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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 Interventions are Most Effective in Addressing Domestic Violence?
What interventions are most effective in addressing domestic violence?
“Political” Aspects of Intervention

The use of power in any relationship politicizes that relationship. During the past two decades, legislation has been influenced by the grassroots activism of women advocating for the protection of women from physical and sexual abuse by their intimate male partners. Feminist theorists accentuate societal tolerance and support for male violence toward women. Efforts to raise societal awareness of woman abuse has resulted in increased awareness of battering and abusiveness by women toward men, by partners in same-sex relationships, and by couples in dating relationships. Since the late 1970s, all states have implemented laws and services affording victims of domestic violence protection and support. Victims ...

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