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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 Prevent Burnout?
How do I prevent burnout?
Richard L.Norman
Prevention of Burnout

Burnout is a process. It has a beginning with early warning signs and a middle in which isolation minimization and denial shield the destructive aspects from view and awareness of the victim. Finally, without interruption, the end stage literally burns out the victim's vital internal adaptive capacity. This understanding provides opportunities to prevent and interrupt the process as we identify it in others or ourselves. Prevention is the best approach to this insidious process. Once it begins, it can be extremely difficult to sort out from constructive attitudes and behaviors. The stress operates like a virus, coexisting with healthy functions until a critical mass is achieved, resulting in slow but accelerating breakdown of ...

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