In a world called Perfect, every child would have the love, protection, and support needed from their parents, but since we do not live in Perfect there are people set in place to serve as a guide in improving the well being of these families. Very generally, I understand the duties and responsibility of a public child welfare worker is to first and foremost assess for child safety, and through the eyes of the assessment, the worker can offer the appropriate services to the child and family.
of healthcare professionals
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Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children , created a method called collaborative and proactive solutions, based on the idea “kids do well if they can.” This is the common-sense but almost revolutionary concept that children want to do well, get along, and be loved. They are social beings , and if they have the skills necessary, they do not choose to be unhappy, angry, and to disappoint their parents!
The blog is written by Amanda Body , a social worker for Child Protective Services in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
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