Ethical Issues When Working With Abused Children (Chapter 20 in Mental Health Issues of Child Maltreatment).
Clements, Paul Thomas. Seedat, Soraya. Gibbings, Elisabeth N.
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This chapter focuses on practicing ethically with children who have experienced abuse in providing both intervention and assessment. The issues of competence, consent to treatment, informed consent, confidentiality, mandated reporting, recordkeeping, and boundaries are explored. Strategies for ethical child sexual abuse assessment are also discussed. 96 references. (Author abstract modified)
child abuse; ethics; mental health services; confidentiality; mandatory reporting; assessment; documentation