Date: July 21, 2009
Author: Jason Noble
Summary: This article describes a collaborative effort between police officers and social workers in the investigation of child abuse, drug use and manufacturing. A conference sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will be attended by police officers, social workers, prosecutors, and educators among others, to learn how to cooperate when investigating situations involving children who may be exposed to drug activity.
Relevance: Social workers play a key role in child welfare and the protection of children.
1) What are some advantages of collaboration between police officers and social workers? What are some disadvantages of collaboration between police officers and social workers?
2) Were you familiar with police social work prior to reading this article?
3) Look up Police Social Work in the Encyclopedia of Social Work 20th edition. Summarize the Police Social Work entry.
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