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.
Chapter 86: What are Effective Strategies to Address Common Behavior Problems?
What are Effective Strategies to Address Common Behavior Problems?
This chapter reviews typical behavioral and affective problems seen in abused and neglected children. Effective strategies to suggest to parents and foster parents are described, and recommendations regarding when to refer children for mental health intervention are presented.
What are Typical Problems and Effective Strategies to Help Abused and Neglected Children?
- Typical internalizing problems are anxiety, fearfulness, depression, and low self-esteem. These children may appear sad, withdrawn, frightened, or lonely. They may have problems sleeping and eating.
Suggestions for Caregivers
- Encourage children to draw or talk about their feelings.
- Engage the child in activities such as skating, cooking, playing with Play-Doh, riding bikes, and painting. [Page 415]
- Rock the child in a rocking ...