Perhaps one of the major reasons mandated reporters hesitate to report is because they are not confident that CPS workers have adequate assessment and intervention skills. They reflect on countless news headlines indicating that CPS either intervenes too fast and intrusively, or too slowly and ineptly. Whatever the reasons, for the sake of all children, this topic is truly in need of further research. Let’s not hesitate.
Pollack, D. & Medved, M.A. (2021, May 11). Why do mandated reporters of child abuse hesitate reporting? New Jersey Law Journal,
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