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CAMFT webinar: Mastering Mandated Child Abuse Reporting

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NOTE: This is part of the CAMFT Law and Ethics Webinars in 2024. See below for more detials.

How to Carry Out Your Reporting Duties While Avoiding Common Myths and Misconceptions

Mastering Mandated Child Abuse Reporting: How to Carry Out Your Reporting Duties While Avoiding Common Myths and Misconceptions, Presenter:  Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, 3 CEs
Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, (Recording will be available for 3 months)

Workshop Description

Although mandated child abuse reporting is one of the most common legal issues therapists encounter in practice, it can be one of the trickiest to navigate. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the mandated reporting procedures outlined in California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), including the different types of reportable child abuse, the types of California agencies that receive mandated child abuse reports, and how much time mandated reporters have to make these reports.

The workshop will also address some of the most complex reporting issues therapists face, including: distinguishing between lawful vs. unlawful corporal punishment, when / whether to report consensual sexual activity with and between minors, and how CANRA’s mandated reporting rules apply to sexting between minors.

Educational Goals:

  • Participants will become familiar with the categories of reportable child abuse, under CANRA.

  • Participants will understand the procedures for making mandated child abuse reports, under CANRA.

  • Participants will further understand how much time California mandated reporters have to complete and submit mandated child abuse reports.

Measurable Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the five categories of child abuse California mandated reporters are required to report.

  • Identify the three types of California agencies that are authorized to receive mandated child abuse reports.

  • Distinguish the amount of time California mandated reporters have to make initial phone reports of child abuse vs. written follow-up reports of child abuse.

  • State which form of child abuse is optional (as opposed to mandated) for mandated reporters to report, under CANRA.

Registration required by April 17: REGISTER HERE

INTRODUCING: CAMFT Law and Ethics Webinars

SF Chapter Members Receive Discounted Registration for Selected CAMFT Law and Ethics Webinars in 2024.


Friday, September 20, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Wednesday, October 23, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Telehealth: The Fundamentals of Legal & Ethical Practice, 3 CEs

Learn from CAMFT’s expert attorneys in a series of CAMFT Law and Ethics Webinars to support your practice. REGISTER HERE for the webinar by signing in to your CAMFT account. Can’t attend the webinar? No problem! The webinar will be recorded, and your registration will have access to the recording for 3 months.

Discount for Chapter Members on the April, October, and November webinars.
Members of a local chapter will receive a $5 discount on these Law and Ethics webinars.


April 17
9:00 am - 12:00 pm