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Author Humphreys, Catherine.

Title Social work, domestic violence and child protection : challenging practice / Catherine Humphreys
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2000


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 MELB  362.82920941 Hum/Swd  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 47 pages ; 30 cm
Contents 1. Setting the context: domestic violence and child abuse -- 2. Issues of physical health: the domination of 'the atrocity story' -- 3. Falling off the agenda: minimisation and avoidance of domestic violence -- 4. Adult mental health issues: shifting or ignoring the problem -- 5. Alcohol abuse: a brewing problem in domestic violence -- 6. Focusing on offenders: 'challenging the invisible man' -- 7. Key forums: child protection conferences and core reviews -- 8. Raising the stakes: violence against workers -- 9. Conclusion
Summary "This report explores the problems and opportunities presented for child protection workers responding to child abuse that occurred in the context of violence towards the child(ren)'s mother. This particular aspect of domestic violence intervention is frequently overlooked as issues such as policing, child contact, interagency working and offender programmes have gained precedence in the development of intervention strategies." "This report is important reading for practitioners, policy makers and managers in social services, and their equivalents in a range of other agencies involved in child protection. It is also valuable reading for social work academics and students interested in the area of domestic violence."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Child abuse -- Great Britain.
Children of abused wives -- Great Britain.
Family social work -- Great Britain.
Child welfare -- Great Britain.
Family violence -- Great Britain.
Social work with children -- Great Britain.
LC no. 00456053
ISBN 1861341903 (paperback)
Other Titles Social work, domestic violence & child protection