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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.
Details harm to children resulting from physical/sexual/ substance/emotional abuse/also incl. family support/adoption
PART ONE: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN?
The Best Interests of the Child
Professional Responsibility for Children
PART TWO: WHEN HARM COMES TO CHILDREN
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
PART FOUR: OTHER AREAS OF LEGAL INVOLVEMENT FOR CHILDREN
Education and Children With Disabilities
Mental Health Issues