Responding to Child Neglect
Intervening in families in which children have been neglected often involves holistic interventions that address multiple factors to reduce the risk of continued neglect. Also on this page, State and local examples.
|Chronic Child Neglect|
|Series Title:||Bulletins for Professionals|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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|Year Published:||2013 - 20 pages|
|Discusses what we know about chronic child neglect and reviews ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice, examples of what agencies are doing, and ways agencies can integrate child welfare approaches to chronic neglect with prevention and early intervention efforts. Examples of promising interventions and programs are included.|
Chronic Child Neglect
Provides basic information on chronic neglect, resources on effectively responding to chronic neglect, and learning and networking opportunities for professionals.
|Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention.|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
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|Year Published:||2006 - 108 pages|
|Child protective services (CPS), a division within state and local social service agencies, is at the center of every communities' child protection efforts. In most jurisdictions, CPS is the agency mandated by law to conduct an initial assessment or investigation of reports of child abuse or neglect. CPS does not work alone. Many community professionals -- including law enforcement officers, health care providers, mental health professionals, educators, legal and court system personnel, and substitute care providers -- are involved in efforts to prevent, identify, investigate and treat child abuse and neglect. In addition, community and faith-based organizations, substance abuse treatment ...|
The CPS Response to Child Neglect: An Administrator's Guide to Theory, Policy, Program Design and Case Practice
Morton & Salovitz (Eds.) (2001)
Provides an overview of current knowledge about risk and protective factors, outcomes, and the need for culturally competent, differential program strategies to address the wide array of family needs.
The Role of Social Supports in Child Neglect
In CPS Response to Child Neglect: An Administrator's Guide to Theory, Policy, Program Design and Case Practice
Discusses the need for quality family support through family assessments that identify members of the support network and connections to formal services and community resources. Includes successful federally funded projects and the elements of effective programs.
Understanding and Intervening in Child Neglect
Jordan Institute for Families, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work (2002)
These trainer and participant notebooks explore how children and families are affected, how poverty is linked, and innovative interventions.
State and local examples
NETCARE: Answering the Call to Action to Stop Child Neglect and Abuse
Tarrant County Youth Collaboration (2003)
NETCARE (Neglect Ends Through Collaboration of Agencies, Resources, and Education) is a community-based collaborative response model that offers services to Texas families who will not qualify for State-mandated intervention but whose children are in need or at risk of harm.
Valley Youth House Family Intervention Project
Adams & Woodhouse (2001)
Designed to improve parenting skills and reduce the negative effects of neglect for children by providing in-home support to neglecting families and families at risk of neglect.