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In this edition:
It is imperative for ministers to
be able to answer the following questions:
(1) What is the definition of reportable
"child abuse" under my state child abuse reporting
law? (2) Am I a mandatory reporter
of child abuse? (3) What if I learn of child
abuse in the course of a conversation that is
protected by the clergy-penitent privilege?
Am I still required to report? (4) How do I
report child abuse? Each of these questions
is answered in the table that accompanies
this article, based on the current child abuse
reporting laws in all 50 states and the District