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Children and Adolescents in Need
A Legal Primer for the Helping Professional



November 1994 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The critical needs of neglected and abused children are explored in this volume. The author discusses the challenges faced by practitioners who must provide the resources and support to help such vulnerable children anticipate the future with hope and confidence.

Topics covered include: professional responsibility; physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children; family support; adoption; and mental health issues. Weisz also examines the complex legal and professional issues surrounding the decision to remove children from parents who abuse or neglect them.

The book includes case studies to illustrate the efforts required to coordinate multidisciplinary services whose aim is to achieve long-term positive impact on the children.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN?
 
The Best Interests of the Child
 
Professional Responsibility for Children
 
PART TWO: WHEN HARM COMES TO CHILDREN
 
Physical Abuse
 
Sexual Abuse
 
Substance Abuse
 
Emotional Abuse
 
Neglect
 
PART THREE: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR REMEDIATION?
 
Family Support to Prevent Placement
 
The Child in Court
 
Foster Care and Guardianship
 
Termination of Parental Rights
 
Adoption
 
PART FOUR: OTHER AREAS OF LEGAL INVOLVEMENT FOR CHILDREN
 
Education and Children With Disabilities
 
Mental Health Issues
 
Delinquency

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