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.
Chapter 63: How Do I Assess a Child's Behavior Related to Separation and Visitation?
How Do I Assess a Child's Behavior Related to Separation and Visitation?
Visitation with their birth family is a core service for children in out-of-home care. Many foster parents and group care providers report that children present challenging behaviors before, during, and after visitation. Therefore, assessing children's behavior related to visitation is critical in permanency planning. This chapter provides examples of typical behavioral problems related to visitation, underlying feelings and issues to explore, and strategies to use in assessing these behaviors and issues.
Typical Behavioral Problems and Underlying Feelings and Issues to Explore
It is important to individualize children who are in care and understand that they have their own histories and needs. There are ...