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Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect Practice 2ed

Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect Practice 2ed

ISBN 9780761916666
Edition 2
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Publisher SAGE Publications, Inc
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Overview
This expanded and updated Second Edition of Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect Practice offers a state-of-the-art exploration of what role the law can play in bettering the lives of victimized children. While all who work with abused children share the same goals, there often exists a gap in communication between legal and helping professionals that reduces efficacy of cooperative efforts. This new edition continues to provide vital information to non-lawyers on just how the legal system in the United States works in child abuse cases.The volume includes comprehensive coverage of such critical areas as: prevalence and effects of child maltreatment; the child protection system; investigating and reporting laws; issues of confidentiality and disclosure; expert testimony; cross examination and impeachment; and professional liability.
Overview
This expanded and updated Second Edition of Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect Practice offers a state-of-the-art exploration of what role the law can play in bettering the lives of victimized children. While all who work with abused children share the same goals, there often exists a gap in communication between legal and helping professionals that reduces efficacy of cooperative efforts. This new edition continues to provide vital information to non-lawyers on just how the legal system in the United States works in child abuse cases.The volume includes comprehensive coverage of such critical areas as: prevalence and effects of child maltreatment; the child protection system; investigating and reporting laws; issues of confidentiality and disclosure; expert testimony; cross examination and impeachment; and professional liability.
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