should a therapist tell a parent that they have been reported to the authorities on child abuse charges?
- JudithLv 71 month ago
Therapists are required by law to report child abuse to the authorities; they aren't required to tell the parents they made the report. The parents will find out soon enough, won't they, when they are contacted by the police and the child or children are removed from their care?
- AnaLv 61 month ago
There’s no “should” involved, they’re required by law to disclose that.
Also if the therapist is filing charges or reporting the parents based on unsubstantiated or false allegations, the therapist opens herself up to having her license to practice therapy/psychology revoked, as well as defamation lawsuits and suits for civil or legal damages.
So be careful when you file lawsuits. Make sure your personal politics, racial motives (including anti white), gender motives, or pro-kid, pro-nanny-state, anti-parent motives are not clouding your judgement. Because it will be quite costly for you if you act in a biased way against parents and allow your bias to form part of the basis for an otherwise sketchy or weak allegation.
- ExoplanetLv 71 month ago
You mean the therapist reported the parent? You fail to provide a source for any duty to disclose that to the therapist's client, or to the parent of the therapist's client, or to the aunt or uncle or grandparent or 3rd cousin twice removed of the therapist's client.
- 1 month ago
They are REQUIRED to do so.
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- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
If the parent's have been reported for child abuse, either the therapist filed the report, or the therapist won't KNOW before the parents learn from the authorities.