This is accomplished through a series of assessments, interviews and observations. The Juvenile Justice worker should make every effort to include the parent or guardian in the assessment and decision making process involving the youth and shoul... ... middle of paper ... ...f Safety approach such as assessment, building positive relationships and increased communication can contribute to success in all areas of child welfare. Through this process the caseworker can foster a more open and possibly more productive relationship with a juvenile, foster care provider, and adoptive parent or child through a questioning approach. The worker can use the framework to assess and analyze information, emphasize strengths and organize information regarding the family, and also set permanency goals for the family and the agency. Works Cited The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.
It will help parents learn communication skills that will help to not upset or make their children feel as if they are blamed. The situations of parents who harm their own children and those children who develop mental health issues will decrease substantially due to proper help. Properly handled divorce cases with court-mandated counseling or classes will help to ensure the well being of children, as in making sure the child’s best interest is at hand, Emotionally giving the parents and children an outlet in a professional manner (Meyer, N.D.). With starting the services of court-mandated classes and counseling for parents and children of all divorces, this will ensure to put children at the forefront of the divorce instead of financial gain or heartache of the divorce. Furthermore, the initiation of court-mandated therapy or training would emphasize the importance of ne... ... middle of paper ... ...ay for a better tomorrow for children around the world.
The System of Child Abuse Human service professionals are required to report all cases regarding alleged child abuse and neglect. They work diligently to assist children and families through events that are often traumatic. While they work hard to provide assistance, it is important for them to be prepared to provide community resources to families and individuals who may or may not agree with receiving help. When allegations of abuse or neglect have been made, local child protective services (CPS) intervene to make decisions based on what they believe is the best option for the children involved. Their goal is not to tear families apart, but rather offer services that will provide a healthy and safe environment for children.
This assignment will discuss “Amie’s case study” and will explore some of the risks that she is exposed too and how they can have effect on her welfare. I will start by defining what is child safeguarding centred on the legislation framework of the Children Act 2004. I will also look on what is abuse and naming types of abuse, and establish the knowledge and understanding of Assessment Framework in Amie’s case. I will also look at multi-professional strategies that can provide help and protect Amie and her siblings according to legal legislation. Safeguarding is for everyone and every organisation responsibility to protect children from any harm and promote their welfare (Children Act, 2004).
In addition, victims of child sexual abuse “will get the help they need and be supported at all times” (Department of Health 2013) stated that identifying and managing sex abuse immediately was essential to maintain safety. As argued by Talcott parsons “society must ensure an equal balance to ‘function’ correctly and benefit everybody.
Primary prevention of child abuse must be equipped on many levels before it can be successful. Prevention, on the social level is very important and could possibly save a life. According the American Humane Association prevention should include widening the financial self-sufficiency of families, discouraging corporal punishment and other ways of violence. Making health care more available and affordable, increasing and developing coordination of social services, evolving the identification and treatment of psychological problems, and alcohol and drug abuse, providing more affordable child care and preventing the birth of unwanted children. Prevention plans on the family level include helping parents meet their basic needs, identifying problems of substance abuse and spouse abuse, and educating parents about child behavior, discipline, safety and development.
Policies govern the way in which we live. They dictate and shape our lives and distinguish which services are being implemented by the agencies many of us work for. Furthermore, social welfare policies are put in place to help the client population we service and are designed to promote the wellbeing of its citizens. Social welfare policies were designed to “service the needs of particularly vulnerable or disadvantaged groups such as foster children, low-income families living in inner-city areas, or people with mental illness” (Midley, 2009, p. 5). Social welfare policies affect us on many levels and is not only designed to protect the vulnerable population but also to protect employees benefits which include but are not limited to the benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.
To ensure the Children Act 2004 is maintained in settings there will be policies and procedures that practitioners must follow. The Children Act 2004 was introduced as a result of the death of Victoria Climbié and was the introduction to the Every Child Matters 2004 agenda. The ECM 2004 aims to give the best lifestyle to children through its five outcomes. Settings sharing information with other settings and working co-operatively together helps to protect children from harm due to the influence of the Every Child Matters 2004 framework. The Every Child Matters 2004 framework has influenced settings by giving them and othe... ... middle of paper ... ... on the Rights of the Child 1989 states ‘Every child has the right to the best possible health.
As a child I was sexually abused, put in foster care and adopted. Being abused will help me to better relate to children who are going through the same things and I will be able to provide empathy from personal experience. Looking back now I believe this is where I gained my values and beliefs, my foster mom being an important role model. Her influence was the beginning of my need to enter a caring profession, feeling a sense of obligation to support and care for others. As a social worker, I will be able to take kids out of dangerous or abusive situations and place them in a... ... middle of paper ... ...ts from my life experiences have made me understand how I came to develop their beliefs and values, as Crawford and Walker (2003) informs us, " Social workers need to understand their life course development and the role this has had on the values and beliefs that have developed it.
It is important to inform people of what it contains so they can be more aware of it. Everyone has an idea of what they believe child sexual abuse involves. I would like to take the time to state a clear definition that describes all aspects that child sexual abuse includes. Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a f... ... middle of paper ... ...mic play therapy is designed to help teach children that have been sexually abused to process and express their feelings of negative emotions in a more positive and healthy way. The therapy’s goal is to help children gain insight to their own behavior, increase the children’s ability to observe and appreciate other people’s feelings, needs and rights (National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, 2004).