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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 Treatment is Recommended to Address Physically Abusive Behavior?
What treatment is recommended to address physically abusive behavior?
David J.Kolko

Studies of treatment or intervention in the area of child physical abuse (CPA) have generally examined alternative approaches to modifying an adult's abusive or coercive behavior (National Academy of Sciences, 1998). Most of the treatment models for CPA consider the importance of parental behavior and the reciprocal influences between parents and children. Indeed, interventions in this area often target the caregiver given the expectation that adult behavior change will result in improved child functioning and protection. The importance of parental involvement in treatment is based on studies that have identified specific parental or adult factors related to abusive behavior, such as social isolation, parental distress, and poor ...

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