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In the Firing Line: Violence and Power in Child Protection Work / Edition 1
     

In the Firing Line: Violence and Power in Child Protection Work / Edition 1

by Janet Stanley, Chris Goddard
 

ISBN-10: 0471998850

ISBN-13: 9780471998853

Pub. Date: 03/20/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Serious child protection failures haunt health and welfare agencies around the world.

Based on interviews with protective workers and rigorous examination of their cases, this ground breaking book draws links between the traumatised and isolated child protection worker and the traumatised and isolated re-abused child. This book judiciously uses the words of the

Overview

Serious child protection failures haunt health and welfare agencies around the world.

Based on interviews with protective workers and rigorous examination of their cases, this ground breaking book draws links between the traumatised and isolated child protection worker and the traumatised and isolated re-abused child. This book judiciously uses the words of the workers themselves to bring alive the stresses of life In the Firing Line. Case studies highlight the full extent of violence in many children's lives. The authors propose that, in serious cases of abuse, new approaches and understandings are required if children are to be protected from repeated abuse, long-term psychological injury and even death.

• First book to clearly make the connection between violence against child protection workers and the impact on their ability to protect the child

• Tackles the very important, but often neglected, topic of the power balance between clients and social workers

• Presents a wealth of research findings and real-life examples from practice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471998853
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/20/2002
Series:
Wiley Series in Child Care & Protection Series , #2
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Children and Workers in the Firing Line: Messages from the Case Files and Interviews

The Shifting Foundations of Child Protection: The Context of the Victorian Study

The Failure to Protect: Child Deaths due to Familial Assault or Neglect

The Failure to Protect: Repeated Abuse

The Social Worker-Client Relationship: From Love to Violence and Beyond

Protective Workers in the Firing Line: The True Extent of Violence and Isolation

Hostage Theory

Child Protection Workers as Hostages

Beyond the Firing Line: The Broad Perspective

Supervision: From Part of the Problem to Part of the Solution

The Firing Line Revisited

Appendix: The Victorian Study

References

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