Social Work and the Courts: A Casebook

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mation and forms to parents, attorneys, and social workers who request them. Even if the children have been taken to non-Hague countries, it is a good idea to request a packet of materials, because they have useful suggestions for left-behind parents.

The Department of State is limited in what it can do for a left-behind parent. A social worker can be helpful to a left-behind parent by referring the parent to the consular officers and helping that parent remain calm while he or she talks to officials and law enforcement officials. It can be deeply frustrating for the left-behind parent. The parent may feel isolated and powerless at trying to make the machinery of government work to find the child. The materials provided by the government can be extremely helpful, but support and guidance are needed for the adult victims of these crimes. Helping a client to organize a plan of action can be of great assistance for the left-behind parent's success in returning a child. And, in the many cases where the return is impossible, the help of a social worker can be essential.


REFERENCES & READINGS
Finklehor, D., Hotaling, G., & Asdigian, N. (1995). Attempted non-family abductions. Child Welfare, 74(5), 941-955.
Magen, R. (1999). In the best interests of battered women: Reconceptualizing allegations of failure to protect. Child Maltreatment,4(2), 127-136.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Contents ix
  • Issues & Decisions xiii
  • Table of Cases xxiii
  • Acknowledgments xxv
  • Introduction 1
  • How to Use This Book 3
  • References & Readings 6
  • Chapter 1 - Child Welfare 7
  • References & Readings 10
  • References & Readings 19
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  • Chapter 2 - Social Worker Liability & Immunity 95
  • References & Readings 97
  • Chapter 3 - Mental Health Issues 113
  • References & Readings 116
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  • References & Readings 132
  • Chapter 4 - Aging 133
  • References & Readings 136
  • References & Readings 145
  • Chapter 5 - Women & the Law 147
  • References & Readings 159
  • Chapter 6 - Income Support 161
  • References & Readings 163
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  • References & Readings 176
  • References & Readings 179
  • References & Readings 182
  • Chapter 7 - Social Workers in Court 189
  • References & Readings 192
  • Chapter 8 - Social Workers as Employees 199
  • References & Readings 201
  • References & Readings 203
  • Chapter 9 - Public Policy 221
  • References & Readings 229
  • References & Readings 231
  • References & Readings 233
  • Glossary 235
  • Recent Bibliography 245
  • Index 263
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