Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers

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Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers

Description

This 145-page manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout.

This manual addresses the following topics:

  • CPS theory and practice
  • The helping relationship
  • Responsibilities of CPS
  • Intake
  • Initial assessment or investigation
  • Family assessment
  • Case planning
  • Service provision
  • Family progress
  • Case closure
  • Effective documentation
  • Supervision, consultation, and support

Developer:

Administration for Children and Families; Children's Bureau; Office on Child Abuse and Neglect; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: February 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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