Child Protection : Children From Abuse And Neglect Essay

1218 Words Sep 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Child Protection Interview Summary Child Protective Services (CPS) is designed to protect children from abuse and neglect by investigating reports made to the agency. Unfortunately, there are cases that require children to be removed from the home and placed into the care of another person while a more in-depth investigation takes place. The role of CPS is to address each report in an appropriate manner and investigate the suspected abuse or neglect. Team A worked individually and collectively to develop the interview questions by reviewing the course materials and applying information we have been studying throughout the course of this class. Some supplementary questions not asked included, “What does a daily workload consist of and how much time is typically given to each case? How does a child protection professional deal with the emotional aspect of their job?"
Key Points As a team, we addressed two key points that were significant. The role of a child protection professional requires putting the welfare of children first in work environments that are often stressful. As a result, there is the potential for burnout to occur. This key point is important because burnout can lead to health related challenges such as coronary disease, circulatory issues, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The next key point addressed the strength-based approach which is important because it helps families focus on positive attributes the family…

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