Placement of Siblings in Out of Home Care The transition for a child into out of home care is difficult for a multitude of reasons. There are many values held by social workers working in the foster care system that form the basis for best practice when encountering such issues. One example in which best practice is particularly relevant in this area is when a sibling group becomes involved in out of home care. The need for social workers to decide placements and visitations will not only impact the relationships the children have with each other but ultimately the individual children themselves. Thus, when evaluating this topic within our current context, there are many questions that should be addressed.
Working with young people, children and families Gemma Wright Tutor- Connor Herron Student number S0012883 Professional role of a social worker For section one of this portfolio I am hoping to explore and evaluate the role of the social worker. As well as looking at legislation they abide by, the families they work alongside as well as analysing parenting styles. Families and their relationships are important and central to social work practice I am hoping to explore the information around this the role of a social worker involves shielding vulnerable people, developing relationships where possible, and helping and proving support to enable families to stay together (Holland. S and Crowley. A, 2013).
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Problems in the society such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, unequal education, family and community violence, and racism all can affect families and impact child welfare and the system itself (Chipungu and Goodley, pp. 76, 2004) There is often a incongruity between the services being offered to children and families in foster care and what they actually need. One example that Chipungu and Goodley (2004) made was birth parents being offered training and counseling when services such as housing assistance and childcare are more critically needed but not available (pp. 79). Early efforts to address child welfare were made when Charles Loring Brace, founder of the Children’s Aid Society established lodging houses and industrial schools, to care for neglected, orphaned and abandoned children and provide these children with shelter and moral education.
The child-parent relationship is expected to be protective, supportive and nurturing. A neglectful family fails to provide consistent and appropriate opportunities to guide the child’s development. Neglect is the most chronic form of all other forms of maltreatment and this might be the reason why it is so detrimental to successful adaptation. The next part of this essay will be the description and the discussion of an interview schedule (see appendix A) focused on children’s broad ideas and assumptions about neglect of children.
Caregivers and parents who are inattentive to an infant or toddler nourishment will cause distress about child abuse (Block and Krebs, 2005). Another negative physical outcome of neglect is not vaccinating infants and toddlers. If infant and toddlers are not up-to-date with immunizations it is considered neglect in some states (Vasquez and Pitts, 2006). At an early age infants and toddlers are susceptible to acquire numerous immunizations avoidable illnesses if immunizations are hindered, which might lead to death or diseases because of contagious ailme... ... middle of paper ... ... Halsey, N. (2009). Vaccine refusal, mandatory immunization, and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
When children are being abuse or neglected child protective services is the agency who steps in to help the child, when women or men are being victims of family/ domestic violence it is other organisations who step in to help the adult being abused escape that relationship. However the two organisations have not been working together in the past, now what happens when a child is living in a situation where there is family/ domestic abuse? Is the responsibility on child protective services to be involved with every case of domestic abuse where a child is present, or should child protective services wait till the child is directly involved in the abuse. This paper is going to look at the two sides of whether child protective services should or should not be involved with domestic abuse cases. Also what the consequence of not being involved might be along with the consequences of being involved with added cases.
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Generally speaking it seems there is confusion in regards of the terms of abuse and neglect. According to the “Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention chapter 2” neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment in the United States. Neglect could be defined to the failure of providing for the basic needs or care of a person. Unfortunately society has minimized the effects neglect and many adults give less important of attention to this type of abuse in children. The effects of neglect can be just as damaging as the effects of other types of abuse on children and especially on those whose brains are in the early stages of development.
Looking at numbers leads to the statistics of gender differences. Boys and girls differ in some aspects of internalizing and externalizing symptoms, but bother are affected. Along wi... ... middle of paper ... ...riedman, S. (2007). Clinically Significant Trauma Symptoms and Behavioral Problems in a Community-based Sample of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 487-499. doi: 10.1007/s10896-007-9113-z Wolfe, D. A., Crooks, C. V., Lee, V., McIntyre-Smith, A., & Jaffe, P. G. (2003).