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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 a Caregiver's Personal History and its Meaning for Practice?
How do I assess a caregiver's personal history and its meaning for practice?
John CurtisMcMillen
A Case

Mrs. R. is a single 22-year-old mother of three children, boys ages 6 and 4 and a 2-month-old girl. A neighbor alleges that the boys are unkempt, unsupervised, and approach strangers for food. At an initial unannounced visit on a summer day, a child protection worker found Mrs. R. watching TV inside a sparsely furnished apartment with the baby asleep next to her on the couch. Mrs. R. stated she was unaware of the whereabouts of her boys, who were found outside playing together. When questioned, the older boy reported he last ate yesterday evening and last bathed ...

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