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  • Subject index

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 Do I Prepare Families for Case Closure?
How do I prepare families for case closure?

Termination refers to the process of ending your relationship with a family and helping the family to put closure on their relationship with you. It may also mark the end of their work with the agency. It is a time for remembering what you and the family did together, both what was accomplished and what may still remain to be done. It also explores the meaning of the relationship and how it feels to say “good-bye.”

The Personal to Professional Continuum

None of us can always separate our personal emotions from our professional impressions. Termination is a stage of the helping process that may be especially difficult because of losses or endings ...

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