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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 Principles and Approaches Can I Use to Engage Clients across Cultures?
What principles and approaches can I use to engage clients across cultures?
Veronica D.Abney

Currently, there is much talk in the human service field about the need to find ways to engage clients from a multitude of different cultures. Although there are those who debate the necessity of having a multicultural approach, the need seems very clear. It occurs because of the increasing diversity in the United States, inadequate service delivery to people of color, and fewer numbers of professionals of color in the field than clients of color.

There are three essential principles that must operate in the background when we work cross culturally. First, we need to believe that diversity is a good thing ...

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