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Strenghten the community
Helping parents improve core parenting skills
Protect rights and safety of children
Prepare legal documents for court proceedings
Remove children from homes that are unsafe
Completing and updating government mandated child and family assessments and profiles
Consulting with the supervisor regarding plan of action for families
Attending family court proceedings to represent child in court
Making home visits to assess child safety and provide support
Meet with team members to provide support and encouragement
Begin threatening the mother that the police will arrest her if she doesn't answer.
Break down the door and enter the home.
Document your attempt, notify your supervisor and consult about the next step
Call the police to break down the door
Close the file, she obviously doesn't want to talk to you anyway.
Tell the grandmother to be more firm and strict with her grandson, and show him who is boss.
Consult with supervisor, and make preparations to take child into care
Laugh at the grandmother's inability to control her grandmother and ask her to stop waisting the agency's time
Ask police to help brace the child while grandmother administers the medication.
Try to reason with the boy to get him to take his medication
Consult with your supervisor(s) to ensure just cause for apprehension
Make sure you have enough gas in your tank to get all the way back to the agency.
Ask the parents if that is okay with them.
Ask the child if they want to be apprehended.
See if any neighbors can take the child while you figure out what to do with the family
Who they choose to be placed with
Their other parent (if separated)
A foster home
An agency designated safe home that has been pre-approved by the agency, whether it be family, foster or friend
By the end of the month
No response needed, parents still taking care of child
Anger manangement courses for the father
Financial support for the family to supply appropriate food and clothing for the school children
The comprehensive needs of the 18 month old child, then the older children
Counseling for the mother
Criminal charges for the father and removal of him from the home (arrest)
Do nothing, you're not on duty, time to check out and get home so you can eat some ice cream
Call the police and leave as quickly as possible
Call the after hours hotline at the agency for direction on making a referral or to call the police
Hit the mother and ask how she likes it
Show the mother your badge and threaten her to stop it or else
Take the young man into your agency care in foster or group home placement
Tell him to find a comfortable box
Refer him to the local shelter
Refer him and his family to family counseling services
Refer him to various social service programs for youth, after conducting an investigation to determine if any children under 16 are at risk of abandonment, abuse or neglect in the home.
Take work home
Come in early
Work hard during the business hours, then go home and recharge your batteries
Be grateful you have a job and get to work
Take on the files and then vent to other team members about the work load
Decline the new files on the spot
Approach your supervisor alone and voice your objective concerns about the work load exceeding your limit
Go over your supervisors head, because she obviously doesn't understand your needs, and speak to the unit manager about the policy violation
Call your supervisor, voice your opinion, support the final decision made by supervisor.
Argue with the team member until he bends, you're obviously right
Tell him if he wants to apprehend, he'll have to do it alone, then leave.
Agree with his decision, to avoid an argument, then complain about it to the supervisor when you get back
Agree with this decision, and then worry about whether it was right the whole next week while on vacation
Are a dedicated worker and should keep it up.
Are working hard, and deserve a raise
Should take a vacation
Are beginning to burn out and should make immediate changes to your schedule to restore balance in your own life
Love being a child protection worker
I hate people that abuse children. I want to take their children away so they can't hurt them anymore
I had a difficult childhood and helping other children helps me feel better about myself, almost making up for what happened to me
I believe in the intrinsic value of all people and want to help make children safe and happy, and help families improve coping strategies.
The pay is right what I need coming out of school.
I don't like math or science so helping people was the only thing left