Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook by American Humane AssociationHelping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook by American Humane Association

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

EditorAmerican Humane Association, Charmaine R. Brittain, Deborah Esquibel Hunt

Paperback | April 14, 2004

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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 theknowledge 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 andneglect; 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.
Charmaine R. Brittain, M.S.W., Ph.D., is Manager of Education and 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 t...
Title:Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.61 inPublished:April 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195161904

ISBN - 13:9780195161908

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Table of Contents

1. The CPS Experience: Working with a Family from Beginning to End2. The History of Child Protective Services3. The Casework Process4. Key Partners in Protecting Children and Supporting Families5. Interviewing Children and Families6. Intake and Investigation: Initial Stages of the CPS Process7. Assessment8. Child Development9. The Medical Evaluation of Abuse and Neglect10. Interventions with Families11. The Legal Framework for Child Protective Services12. Accountability in Child Protective ServicesGlossaryIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Helping in Child Protective Services is an outstanding tool for new and experienced caseworkers, students, and those who are responsible for the education, supervision, and professional development of front-line child protection staff. Skillfully integrating the most current research in theareas of the law, medical evaluation, and family-based casework practice, this is an essential guide to the state-of-the-art interventions available to today's child protective service workers."- Jan McIntosh, MSW, LCSW, Child Welfare Administrator, Denver Department of Human Services, and Faculty,Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Social Work