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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 a Collaborative Intervention Plan with the Kinship Network?
How do I develop a collaborative intervention plan with the kinship network?

Relative caregivers are different from foster caregivers in that they view themselves as the authority on what is best for the child(ren). This is a unique aspect of working in kinship situations that should be nurtured. Children are placed with kinship caregivers in primarily three ways: as a diversion from out-of-home care, as a type of foster care, or as a means of ensuring family preservation or reunification. These programs are defined as follows:

  • Diversion: If a report of abuse or neglect has been substantiated and the child has been assessed as not being safe in his or her own home, kin are ...
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