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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 Conduct an Ethnographic Interview to Learn about the Family's Culture?
How do I conduct an ethnographic interview to learn about the family's culture?
What are Ethnographic Interviews?

Ethnographic interviews are tools for learning about another culture from an “insider's” point of view. The core concern is with the meaning of actions and events to culture members.

What is Culture?

Culture can be defined as learned values, beliefs, and behaviors of a defined group of people. The group may be as small as a family or as large as a continent. Cultures differ in many ways (e.g., child-rearing practices, ways of resolving conflicts, and interpersonal communication).

Larger cultures, such as a nation's, have cocultures. Cocultures share features of the larger culture but are also distinctive. The United States ...

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