Find resources on working with family members responsible for child abuse and neglect who are involved with child protective services. Information on this page equips child welfare professionals in understanding and assessing perpetrators as well as provides information on accountability, treatment, and addressing family members’ reluctance to receive treatment.
Batterer Accountability in Child Welfare Cases
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Provides resources for child welfare professionals to engage perpetrators and guide them to take responsibility for their actions and understand their role in ultimately ending the violence.
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A Review on the Perpetrators of Child Abuse
Review of Social Sciences, 1(3)
Reviews articles and research papers related to perpetrators of child abuse to determine factors that may make them vulnerable to commit these acts, such as age, family climate, personality, and the victim-to-victimizer cycle. The report concludes with a recommendation to shift the focus onto studies, orientations, and interventions that reduce the vulnerability to commit child abuse.
Social Workers Reflect on Engagement With Involuntary Clients
Discusses the process of engaging involuntary clients by examining interviews conducted with social workers who have had experience working with them. The report emphasizes the importance of giving involuntary clients choices and control over their treatment.
Victim Empowerment, Safety, and Perpetrator Accountability Through Collaboration: A Crisis to Transformation Conceptual Model
White & Sienkiewicz (2018)
Violence Against Women, 1
Discusses the development of the Victim Empowerment, Safety, and Perpetrator Accountability Through Collaboration model and emphasizes the need for community responses to work in tandem to achieve victim safety and perpetrator accountability.
Working With Aggression and Resistance in Social Work
Addresses ways social workers can safeguard themselves and the families they work with against the aggression they may face from reluctant clients. The book provides an overview of issues such as understanding and defusing aggressive behavior and keeping yourself safe from assault.