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Child Abuse & Mandatory Reporting: A Complex Matter


Lonna Davis, MSW
Futures Without Violence
External Resource


November 1, 2022


Mandatory Reporting
Practice Guidance
Overlap of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Domestic violence is a complex family dynamic that needs thoughtful attention before filing a child abuse or neglect report. In order to preserve their role as a source of real help to families, reporters should work to understand and mitigate potential harmful impacts on survivors.