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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 Develop Measurable Goals and Objectives That Match Client Intervention Outcomes?
How do I develop measurable goals and objectives that match client intervention outcomes?
Peter J.Pecora
Components of Case Planning

Three major components pertain to professional case planning in child protective services: (a) assessments (child and family intake assessment and periodic case review and assessment); (b) identifying case goals or outcomes using the agency mission for children and families, identifying case goals for a particular child, parents, or family that are outcome oriented, and identifying indicators that mark the progress toward case goals; and (c) intervention methods (development of the service plan, including case resources, case methods, and services provision). The role of the assessment and intervention methods are described in other chapters in this volume; ...

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