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date: 21 September 2018

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Home visiting and home-based intervention are two strategies used by social workers when working with individuals or families in direct practice. The basic rationale for home-based work is the benefit to social workers' assessments and understanding of clients, and the benefit of more relevant practice with families who are in the setting where difficulties are occurring. Home-based interventions have been shown to be effective in improving health and decreasing family discord. When visiting the home, the social worker has the added responsibility of respecting the privacy of families as a guest in their homes.

Keywords: child abuse prevention, community-based practice, home visiting

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