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date: 13 November 2018

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Children are interesting, resilient people, whose lives are often perilous. Social workers deal extensively with children and families, and with policies that affect children, to help children and families overcome family disruption, poverty, and homelessness. Social workers also provide mental health care while working to ensure that children get medical care. Schools are areas of practice for social workers dealing with children. The issues of ethical practice and social justice for children are complex.

Keywords: children's behavior, theories of behavior, child development, child poverty, substandard housing, homelessness, medical care for children, health impacts of diet and exercise on children, family break-up and reconfiguration, children functioning as parents, living with grandparents, children's mental well-being, common childhood mental disorders, children's responses to trauma, drug use among children, education, testing, bullying, ethics

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