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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.

What is “Family to Family,” and How Does it Support Permanency for Children?
What is “family to family,” and how does it support permanency for children?

Responding to escalating demand and dwindling resources, in 1992 the Annie E. Casey Foundation began an initiative called “Family to Family” to improve outcomes for children and families served by the child welfare system. More than a foster care program, Family to Family provides integrated child welfare services that are family focused, child centered, and neighborhood based. While ensuring the safety of children, it focuses our work on the strengths of whole families and communities.

The following are the philosophies of Family to Family:

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