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ECIS/ICMEC WORKSHOP: Supporting ethical school response in child protection
Facilitated by: ICMEC-International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Supported by The US State Department.
Intended Audience: Medical professionals, their supervisors, child protection designates, and response team members.
The workshop is interactive and will last for 90 minutes
The frequency and severity of physical and sexual abuse and neglect during the COVID response is rising across the world. Schools are likely to be the first to identify and respond. This two webinar series addresses the role of medical professionals and the ethical considerations they and school-based response teams navigate in abuse cases. There is no charge to attend this series.
Understand response team member roles and how to advocate for children with colleagues, parents/caregivers, and external partners. Ethical dilemmas related to cultural traditions and expectations, child agency, and medical practice will be explored. This webinar will be focused on participant interaction and discussion. Breakout rooms by region and language will be designated. We can provide facilitators in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic. Note: breakout room discussions will not be recorded.
– Identify ethical dilemmas related to child agency, duty of care, and cultural norms.
– Discuss challenges with internal and external partners such as caregivers or local authorities who take a different view of the best interests of the child.
– Explore how teams can support justice and ethical principles of care even when fulfilling mandatory reporting obligations could result in further risk or abuse.