Abuse suspected: Imagine you are working with a foster care family who suspects that a child placed in their care had experienced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their previous caregiver. Take a look at the State Child Welfare Policy Database website (http://www.childwelfarepolicy.org/) to research the policies for your particular state. Given this information as well as the information from your reading, what should you do? What are your legal obligations? What are some of the risks and possible repercussions? How would you ensure confidentiality is maintained during this situation? What other legal and/or ethical considerations would you need to keep in mind when working with this client?
Here is the textbook that we use At Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response for Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, and Human Service Professionals Edition: 5th (2013) Author and the chapter we read is chapter 3.