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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 the Care of Children with Major Medical Problems?
How do I assess the care of children with major medical problems?

All children with chronic health problems must have an identified source of primary medical care. To assess whether the care provided is adequate, the worker must first be aware of the needs of the child. Talking with the child's primary care provider will clarify the child's condition, needs, and treatment as well as impressions of how the family is coping. The family's perception of the situation can then be assessed. Identifying barriers to care helps guide appropriate intervention.

  • Infants who are premature, low-birth-weight, or both
    • Infants delivered before 37 weeks of gestation are called premature.
    • Infants who weigh 2,500 grams (5 lbs 8 oz.) ...
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