C. James-Brown, D. S. Wolfe, J. Collins, R. Adams, and Jeanette Harder
The essay collection, Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities, tackles the issue of underrepresentation of groups or communities who infrequently come into contact with the child welfare system.
Often, individuals, groups, and communities that may experience maltreatment remain unknown, isolated, and insular to researchers and policy-makers alike. Who comprises these groups? Do they remain insulated because child maltreatment occurs less infrequently? And if so, what protective factors or evidence-informed strategies decrease child maltreatment in these communities? Alternatively, if abuse is prevalent in some insular communities, why is it not being detected or reported to child welfare agencies? This essay collection serves as an initial platform to address these timely questions and generate new ideas for research to increase awareness of child maltreatment in insular and isolated communities.
Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, and Gail Steketee
Co-authored by Christiana Bratiotis, UNO faculty member.
Hoarding is a serious, time-consuming, and expensive problem for virtually every community across the United States. First responders often encounter hoarding unexpectedly and are confused about how to resolve the wide range of problems, from public health and fire safety violations, to housing violations, to concern for the welfare of children, elders and animals. Sometimes solutions must be coordinated across several human service disciplines. The first of its kind, this handy guide is a nuts and bolts resource filled with case studies, tips and strategies, and easy-to-use suggestions for professionals responding to hoarding situations.
Organized around the common ways hoarding captures the attention of social service providers, this user-friendly guide provides tools to assess the problem, to coordinate and delegate tasks among helping professionals, and to work directly with reluctant hoarders and those affected by the hoarding. Chapters give hands-on guidance and decision trees for who should be involved and what strategies are needed for each case. This book is compassionate and comprehensive, an invaluable reference for social workers and human service providers in a broad range of fields.
M. A. Cooksey, Kimberly T. Olivares, and Jeanette Harder
Jeanette Harder writes 'The Research partnership model' in M. A. Cooksey & K. T. Olivares (Eds.), Quick hits for service-learning: Successful strategies by award-winning teachers.
- Are children safe at your church?
- What precautions have you taken to ensure they won’t be abused?
- Do you know how to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect?
- What should you do if you suspect a child in your church or neighborhood is being abused or neglected?
If you aren’t sure how to answer those questions, you need Let the Children Come, a new book from Herald Press that helps churches and church-related ministries learn how to keep children safe and strengthen families.
In the context of the Bible and faith, Let the Children Come helps Christians learn about their role in ending child abuse and neglect in all communities: church, home, extended family, neighborhood, school, work. Each chapter contains real-life stories, discussion questions and action items; the appendix includes prayers, readings and exercises for use in adult education.
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