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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 is the Most Effective Treatment for Depression?
What is the most effective treatment for depression?

Depression is a serious psychiatric illness characterized by feelings of sadness and hopelessness that may be accompanied by poor appetite or overeating, changes in sleep, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, and recurrent thoughts of death. As a psychiatric diagnosis, it is called dysthymic disorder in its milder form and major depressive disorder (MDD) in its more severe form. The public health importance of MDD is underscored by how life threatening it is and its commonness. As many as 15% of its sufferers die by suicide. Current lifetime prevalence of MDD among woman is estimated to be between 10% and 25% and from 5% to ...

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