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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.

Foster and Kinship Caregivers: What are Their Support and Intervention Needs?
Foster and kinship caregivers: What are their support and intervention needs?
MariaScannapieco

Foster and kinship caregivers are two of the most important resources in the child welfare system repository for caring for children. Individuals and families that provide foster and kinship care are essentially contributing the same services to child welfare agencies, but child welfare agencies do not provide the same resources to kinship and foster families. Kinship care homes receive less money and fewer services, and monitoring of the homes is less frequent. Child welfare programs need to provide services that are more equitable across both types of out-of-home care. Often, child welfare workers believe that kinship care families have fewer needs, but this is ...

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