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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 Treatment Needs of Children Affected by Domestic Violence?
How do I assess the treatment needs of children affected by domestic violence?
General Considerations

Because domestic violence and child maltreatment are closely correlated, all cases of child maltreatment should be assessed for possible domestic violence. If domestic violence is discovered in a family, it is important to remember that all children are indirectly affected by domestic violence in the family, whether they are maltreated or not. Each child in the family should be assessed for the possible effects of domestic violence. The effects on children of exposure to domestic violence vary widely. Common sense may lead one to believe that the severity of a child's response to witnessing domestic violence is correlated with ...

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