Handbook for Child Protection Practice

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Howard Dubowitz, Diane DePanfilis
SAGE Publications, 2000 - Education - 681 pages
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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.

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Dubowitz is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of the Child Protection Program at the University of Maryland Medical System. He is Chair of the Child Maltreatment Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter, and he is on the Executive Committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

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