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.
Chapter 99: How Can I Support Biological Families after a Child Has Been Removed from Their Care?
How Can I Support Biological Families after a Child Has Been Removed from Their Care?
Working with the biological families of children placed in foster care is becoming more complex because child abuse and neglect of children by their parents have increased dramatically due to societal problems such as unemployment, poverty, family violence, drug abuse, alcoholism, and homelessness. As the challenge of helping children in foster care and their families has thus intensified, there is throughout the country evidence of creative and potentially effective efforts by social workers to support biological families. This chapter reviews the key components of these programs.
Focus on the Family
The first and ...