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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 Types of Mental Health Treatment Should Be Considered for Maltreated Children?
What types of mental health treatment should be considered for maltreated children?

Do all abused children need therapy? What type of therapy works best for maltreated children? How long should it last? Who should provide it? To answer these questions, this chapter provides a general discussion of why maltreated children may need mental health services, how professionals can decide which children need services and which do not, and how different treatment approaches can be matched to the specific presenting symptoms of each child.

Do All Maltreated Children Have Mental Health Problems or Need Therapy?

Sometimes, children are sent to therapy simply because they have been abused. It is not correct to assume, however, that abused children ...

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