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Child Abuse and Neglect in CanadaA Guide for Mandatory Reporters$
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Lea Tufford

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190083472

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190083472.001.0001

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The Decision to Report

The Decision to Report

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(p.151) 9 The Decision to Report
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Child Abuse and Neglect in Canada
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Lea Tufford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190083472.003.0009

This chapter presents a mandatory reporting model outlining the decision-making factors within the context of reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. The chapter begins by examining the literature on decision-making and child maltreatment and then focuses on neurological and emotional aspects of decision-making. The chapter moves to delineating the empirical factors (legal, clinician, situational, professional, and relationship) associated with mandatory reporting and specific domains within each factor. A case example provides an illustration of the decision-making process in a mandatory reporting situation.

Keywords:   decision-making, neuroscience, legal, clinician, situational, professional, relationship

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