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Please help! what happens if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

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In brief: CPS investigates

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or of these.
Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them. The doctor must report all suspected cases of abuse to Child Protective Services. CPS acts to investigate allegations & if necessary may temporarily remove the child from danger.

In brief: CPS investigates

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or of these.
Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them. The doctor must report all suspected cases of abuse to Child Protective Services. CPS acts to investigate allegations & if necessary may temporarily remove the child from danger.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Psychiatrists are

Mandated reporters for child abuse.
Suspicion of child abuse usually leads to investigation by a state agency.

In brief: Psychiatrists are

Mandated reporters for child abuse.
Suspicion of child abuse usually leads to investigation by a state agency.
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In brief: In most...

...Jurisdictions, the state child welfare authorities would step in to investigate, and if corroborated, intervene on behalf of the child.

In brief: In most...

...Jurisdictions, the state child welfare authorities would step in to investigate, and if corroborated, intervene on behalf of the child.
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