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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.

Preparing Youth for Independent Living: What are the Best Methods for Reaching Self-Sufficiency?
Preparing youth for independent living: What are the best methods for reaching self-sufficiency?

Every year in the United States, an estimated 20,000 young persons are emancipated and leave foster care to assume independence. Many of these young adults, because of emotional and social problems stemming from maltreatment and the temporary life of foster care, are not prepared for self-sufficiency. In 1985, the Independent Living Initiative contained in Public Law (EL.) 99–272 was adopted as part of the Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. The purpose was to appropriate Title IV-E funds for use with programs to help youth make the transition from foster care to independence. In recognition of the gap in services to ...

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