The goal of this course is to provide participants with a basic introduction to ethics, confidentiality, HIPAA and mandated reporting. Although it is aimed at violence peer counselors, this course is suitable for anyone who provides peer support services and/or works with young adults. The information covered in this course include:
Through this course of 6 lectures, over 40 minutes of video content, informational handouts and 2 quizzes, participants will be able to understand how the law defines child abuse/neglect, articulate what the law requires of a mandated reporter, identify potential evidence of child abuse, know the process for reporting child abuse, understand the basics of HIPAA, and recognize the importance of confidentiality and professional ethical practice.
As violence peer counselors or anyone who provides peer support services, it is important to have a grasp on this content. Participants who take this course will become more informed about the laws and principles of their field - which in turn will greatly benefit their work.
*The name of the person narrating this course is Nicky MacCallum.
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Youth Alive! is a violence prevention and intervention organization that helps young people become leaders and advocates for the change they would like to see in their communities. We also mentor and support healing for young people who have been violently injured, and work with families grieving in the wake of a homicide.