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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New figures released today by the NSPCC show that calls to its helpline about child neglect have risen to record levels over the past two years.
We have now arrested a man on suspicion of child neglect and will be questioning him in relation to the incident.
Trata-se de estudo transversal, descritivo e comparativo de grupos, de natureza exploratoria, caracterizando achados do Child Neglect Index para identificar casos de criancas negligenciadas por seus pais/cuidadores no contexto do Brasil.
The Dubai Police have helped resolve a case of child neglect of an Emirati after tracking the case for four years.
At a previous hearing before the Recorder of Bradford Judge Roger Thomas QC, the woman admitted child neglect in relation to her son and possessing small quantities of heroin and cocaine.
Head of policy Viv Laing said: "We see child neglect as a major public health issue.
The book details the definition and family, child, and socio-economic factors of child neglect; the basic principles of behavior analysis; its application to child neglect, especially contingencies that lead to and maintain patterns of neglect; issues related to behavioral parent education; the development of individual programs; programs related to child care skills and routines, home safety and hygiene, and parent-child interaction; and the implications of these programs and why behavioral parent education is more effective with some families than others, as well as recommendations for families, professional practice, and policy.
One of the ways that could help parents recognize and prevent neglect is to distribute manuals about preventing child neglect to new parents in hospitals, which would include, for example, the importance of putting a baby in a car's safety seat, the necessity of leaving a baby with a qualified nanny if needed, and attending to a child's medical needs as soon as they arise to prevent further complications that would lead to hospitalization.
There is no doubt that child neglect is an international problem.
Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, picked a strange way to celebrate the news that she would not be charged with child neglect.
The mother's illness reached the point where it brought her to Teesside Crown Court on a charge of child neglect.
That's why we have launched a national campaign is raising awareness of child neglect in Wales.

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