Mandated Reporting through a Trauma-Responsive and Social Justice Lens
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis
5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Presenter: Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW
Mandated reporting is a professional responsibility for all helping professionals. Despite our best intentions, and our belief in evidence-based practice, mandated reporting remains one of the few areas in which professionals do not regularly examine best practices or look beyond their perceived legal and ethical obligations. How do we incorporate all that we know about trauma, relationships, and ethical, evidence-based practice into our legal duty as mandated reporters?
In this training, professionals will learn alternatives to mandated reporting that can prevent child maltreatment, promote family preservation, and maintain client rapport. Participants will be asked to take a critical eye to the legal and ethical implications of the decision to report and consider ways in which these decisions have impact for families, and for our professions, beyond the reporting call.
About the Presenter
Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW is the Director of Trauma-Informed Care at the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In this role, she develops and implements best practices for the intersection of legal services and trauma-responsive care. Miriam's clinical experience is in counseling adults and adolescents in clinical, home, and school settings. In her work at her practice, IS Counseling, Miriam uses an eclectic approach to individual and couples therapy, incorporating cognitive, creative and holistic techniques to assist clients in sustaining authentic identities, coping with difficulties and overcoming trauma.
NASW Member $35