child neglect


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child neglect

the failure by parents or guardians to provide for the basic human needs of a child by physical or emotional deprivation that interferes with normal growth and development or that places the child in jeopardy. Compare child abuse. See also failure to thrive, maternal deprivation syndrome.

child neglect

Failure by those responsible for caring for a child to provide for the child's nutritional, emotional, or physical needs.
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PIONEERING PROJECTS NSPCC Wales is piloting pioneering international techniques in a bid to tackle child neglect.
In Turkey, government funding of programs to eliminate child neglect is moderate, while NGOs have little to no funding to fight this problem.
Although it is more difficult to detect early cases of child neglect compared with cases of physical abuse, a rise in public awareness of the issue has caused medical experts to take care not to overlook child neglect, he said.
In its penultimate chapter, Child Neglect moves on to consider the 'what works' literature.
The interventions used in the study were designed to decrease factors that raise the risk for child neglect, including caregiver depression and parenting and life stresses, and enhance protective factors, including positive parental attitudes, enhanced sense of being a competent parent, improved family function, and improved social support.
Originally, if women tested positive, they were arrested for child neglect or for distributing drugs to a minor, sometimes just hours after giving birth.
In Solomon's Sword: Two Families and the Children the State Took Away, Shapiro, a journalism professor at Columbia University, tells the story of two families where child neglect ultimately necessitated state action.
What often does result after a casino opening, though, is a "wide perception among community leaders that indebtedness tends to increase as does youth crime, forgery and credit card theft, domestic violence, child neglect, problem gambling, and alcohol/drug offenses.
Monkeys might help illuminate human child neglect, but the diverse forms and causes of child abuse in human societies probably do not have counterparts in nonhuman primates, argues primatologist William A.
For example, single mothers seeking jobs or attending classes may leave children unattended at home; if they are on welfare caseloads, they are likely to be monitored by child welfare departments and receive citations for child neglect.
Manufacturing "Bad Mothers": A Critical Perspective on Child Neglect Karen J.
MANUFACTURING 'BAD MOTHERS': A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE ON CHILD NEGLECT

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