Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook

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Oxford University Press, Feb 12, 2004 - Social Science - 576 pages
This second edition of Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook is a comprehensive desk reference that serves as both a daily guide for workers and a training tool for supervisors and administrators. This invaluable resource provides CPS workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist vulnerable families, covering such key issues as assessment, decision making, intervention, child development, medical evaluation, accountability, and the legal framework of culturally responsive practice. This handbook equips CPS professionals and students to follow the casework process from intake through case closure with step-by-step instructions and examples. Chapters cover child development, key developmental milestones, and the importance of intervention; medical evaluation of child abuse and neglect; how to structure interviews and phrase questions to obtain information from families and guide the casework process; and the importance of accountable practice to families, their agencies, and the public. This latest edition of Helping in Child Protective Services compiles the most up-to-date research and practice information to help professionals provide the highest quality and most innovative services to children and families.
 

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Help them traffic children?
Why would I want to help such an evil and corrupt agency? I've done my research cps steals children and sells them on adoption websites.Cps kidnaps a child from loving
parents based on a hear-say phone call to a hotline. And after kidnapping the children they sell them online. Help cps if you want but you should research it first and then decide if you want to be thrown in a hell fire with cps on judgement day! 

Contents

Working with a Family from Beginning to End
3
2 The History of Child Protective Services
31
3 The Casework Process
49
4 Key Partners in Protecting Children and Supporting Families
77
5 Interviewing Children and Families
109
Initial Stages of the CPS Process
153
7 Assessment
205
8 Child Development
249
9 The Medical Evaluation of Abuse and Neglect
307
10 Intervention with Families
393
11 The Legal Framework for Child Protective Services
447
12 Accountability in Child Protective Services
493
Glossary
515
Index
535
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Charmaine R. Brittain, M.S.W., Ph.D., is Manager of Education & Professional Development, American Humane, Englewood, Colorado. Dr. Brittain is an expert on child protective services, having been involved in CPS systems as a practitioner and as a consultant helping child welfare organizations improve their child protection systems through better training and program analysis. She manages training programs, writes curricula, and assesses program compliance against standard performance criteria. Deborah Esquibel Hunt, Ph.D. has a background in clinical social work, social work education, and Indian child welfare. She has provided leadership to a statewide task force in Colorado that culminated in a state Indian Child Welfare law. Dr. Hunt has presented locally and nationally and published on the Indian Child Welfare Act and culturally responsive services with American Indian families.

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