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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 Help Children Maintain Cultural Identity When They are Placed in Out-of-Home Care?
How do I help children maintain cultural identity when they are placed in out-of-home care?

Whenever a child protective services worker or a law enforcement official deems that a child is not safe in his or her immediate family environment or is in imminent danger of abuse or neglect, emergency child removal and placement is considered. Generally, if resources cannot be found to quickly alter the situation, and reduce the risk, the child is separated from the parent(s) and placed with relatives or in the foster care system. Such separation is always costly in terms of child development and family functioning, and it should occur only when the child's prominent need ...

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