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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 Kind of Pediatric Care Should Abused and Neglected Children Receive?
What kind of pediatric care should abused and neglected children receive?
John M.Leventhal

Studies have shown that abused and neglected children often suffer from a variety of physical, developmental, and emotional problems that need attention. These problems may be due to the maltreatment (e.g., seizures from shaken baby syndrome) or the inadequate care provided by the family (e.g., delays in immunizations). An approach to providing care to these children is to consider the following levels of pediatric care:

  • Health screen
  • Comprehensive health evaluation
  • Ongoing health supervision
Health Screen

Although some children are placed in foster care directly from a health care facility (e.g., a child who is placed after evaluation and treatment of a broken femur), many other children enter foster ...

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