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Mr. Edward Anthony Quintana

Social Work

<p>Edward Quintana LCSW is a license clinical therapist in San Diego, CA. Mr. Quintana evaluates patients using many different procedures, in order to determine what interventions &nbsp;must be carried out in order to properly assess their symptoms. Clinical Therapists provide mental health care in addition to consultation for each patient and their families.</p>
8 years Experience
Mr. Edward Anthony Quintana
  • San Diego, CA
  • Loma Linda Univeristy
  • Accepting new patients

My daughter says one of her friends is being hit by her parents. What should I do?

It’s definitely a tough situation and not an easy one to answer, especially when children are involved. The one thing you will ask yourself is what is the priority here. The first READ MORE
It’s definitely a tough situation and not an easy one to answer, especially when children are involved. The one thing you will ask yourself is what is the priority here. The first thing is safety. Is the child safe? Based on what your daughter shared, it doesn’t sound like it. Your job is not to investigate, so, yes, you can notify child protective services. Even though you are not considered a mandate reporter, you can still report what your daughter shared. Once it is reported, it's up to CPS to take the report and follow up. When they follow up, they do not share with the parents who made the report in order to keep the anonymity of the situation. It was very brave of your daughter to share about her friend to her.