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1

Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect has to report to the ____________________.

DCF abuse hotline

2

Mandatory Reporters include:

1. Doctors, nurses, or hospital personnel
2. Mental health professionals
3. Teachers and school administrators
4. Social workers, day care, and other child care providers
5. Law Enforcement and judges
6. College and university administatrators

3

What happens if Mandatory Reporters do not report?

Face loss of a license or possibly criminal charges (such as penalties) for failing to report.

4

The mandate to report abuse of neglect says that neither _____________ nor ___________ applies.

Privilege
Confidentiality

5

A person ___________ assert a privilege to avoid testifying about child abuse; except for privileged communications between _______________ and ____________, and statements to ___________ seeking spiritual guidance.

Cannot
Attorney
Client
Clergy

6

Can certain professionals be forced to testify despite confidentiality?

Yes.

7

Once a report is made, it must be investigated within _______ days, but may begin immediately depending on seriousness of the allegations.

60

8

Investigations must include _____________________ interviews with family and home visit.

Face-to-face

9

What is the Child Protection Team?

A multi-disciplinary team involving doctors, social workers, legal services, and law enforcement officials. Certain cases are referred to this team.

10

During the investigation, DCF may decide to:

1. _________ the case because there is no ________ for a ___________ case;
2. _________ the child (________) because there is need for _______________; or
3. Decide there is no need to _________ the child, but there is a _______ to open a ___________ case.

1. Close... basis... dependency;
2. Remove... shelter... immediate action;
3. Remove... basis... dependency.