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practice, next ,c) do not release a student who is a danger to self or others until the student has proper and necessary support, d)report to parents and guardians and/or appropriate authorities when students disclose a perpetrated or a perceived threat to their physical or mental well-being. This threat may include, but is not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, dating violence, bullying or sexual harassment (ASCA,2016). Additionally, under section A.11 Bullying, harassment, and child abuse counselors are to : a) report to the administration all incidents of bullying, dating violence and sexual harassment as most fall under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or other federal and state laws as being illegal and require administrator interventions, b) report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities and take reasonable precautions to protect the privacy of the student for whom abuse or neglect is suspected when alerting the proper authorities, c) are knowledgeable about current state laws and their school system’s procedures for reporting child abuse and neglect and methods to advocate for students’ physical and emotional safety following abuse/neglect reports, d) develop and maintain the expertise to recognize the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, and e) guide and assist students who have experienced abuse and neglect by providing appropriate services (ASCA, 2016). An example of a child abuse referral would be to document the situation in the students file. Inform the student that you will have to disclose this information to his or her parents or legal guardians, report the information to the proper administrators and other professionals such as the school nurse, psychologist, and school social worker. Next, report the incident to the proper authorities such as social services. Additionally, provide the student with other appropriate services. Next, in the AACC Code of Ethics (2014) under section 1-430 Protecting Others from Deadly Harm – The Rule of Mandatory Disclosure discusses guidelines in which Christian counselors accept the limits of confidentiality when human life is imperiled or abused. Section 1-430-a The Duty to Protect others state: The duty to take protective action is triggered when the counselor: (1) has reasonable suspicion, as specified in state and/or federal statute, that a minor child (under 18 years), elder person (65 years and older), or dependent adult (regardless of age) has been harmed by the client or has been perpetrated upon the client; or (2) has direct client admissions of serious and imminent suicidal threats; or (3) has direct client admissions of harmful acts or threatened action that is serious, imminent, and attainable against a clearly identified third person or group of persons (AACC, 2014). In section 1-430-b: Guidelines to Ethical Disclosure and Protective Action: counselors have the responsibility to protect third persons from client violence which may involve a third person and require disclosure of imminent harm to the intended victim, to their family or close friends, and to law enforcement.

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