• March 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 2

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Two New User Manuals Released

The Children’s Bureau has expanded its revised series of free User Manuals with the release of two new titles on the topics of courts and child neglect.

Working With the Courts in Child Protection explains court processes most relevant to child abuse and neglect cases. It introduces concepts and terminology associated with the courts, describes the key court processes, and presents practical information to help child protective services caseworkers prepare for litigation. The primary author was the Honorable William Jones, a retired juvenile and family court judge.


Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention uses an interdisciplinary approach to address the complex issue of neglect. The manual covers neglect's definition, causes, impact, and prevention and intervention strategies. The primary author was Diane DePanfilis, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Maryland.


The Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series provides guidance on identifying, preventing, and effectively responding to child maltreatment. A list of available manuals and information on ordering and downloading them can be found on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website:


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