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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 Assess Child and Youth Behavior?
How do I assess child and youth behavior?
Becky FrinkSherman and E. WayneHolden

Behavior is the outward expression of what we think and feel. Children are often unable to express their thoughts and feelings in words; therefore, they show us their inner selves by acting out and showing us what is going on in their minds. As professionals, we need to be aware of this and learn to watch and “listen” to what a child is telling us. Usually, children do not even realize what they are communicating and therefore may not be able to explain themselves if questioned about their behavior.

As children grow and develop over time, their behaviors and how they express themselves also change. To better ...

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