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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 Interpret Laboratory Test Results for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
How do I interpret laboratory test results for sexually transmitted diseases?
Robert A.Shapiro

Definition: Infectious diseases that are transmitted through sexual contact are referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Prevalence of STDs in sexually abused children: Abuse victims are more likely to have an STD if they were abused by multiple perpetrators, abused multiple times, live in a community with a high prevalence of STDs, or were abused by a perpetrator who had high-risk behaviors. High-risk behaviors include intravenous drug use, crack use, prostitution, or multiple sexual partners. In addition, sexually active adolescents have the highest rates of STDs of all age groups. Relatively few abused children have an STD, however (usually less than 5%).

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