Handbook for Child Protection Practice

ISBN-10: 0761913718
ISBN-13: 9780761913719
Edition: 2000
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Description: Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover every issue the Child Protection Services worker is likely to face. They provide a broad view of child neglect which moves beyond parental omissions in care.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover every issue the Child Protection Services worker is likely to face. They provide a broad view of child neglect which moves beyond parental omissions in care.

Reporting and Screening
How Do I Decide Whether to Accept a Report for a Child Protective Services Investigation?
What Criteria Are Most Critical to Determine the Urgency of the Child Protective Services Response?
What Is Neglect?
What Is Physical Abuse?
What Is Sexual Abuse?
What Is Psychological Maltreatment?
Engagement
How Do I Connect with Children at Different Developmental Levels?
How Do I Develop a Helping Alliance with the Family?
What Principles and Approaches Can I Use to Engage Clients across Culture?
How Can I Use Authority Effectively and Engage Family Members?
How Do I Manage Difficult Encounters with the Family?
How Do I Respond to Feelings (Mine and My Client's)?
Interviewing
How Do I Interview Young Children about Suspected Sexual Abuse?
How Do I Interview Older Children and Adolescents about Sexual Abuse?
What Tools Are Appropriate to Facilitate Interviews with Children?
How Do I Interview a Child about Alleged Physical Abuse?
How Do I Interview Non-Maltreating Parents and Caregivers?
How Do I Interview the Alleged Perpetrator?
What Kinds of Questions in My Initial Assessment Interviews Will Generate Solutions and Enhance Safety?
Initial Assessment - General
How Do I Differentiate Culturally Based Practices from Child Maltreatment?
How Should Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement Coordinate the Initial Assessment and Investigation?
How Do I Screen Caregivers' Use and Abuse of and Dependence on Alcohol and Other Drugs and Its Effects on Parenting?
How Do I Screen Caregivers if I Suspect that They May Be Dangerous to Themselves or Their Children?
How Do I Decide Whether to Substantiate the Report?
Initial Assessment - Neglect
How Do I Determine if a Child Has Been Neglected?
How Do I Determine if it is Medical Neglect?
How Do I Determine Whether a Child's Nutritional Needs Are Not Being Met?
What Is Inadequate Supervision?
How Do I Assess Neglect among At-Risk Adolescents?
Initial Assessment - Physical Abuse
How Do I Determine Whether a Child Has Been Physically Abused?
What Medical Evaluation Is Needed When Physical Abuse Is Suspected?
How Do I Interpret Medical Tests for Physical Abuse?
What Conditions May Be Mistaken for Physical Abuse?
What Are the Tell-Tale Differences between Abusive and Non-Inflicted Injuries?
What Is Shaken Baby Syndrome?
How Do I Assess Possible Histories of Physical Abuse Among Assaultive Adolescents?
Initial Assessment - Sexual Abuse
How Do I Determine if a Child Has Been Sexually Abused?
What Developmental Factors Should Be Considered in Interpreting a Child's Disclosure of Sexual Abuse?
How Should I Interpret Sexualized Behavior in Children?
The Medical Evaluation for Possible Child Sexual Abuse
When Is It Needed, Who Should Do It, How Should One Prepare for It, and What Will Be Done?
How Do I Interpret Laboratory Results for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
How do I interpret Results of a Child Sexual Abuse Examination? What Conditions May Be Mistaken for Sexual Abuse?
How Do I Evaluate Suspected Sexual Abuse in the Adolescent Female?
When Does Sexual Play Suggest a Problem?
Initial Assessment - Psychological Maltreatment
How Do I Determine Whether a Child Has Been Psychologically Maltreated?
Under What Circumstances Is a Child Who Witnesses Violence Experiencing Psychological Maltreatment?
Initial Assessment - Risk Assessment and Safety Evaluation
How Do I Assess Risk and Safety?
How Do I Consider Cultural Factors When Assessing Risk and Safety?
How Do I Assure a Maltreated Child's Safety in the Home?
How Do I Protect Children When There Is a History of Domestic Violence in the Family?
How Do I Protect Children When Caregivers Have Chemical-Dependency Problems?
How Do I Protect Children from Hazardous Home Conditions and Other Poverty-Related Conditions?
When Do Family Preservation Services Make Sense, and When Should Other Permanency Plans Be Explored?
How Do I Decide Whether to Remove the Offender or to Remove the Child?
How Do I Assess Risk of Maltreatment in Foster Care and Kinship Care?
Family Assessment - Emphasis On The Child
How Do I Assess Child and Youth Behavior?
How Do I Assess Child and Youth Development?
How Do I Assess Child and Youth Emotional State?
How Do I Recognize and Assess Common or Important Mental Health Problems in Children?
What Preventive Pediatric and Dental Care Should Children and Youth Receive?
How Do I Assess a Child's Health Status?
How Should I Assess a Child's Social Support System?
How Do I Assess a Child's Behavior Related to Separation and Visitation?
Family Assessment - Emphasis on Parents/Caregivers
How Do I Assess a Caregiver's Personal History and Its Meaning for Practice?
How Do I Assess a Caregiver's Parenting Attitudes, Knowledge and Level of Functioning?
How Do I Assess the Care of Children with Major Medical Problems?
How Do I Assess the Caregiver's Strengths and Treatment Needs?
How Do I Assess a Caregiver's Motivation and Readiness to Change?
What Do I Need to Know about Care Needs and Parenting Capacity in Caregivers with HIV or AIDS?
Family Assessment - Emphasis on Families
How Do I Assess the Strengths in Families?
How Do I Conduct an Ethnographic Interview to Learn about the Family's Culture?
How Do I Assess Family Functioning?
How Do I Assess a Parent-Child Relationship?
How Do I Assess the Treatment Needs of Children Affected by Domestic Violence?
How Do I Assess the Likelihood of an Intervention Succeeding?
Service Planning
How Do I Match Risks to Client Outcomes?
What Outcomes Are Relevant for Intervention?
What Is Strengths-Based Service Planning?
How Do I Develop Measurable Goals and Objectives That Match Client Intervention Outcomes?
What Is Concurrent Placement Planning and How Do I Do It?
How Do I Use Family Meetings to Develop Optimal Service Plans?
How Do I Involve Fathers?
How Do I Develop a Collaborative Intervention Plan with the Kinship Network?
What Do I Need to Know to Plan Effectively across Child Welfare Programs?
Intervention - Emphasis On The Child
What Types of Mental Health Treatment Should Be Considered for Maltreated Children?
What Are Effective Strategies to Address Common Behavior Problems?
How Do I Help Children Adjust to Out-of-Home Care Placement?
How Do I Help Children Maintain Their Cultural Identity When They Are Placed in Out-of-Home Care?
What Kinds of Pediatric Care Should Abused and Neglected Children Receive?
Intervention - Emphasis On The Parent or Caregiver
How Can Parenting Be Enhanced?
What Interventions Are Available for Nonabusive Parents?
How Can I Help Parents and Caregivers Develop Social Skills and Make Positive Connections to the Community?
What Treatment Is Recommended for Sexual Abuse Perpetrators?
What Treatment Is Recommended to Address Physically Abusive Behaviors?
What Is the Most Effective Treatment for Depression?
What Interventions Are Most Effective in Addressing Domestic Violence?
What Are the Treatment Options for Parents with Alcohol or Other Drug Problems?
Intervention - Emphasis On The Family
What Do I Need to Know about Family Therapy?
How Can I Support Biological Families after a Child Has Been Removed from Their Care?
How Do I Facilitate Visits between Foster Children and Their Biological Families That Support the Goals and Objectives of Intervention?
How Do I Build Families' Financial Management Skills?
How Can I Best Manage the Intervention Process When Multiple Service Providers Are Involved?
What Is 'Family to Family' and How Does It Support Permanency for Children?
Foster and Kinship Caregivers
What Are Their Support and Intervention Needs?
What Are the Unique Roles of Religious Institutions in Supporting and Strengthening Families?
Evaluation and Closure
How Do We Measure Risk Reduction?
When Is Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption the Best Permanency Option?
When Can a Child Be Safely Reunited with His or Her Family?
Preparing Youth for Independent Living
What Are the Best Methods for Reaching Self-Sufficiency?
How Do I Prepare Families for Case Closure?
Legal and Ethical Issues
What Rights Do My Clients Have to Information in Their Case Records?
How Do I Avoid Being Sued?
What Is the Role of the Caseworker in Juvenile Court?
How Do I Feel Comfortable Testifying in Court?
How Do I Help Children Be Comfortable in the Legal System and Improve Their Competency as Witnesses?
Why Is Communicating with Lawyers so Important and so Difficult?
How Do I Work Effectively with Guardians Ad litem , Court-Appointed Special Advocates and Citizen of Professional Case Review Panels?
Child Protection Practice - Special Issues for The Practitioner
What Are the Core Competencies for Practitioners in Child Welfare Agencies?
How Do I Protect My Personal Safety in the Community?
How Do I Prevent Burnout?
How Can Critical Thinking Contribute to Informed Decisions?
What Can I Do to Cope with the Death or Serious Injury of a Child on My Caseload?
How Do I Balance Common Sense, Personal Values and Agency Constraints?
How Do I Use the Case Record to Guide Intervention and Provide Accountability?

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