Social Work and Prevention of Child Abuse Research Paper by Master Researcher

Social Work and Prevention of Child Abuse
A study of social workers and their efforts to prevent child abuse.
# 36881 | 2,650 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2003 in Sociology (Social Work) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse)

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This paper examines how, to stem the rising tide of child maltreatment throughout the United States, many organizations and government agencies are refocusing their energy on prevention activities. The paper focuses on the role of the social worker, prevention techniques of Child abuse and the importance of prevention in society. The writer depicts the manner and scope of prevention programs and their success in implementation. This paper contains footnotes.

Social Work and Prevention of Child Abuse
Prevention of Child Abuse
Training Methods
Social Work ~ Contemporary Situation
Need for Prevention
Training and Hiring
At Risk Factors and Family Involvement

From the Paper:

"The responsibility for receiving and investigating reports of child maltreatment falls primarily on a system of child protective services(CPS) units within state and local child welfare agencies, which are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these units. The rising number of child maltreatment reports, the difficulties presented by substance-abusing parents, and diminished resources have placed these units and agencies under increasing stress. The federal government has an important role in the nation's response to these problems. Through the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act(CAPTA), enacted in 1974, and recent amendments, the federal government has underscored its commitment to provide funding and technical assistance for CPS to state and local governments, which are striving to find the most effective ways to protect children. (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act 1996)
"The CPS system is in crisis, plagued by difficult problems, such as growing caseloads, increasingly complex social problems underlying child maltreatment, and ongoing systemic weaknesses in day-to-day operations. The states have experienced large increases in maltreatment reports in recent years, thus increasing the CPS caseload to an overwhelming level. In addition, states report that families are entering the system with multiple problems, among the most common of which is an increase in substance abuse. Experts consider this increase to be a significant factor in maltreatment, which has caught all parts of the CPS system unprepared."

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