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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.

Why is Communicating with Lawyers So Important and So Difficult?
Why is communicating with lawyers so important and so difficult?
John E. B.Myers

Oil and water do not mix. The same might be said of social workers and lawyers. Although social workers and lawyers are equally interested in solving problems and creating a just and fair society, they sometimes approach these goals from different, albeit overlapping, perspectives. Social work practice is founded on cooperation, affirmation, bridge building, and support. Litigation is rooted in adversarial confrontation. Lawyers believe the most effective way to arrive at the truth in court is for each side of a legal controversy to present the evidence that is most favorable to its position, to attack the evidence presented by the other side, and ...

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