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NCJ Number: 228641 Find in a Library
Title: Determining the Skills for Child Protection Practice: Emerging From the Quagmire!
Journal: Child Abuse Review  Volume:18  Issue:5  Dated:September-October 2009  Pages:316-332
Author(s): Majorie Keys
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 17
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This literature review attempts to establish the evidence-base for the learning and teaching of skills for child protection practice.
Abstract: This review generates an understanding about the wide range of activities that can be considered as child protection practice, and identifies a large number of skills that may be utilized in differing circumstances. The review does not achieve the aim of establishing a comprehensive evidence base to underpin the learning and teaching of skills, but could be the starting point for further study. However, some conclusions were able to be drawn and include evidence of the importance of a range of communication skills, whether child focused, carer focused, or interprofessional. Skills in managing conflict and challenge were found to be crucial, with the importance of role clarification being acknowledged. In addition, there was some evidence of the use of decisionmaking skills and problem-solving skills. This is the second paper in a series of two that presents and analyzes the results of an extended literature review. It analyzes the key findings of both stages of the literature review, identifying studies that reflected a range of skills recognized as having some value in areas of practice that could be considered as child protection. References
Main Term(s): Child protection services
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Criminal justice training; Decisionmaking; In-service Training; Professional in-service education; Social worker training; Social workers
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