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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 Protect Children from Hazardous Home Conditions and other Poverty-Related Conditions?
How do I protect children from hazardous home conditions and other poverty-related conditions?
John R.Lutzker

Home accidents pose a serious risk to young children. They are responsible for more than 90% of all fatalities and injuries to children younger than 5 years of age. Similarly, health risks can create many serious problems for young children, including infections and disease from harmful agents in unkempt homes such as fecal matter on the floor or dangerous bacteria from spoiled food. It has been suggested that virtually no injury is accidental; many can be anticipated and prevented. The job of the parent and the human service professional is to provide as safe an environment as possible for ...

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