Objective 2: Explain the statutory requirements for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.
Every state has a statute that requires many professionals to report suspected child abuse and neglect and the counseling profession is one of them. In fact, counselors often report and engage in these cases, often collaborating with other government professionals, to ensure the best case scenario for children involved. However, these mutual efforts can put confidentiality, a key component to the counseling relationship, at risk. Here you will gain an awareness of what counselors can do in these cases and how often the need to protect children is much more important than ensured confidentiality, something anyone who desires to protect children can relate to. You will relate to the challenges of making such reports and potential counseling relationship stressors as well.
Learning Activity #3: Reporting Paper
 Review Chapter 9 of your Remley and Herlihy textbook.

 Write a two to three page paper explaining the general statutory requirements for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

 To achieve maximum points for content and analysis, the following elements need to be thoroughly addressed:
 What are the general ethical duty and statutory requirements for counselors when it comes to reporting child abuse or neglect?
 What is Ohio’s statutory for reporting child abuse or neglect? You will need to seek an outside reference here. You can search the internet for this one and/or obtain an article/book of your choice from the library (be sure to cite and reference it).
 As you know, school violence is on the rise. What are steps counselors can take to ethically report threats as well as prevent bullying and harassment of children? What might be some complications in this area?
 What if a counselor in any setting (school, private practice, agency, etc.) suspects a child is not telling the truth about being abused? What steps can the counselor take to ensure the child in question is still safe?
 Summarize your overall impressions of mandatory reporting for child abuse and neglect.
 Please use the OCU Template to ensure APA formatting is applied correctly.

 Ensure that you have cited and referenced at least two scholarly sources.
has to be 6th edition APA format
APA template

[The body of your paper uses a half-inch first line indent and is double-spaced. Use a citation for sources you use in the text of your paper. If the citation does not follow a quote you do not need a page number. If the citation is referring to a direct quote you need to include a page number for a book and journal article. If the reference is a web document you need a paragraph number for the quote] (Last Name, Year).


Last Name, F. M. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, Volume(Issue), Pages From – To.

Last Name, F. M. (Year). Book title. City Name, ST: Publisher Name.

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