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 Texas. 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? Please reference the below book information.
Title: At Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response for Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, and Human Service Professionals
Edition: 5th (2013)
Author: J. Jeffries McWhirter, Benefict T. McWhirter, Ellen Hawley McWhirter, and Robert J. McWhirter
Publisher: Cengage Learning Book
ISBN: 9780840028594 Ebook ISBN: 9781285806525
Review these documents to help you with responding to discussion questions and attending Seminar:
You must use intext citation and you must reference information from chapter 3 of the text and reference the child welfare policy of Texas.