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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.

How Can I Best Manage the Intervention Process When Multiple Service Providers are Involved?
How can I best manage the intervention process when multiple service providers are involved?

For most maltreatment cases, no single agency, including the child protection agency, can meet the full range of needs of the family and child. Child protection workers play a vital role in assessing needs, finding others who can assist in building on family strengths and addressing areas of concern, and in building coalitions of helping professionals and others. These key players in the helping system may be drawn from the formal helping system of professionals, such as therapists, parenting aides, teaching homemakers, teachers, physicians, and substance abuse or domestic violence counselors, and from the natural informal helping network ...

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