Kelley Fong

Many mandatory reporters contact child protective services as “a way to help families connect with resources,” said Dr. Kelley Fong, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, who shared her research on mandatory reporting with the task force during its latest meeting. “Reporting has ballooned beyond kids in grave danger to encompass families whom professionals believe could benefit from these kinds of resources for parenting or programs that mandated reporters are looking for,” Fong explained.

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