A camper tells a counselor of events at home, which the counselor believes might constitute physical abuse, beyond reasonable punishment. A counselor finds female campers are filming each other “goofing around” naked in the shower-house. The question arises concerning whether these events are reportable under child abuse or other reporting laws. In other words, when does punishment become abuse, and when does sexual activity, for example, exceed teasing, experimentation, and curiosity? Camp Mandatory Reporting and Related Issues provides an overview of how camps can address such important issues.
Among the topics covered:
• Pro-active steps
• Who has a duty to report?
• Examples of reporting
• To whom does a camp report and when?