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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.

How Do I Work Effectively with Guardians Ad Litem, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, and Citizen or Professional Case Review Panels?
How do I work effectively with guardians ad litem, court-appointed special advocates, and citizen or professional case review panels?
Howard A.Davidson

Child protection personnel often work with others having related responsibilities. State legislatures and courts have provided the child protection system with “checks and balances” to help ensure child safety, permanency, and well-being and to independently review cases. A child's legal rights and interests can be advocated separately from—and not necessarily incompatibly with—the work of a child protective services (CPS) agency. One means of doing this is local juvenile or family court intervention.

The court—and those it appoints to help protect the best interests of the child—must

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