responsibility to report would fall on the

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