Part 1 – Tuesday, August 18th 2020 – 10:00am-12:00PM Pacific Time | Register
Part 2 – Thursday, August 20th 2020 -10:00am-12:00PM Pacific Time | Register

**These web conferences are intended for advocates at sexual assault agencies funded by Cal OES Rape Crisis Center grants.
CLOSED CAPTIONING will be available for all these web conferences. 

Overview:

Join CALCASA legal consultants and advocates to discuss the intersection of confidentiality, privileged communications, and mandatory reporting in California. During this two-part web conference series, participants will engage in an interactive virtual workshop on the legal and physiological underpinnings of confidentiality and working with survivors as well as review best practices and practical examples from the field.

 


PART 1

Confidentiality and Privilege

Tuesday, August 18th 2020
10:00am-12:00PM Pacific Time

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https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pc-yurD0iH9TAFPM2fenvTtQCitVBzZza

Description:

During this section, the overarching themes and requirements of confidentiality and privileged communication will be reviewed. Participants will discuss best practices in safe guarding confidential information and responding to subpoenas and requests for information.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine federal and state laws that mandate agencies maintain survivor confidentiality, privacy, and security of information.
  • Emerge with useful tips and strategies that guide agency protocols and practices in confidentiality.
  • Create a better understanding of the protecting confidentiality and privilege communications in CA.

HOSTS: 

  • Meghna Bhat, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
  • Leah Aldridge, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

PRESENTER:

  • Emily Austin, CALCASA Consultant

PART 2

Mandatory Reporting and Intersections with Confidentiality

Thursday, August 20th 2020
10:00am-12:00PM Pacific Time

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https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsceqtpj8jGdFsFYFGQ6LO–O31yn2nhth

Description:

During Part 2, participants will learn about mandatory reporting requirements in California and the intersection with their work as advocates. The workshop will cover the reporting requirements of child abuse, elder/dependent adult abuse, and domestic violence. Participants will learn about best policy practices for supporting survivor confidentiality and adhering to California and Federal requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine federal and state laws that mandate reporting of abuse and how that connects to privileged communication and confidentiality.
  • Identify useful tips and strategies that guide agency protocols and practices in mandatory reporting.
  • Create a better understanding of mandatory reporting and protecting survivor confidentiality in CA.

HOSTS: 

  • Meghna Bhat, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
  • Leah Aldridge, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

PRESENTER:

  • Emily Austin, CALCASA Consultant