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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 Parenting Attitudes, Knowledge, and Level of Functioning?
How do I assess a caregiver's parenting attitudes, knowledge, and level of functioning?
Sandra T.Azar and Champika K.Soysa

The key to effective service planning with parents is a careful assessment of their attitudes, knowledge, and level of functioning, as well as the other intrapsychic and behavioral disturbances and contextual factors that may interfere with the use of skills of parents. This information facilitates targeting treatment, monitoring progress, and adjusting services as needed. It also allows for documentation of final outcomes that are useful for decision making (e.g., termination of parental rights, reunification) and for examining more general program effectiveness. Assessment of attitudes and behavioral skills in specific domains of parenting (e.g., medical care knowledge ...

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