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The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.

Chapter 100: How Do I Facilitate Visits between Foster Children and Their Biological Families That Support the Goals and Objectives of Intervention?

How Do I Facilitate Visits between Foster Children and Their Biological Families That Support the Goals and Objectives of Intervention?
How do I facilitate visits between foster children and their biological families that support the goals and objectives of intervention?
Caroline L.Burry

The core belief underlying the importance of visitation is that consistency and high frequency of visits are predictive of successful reunification. The following are useful strategies for facilitating visitation:

  • Prepare for visits: Both foster and birth parents need to know that visiting is stressful, and that children may act out behaviorally as a result of anger, grief, or other feelings. In addition, birth parents may need concrete assistance in making arrangements to visit. It is extremely difficult for children when their birth parents do not attend ...
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