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Making the Tough Call

Making the Tough Call

By Kathryn Krase
This podcast seeks to educate professionals who have legal and ethical obligations to report suspicions of child maltreatment to child protective services. This podcast explores thorny issues central to the challenging experiences of mandated reporters. For more information about mandated reporting, check out www.makingthetoughcall.info
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Mandated Reporting & Autonomy

Making the Tough Call

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When is Spanking Considered Child Abuse? And Why?
In this podcast episode, we explore corporal punishment, and when the behavior is considered child abuse. We look at law in the US, and internationally. We use research to understand the present context, and to forecast changes to policy in the future. This episode is helpful for professional reporters of child maltreatment who struggle with when corporal punishment in abuse.
07:21
April 16, 2022
Unsupervised Children: Parenting Choice? or Child Maltreatment?
Have you ever wondered if a child should be left alone? This podcast introduces some of the concepts to consider.
06:56
March 12, 2022
Mandated Reporting & Autonomy
This episode of Making the Tough Call explores the impact that the legal and ethical obligations held by "mandated reporters" has on personal and professional autonomy.  When the law requires certain professionals to make reports to child protective services (CPS) the autonomy of parents and professionals is limited. Learn more about mandated reporting, parental autonomy and professional autonomy, through this 10 minute podcast episode. For more information, including resources, blogs and other podcast episodes, check out the Making the Tough Call website. 
10:54
February 14, 2022