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Title Helping in child protective services : a competency-based casework handbook / edited by Charmaine Brittain and Deborah Esquibel Hunt.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition Second edition.

Subject Child welfare -- United States.
Maternal and infant welfare -- United States.
Child welfare workers -- United States.
Social work with children -- United States.
Family social work -- United States.
Alt Name Brittain, Charmaine.
Hunt, Deborah Esquibel.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 556 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The CPS experience: working with a family from beginning to end -- The history of child protective services -- The casework process -- Key partners in protecting children and supporting families -- Interviewing children and families -- Intake and investigation: initial stages of the CPS process -- Assessment -- Child development -- The medical evaluation of abuse and neglect -- Intervention with families -- The legal framework for child protective services -- Accountability in child protective services.
Summary This second edition of Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook is a comprehensive desk reference that serves as both a daily guide for workers and a training tool for supervisors and administrators. This invaluable resource provides CPS workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist vulnerable families, covering such key issues as assessment, decision making, intervention, child development, medical evaluation, accountability, and the legal framework of culturally responsive practice. This handbook equips CPS professionals and students to follow.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198036623 (electronic bk.)
0198036620 (electronic bk.)
1423735382 (electronic bk.)
9781423735380 (electronic bk.)
9780195161892 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0195161890 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780195161908 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0195161904 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 58995372
Additional Format Print version: Helping in child protective services. 2nd ed. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0195161890 0195161904 (DLC) 2003004586 (OCoLC)51770177