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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 Development?
How do I assess child and youth development?
Becky FrinkSherman and E. WayneHolden

The term child and youth development is a very broad one. For the purpose of this chapter, development refers to the child's cognitive, educational, motor, and language development as well as the development of adaptive behavior (see Appendix 4). Children who have experienced trauma of any type (be it physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or physical or emotional neglect) often show signs of delayed development. In fact, it is almost expected that a maltreated child will demonstrate difficulties in at least one area of development, although no specific effects of maltreatment have been observed. The difficulties may not be due directly to the maltreatment; rather, the ...

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