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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 Strengths and Treatment Needs?
How do I assess a caregiver's strengths and treatment needs?
Marsha K.Salus

Assessing the strengths and needs of caregivers is a joint process that requires establishing rapport with caregivers as the critical first step to gathering information needed to ensure the child's safety and to help the caregivers change the behaviors or conditions that are related to the risk of maltreatment. Child protection agencies tend to be problem focused. As a result, many workers focus on identifying, categorizing, and labeling what is wrong with parents, their weaknesses, and their limitations. It is clear that all human beings have strengths. Workers must determine these by examining the whole person. They must identify the behaviors or conditions of the ...

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