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The reporting of Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse by mandated reporters who work in Federally assisted alcohol & drug treatment programs.

Therapists in California are mandated to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect, as defined in the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act. Learn more about how to report abuse that has occurred outside of California.

A therapist who treats a child in the midst of a custody battle needs to be aware of his or her proper role in the process.