Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts: Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services

Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts: Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services

by Neil B. Guterman
     
 

Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies

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Overview

Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies arise.

An essential text for child welfare courses, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in the child abuse and neglect field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761913115
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/12/2000
Series:
SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Darkness of Maltreatment, the Rays of Light in Prevention
Child Maltreatment and Early Childhood
The Paradox of Child Protection, the Promise of Home Visitation
Inside Early Home Visitation
Core Elements of Service
Making the Connection with Families
Who Receives and Benefits from Home Visitation Services?
Combating Dual Abuse
Addressing Substance Abuse in Home Visitation to Prevent Child Maltreatment
Tapping Social Networks in Home Visitation
Empowering Parents in Home Visitation
Revisiting Home Visiting

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