Children and Adolescents in Need: A Legal Primer for the Helping Professional / Edition 1

Children and Adolescents in Need: A Legal Primer for the Helping Professional / Edition 1

by Virginia G. Weisz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803946600

ISBN-13: 9780803946606

Pub. Date: 10/20/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The critical needs of neglected and abused children are explored in this volume. The author discusses the challenges faced by practitioners who must provide the resources and support to help such vulnerable children anticipate the future with hope and confidence.

Topics covered include: professional responsibility; physical, emotional and sexual abuse of

Overview

The critical needs of neglected and abused children are explored in this volume. The author discusses the challenges faced by practitioners who must provide the resources and support to help such vulnerable children anticipate the future with hope and confidence.

Topics covered include: professional responsibility; physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children; family support; adoption; and mental health issues. Weisz also examines the complex legal and professional issues surrounding the decision to remove children from parents who abuse or neglect them.

The book includes case studies to illustrate the efforts required to coordinate multidisciplinary services whose aim is to achieve long-term positives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803946606
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/20/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN?
The Best Interests of the Child
Professional Responsibility for Children
PART TWO: WHEN HARM COMES TO CHILDREN
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Substance Abuse
Emotional Abuse
Neglect
PART THREE: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR REMEDIATION?
Family Support to Prevent Placement
The Child in Court
Foster Care and Guardianship
Termination of Parental Rights
Adoption
PART FOUR: OTHER AREAS OF LEGAL INVOLVEMENT FOR CHILDREN
Education and Children With Disabilities
Mental Health Issues
Delinquency

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