Parenting Assessments in Child Welfare Cases: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

Parenting Assessments in Child Welfare Cases: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

by John Pearce, Terry D. Pezzot-Pearce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802086543

ISBN-13: 9780802086549

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

"Recommendations of child protection workers to remove children from a home environment they perceive to be unsafe have frequently been challenged, legally and otherwise, and have raised scepticism about the criteria used in advising such a drastic measure. Parenting Assessments in Child Welfare Cases seeks to clarify these procedures, offering a model that…  See more details below

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"Recommendations of child protection workers to remove children from a home environment they perceive to be unsafe have frequently been challenged, legally and otherwise, and have raised scepticism about the criteria used in advising such a drastic measure. Parenting Assessments in Child Welfare Cases seeks to clarify these procedures, offering a model that facilitates comprehensive assessments and useful and viable recommendations that benefit children." Terry Pezzot-Pearce and John Pearce guide practitioners through the steps of assessment, from negotiating the initial referral through data collection and report writing to court testimony. They also alert assessors to practice issues they are likely to encounter as they approach these complex evaluations. Specific sections of the book address areas of concern to people who seek or use these assessments, such as when to make a referral and how to determine if the completed assessment is appropriate. This thorough, up-to-date guide will be essential reading for social workers, psychologists, members of the legal profession, family therapists, and others concerned with child welfare practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802086549
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1Why a book about parenting assessment?3
2Preliminary considerations9
3Child factors : typical development30
4Child factors : atypical development55
5Child factors : specific life events and parenting needs81
6Parent factors : personal characteristics that increase the risk of poor parenting107
7Parent factors : contextual sources of support or stress149
8Referrals, contracting, and defining the assessment steps170
9Assessment of the parents196
10Assessment of the children245
11Case conceptualization and development of recommendations290
12Presentation of findings302

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