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CHILD MALTREATMENT EMERGING ISSUES IN PRACTICE, CARE AND PREVENTION ; CHILD MALTREATMENT EMERGING ISSUES IN PRACTICE, CARE AND PREVENTION ; CONTENTS ; PREFACE ; References; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; ABOUT THE AUTHORS ; PART I: PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS ; Chapter 1 CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES DECISION-MAKING: PROBLEMS AND STAFF VIEWS ; Abstract; Introduction; Role of Child Protective Services; Quality of Decision-Making; Impact of Inconsistent and Biased Decision-Making; CPS Workers' Awareness of the Problems; Focus-Group Questions; General Questions; Questions about Minority Families Chapter 6 CHILD NEGLECT DECISION-MAKING: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES Abstract; Introduction; Prevalence and Outcomes; Neglect and Poverty; Ethno-Racial Disproportionality; Professional Child Welfare Practice Context; Decision-Making in Child Welfare; Recognizing and Reporting; Investigating and Responding; Unsubstantiated Cases Still Have Needs; Ethno-Racial Disproportionality in Substantiation of Neglect; Substantiation and Service Response; Working with Families: Parental Engagement; Working with Families: Fathers and Males; Working with Families: Child's Needs Factors Shaping Child Custodial DecisionsGender Differences in Reactions to Child Abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Child Physical Abuse and Neglect; Understanding Gender Differences in Child Abuse Cases; Novel Empirical Research; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 ENGAGING NONMEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ; Abstract; Introduction; Child Protection Team Members; Verbal Communication; Written Communication; Advocacy and Engagement Strategies; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 CHILD ABUSE PEDIATRICS: THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PEDIATRIC SUBSPECIALTY; Abstract; Introduction Need for Child Abuse PediatricsChild Abuse Pediatrics as a Subspecialty; Fellowship Training; Conclusion; References; PART II: PROVIDING CARE ; Chapter 5 HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE TRAFFICKED IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING ; Abstract; Introduction; How It Begins; Power and Control; Unique Set of Health Care Needs of the Victims; Opportunity by Healthcare Professionals to Identify, Intervene, and Rescue; Need for Training and Education; Local Examples; Future Research and Areas for Intervention and Prevention; Conclusion; References Questions about ServicesFour Key Findings from Focus Groups with CPS Staff; Key Finding #1: Variability in Perceived Decision Difficulty; Key Finding #2: Staff Members Note Inconsistency in Decision-Making; Key Finding #3: Definition Clarity a Challenge to Decision-Making; Key Finding #4: Impact of Race and Culture in CPS Process; How Can We Capitalize on Knowing about Caseworkers' Perceptions?; Making Changes Successfully; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2 EFFECTS OF DECISION-MAKER GENDER ON CHILD CUSTODIAL DECISIONS IN CASES INVOLVING CHILD ABUSE ; Abstract; Introduction