Sunday, September 21, 2008

Is David Mandel a Mandated Reporter?

Is David Mandel a Mandated Reporter?
By Vicki Polin
The Awareness Center's Daily Newsletter - September 21, 2008

David Mandel is the Chief Executive Officer of OHEL Children's Home and Family Services in New York City, which has been serving the ultra-religious Jewish community since 1969. Ohel is an non-profit mental health agency that receives both state and federal funding.

One has to ask, why doesn't David Mandel believe that children from orthodox homes deserve the same civil rights and protection as children secular backgrounds?

When watching the following film keep the following in mind?
  1. What does David Mandel mean -- girls who were abuse don't need therapy, but boys do ? Where did he come up with that ?
  2. David Mandel eludes to the issue that if a parent molests their own child that one should be more concerned about the parents ability to earn a living over protecting a child from incest or other forms of child abuse and or neglect. If one SUSPECTS a child is being abused or neglected we all need to report our suspicions to the police and Child Protection Services. Case closed.
  3. David Mandel wants to "Discourage people from being a detective." "Don't go looking for shadows where none exist." These are ominous statements that almost sound as if he is promoting a conspiracy to keep people from being too vigilant, observant and aware of their surroundings.
  4. David Mandel's dismissive response to the Child Protection Services question should infuriate everyone, especially since he is a CEO of a agency that is supposed to be protecting children.

Bottom line. . . Everyone needs to make hotline reports if abuse or neglect is suspected.

This is the introduction to David Mandel's response to questions.