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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 Match Risks to Client Outcomes?
How do I match risks to client outcomes?

Part of the assessment process (See Part V, this volume) involves prioritizing among the most significant risks or treatment needs. As a bridge to the process of treatment planning (see Chapters 78 and 79, this volume), client outcomes should be identified that will indicate that the risk of maltreatment has been adequately reduced and the effects of maltreatment satisfactorily addressed. With the passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, child welfare agencies are designing their intervention systems to measure the achievement of outcomes. At the program level, there is consensus that child welfare outcomes can be grouped into four categories: child safety, child permanence, child well-being, and ...

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