Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in PMH Day 2: Perinatal Mental Health and the Child Welfare System


Description
The second workshop hosted live on June 10, 2021, co-facilitated by Dr. Patrisha Taylor and Naomi
Cohen, clarified for clinicians the realities of navigating the child welfare system through an understanding of the systematic process, including an emphasis on the role of the mandated reporter and the impact on the family. Though protocols vary per county, city, and state, the impact of child welfare involvement is likely to create a ripple effect from the immediate family to the larger society. Through collaboration between systems of legal and social services, cases of child abuse and neglect are explored.

As mandated reporters, clinicians are responsible for making child abuse reports when we believe there is a significant risk to minors. When supporting families struggling with perinatal mental health disorders, what is our role? How do we know when to report? What happens after we make a report and what are the legal ramifications with child welfare?

Objectives:
1) Identify three symptoms of perinatal mental health disorders that
potentially put children at highest risk for endangerment.
2) Recognize the role that mental health providers play in reporting
child abuse and/or neglect.
3) Demonstrate an understanding of the steps to making and filing a
child abuse report as a mandated reporter.
4) Apply two ways to support families engaged in the child welfare
system.

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) 2 credits approved:

Continuing education for Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health is sponsored by Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets criteria for 2 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in the state of CA. If you hold a license not listed here or are licensed outside of the state of California, please check with your licensing board directly to confirm that these CE credits will be accepted. We are unable to assist in verifying if CE credits will be approved for your license type/state outside of California.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME):

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for 2 credits per workshop or a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for all three. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NON-PHYSICIAN ATTENDANCE
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals requesting credits. Participants should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting them directly. We are unable to assist in verifying if CME credits will be approved for your license type/state.
Content
  • Perinatal Mental Health and the Child Welfare System
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 2
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed