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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.

What Do I Need to Know to Plan Effectively across Child Welfare Programs?
What do I need to know to plan effectively across child welfare programs?
Richard L.Norman

In many agencies, a “child welfare system” may be more accurately described as an organized linking of child welfare programs with differing philosophies and practices. In these circumstances, case management becomes an 800-pound gorilla with an attitude!

As a “front-end” process, the child protective services (CPS) assessment and evaluation information must efficiently cross internal agency boundaries to be useful. The CPS worker must receive this information from a complex web of people, programs, and overlapping service systems in the agency to ensure its use for effective intervention. To accomplish this, the worker must first recognize and then understand the dysfunctional ...

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