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Mandating Reporting Laws: Updates and Review

CAMFT Meeting, March 2023

March 24th

12-1:30 PM

Location: 1135 Pine Street, Ste 21  Redding, CA  96001

Syllabus and Learning Objectives 

  • This lecture will first review updates for both Adult Protective and Child Protective laws in the State of California for mental health providers. This lecture will review what the definition of abuse and neglect are for both children and adults.

  • This lecture will provide resources for reporting to both CWS and APS in Shasta County.

  • Learning Objectives: As a participant, you will have a better understanding of the current CWS and APS reporting laws, how to process with your clients, and where to report and provide resources. 

  • This lecture will finish with group vignettes, and quizzes with rewards for correct answers.

Updates and Reviews 

  • Children Abuse Reporting Laws

  • Adult Protective and Dependent Reporting Laws 

Important Phone Numbers and Websites 

Legal Caveat: This lecture is based on information provided by the presenter found on the internet, and through life experience. This lecture is not intended to be in lieu of legal advice. Please seek the advice of an attorney, or the California Child Welfare and Institution Laws. 

Marguerite (Meg) graduated from Touro University Worldwide with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she has a master's degree in Counseling Ministry and a bachelor's degree in Christian Studies from California Baptist University in Riverside, California. With over twenty years of volunteer services, including counseling experience in the church, prison, and in-hospital settings, Marguerite has extensive experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, dependency, and other problems. Marguerite has over eight years of experience as a social worker with Children's Social Services in Riverside County, California. Because of her experience, she has a unique insight working with those that have experienced childhood trauma, neglect, abuse, addiction, and domestic violence. Additional training includes EMDR as well as Brainspotting. According to research, both modalities have been proven to be highly effective for reducing or eliminating negative emotions and reactions associated with Trauma.*

Marguerite is concerned about your whole person: your mind, body, and spirit, and she provides a safe environment with empathy and compassion as you work through your problems together. Please call (530) 638-3511 for an appointment.

Types of Therapy: EMDR and Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Client Centered, Ego Strength, Family Systems, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Relational, Theological Integration

Areas of Concern

  • Anxiety

  • Career Counseling

  • Child Abuse

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Coaching

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Trauma

*(See for further reading).

Marguerite M. Ferrell, LMFT 137647

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