The Unintended Effect in Mandatory Reporting Laws and an Increased Risk to a Protected Population

Published Apr 30, 2017

ABSTRACT Insufficient definitions within New York State’s mandatory reporting laws have created a “legal-ethical feedback loop” (Johnston, 2015) that can cause an increase in potential victims through the exclusion of certain persons seeking treatment. These non-offending individuals seeking treatment for pedophilia can become subjects of investigations by Child Protective Services because of ambiguous language in… Read more

Editorial – Spring 2014

Published Jan 12, 2016

The Editorial Board of the Columbia Social Work Review holds a firm conviction that social workers must possess advanced written communication skills to serve individuals and communities and advance the field as a whole. In Spring 2014, the Board administered a survey to currently-enrolled master’s students at Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) to explore… Read more