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Neglected Children : Research, Practice, and Policy - Howard Dubowitz

Neglected Children

Research, Practice, and Policy

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780761918424
Number Of Pages: 328

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Child neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment. Substantial evidence indicates that the morbidity and mortality associated with neglect are significant, with enormous costs to the children involved and to society. Yet there is no major text focused exclusively on child neglect.

Neglected Children presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect, based on theory, research and clinical practice experience. The editor and the contributing authors present a rich, interdisciplinary conceptualization with a broad view of neglect, moving far beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. This broader view is essential to seriously addressing the complex and pervasive underpinnings of neglect.

Child Neglect
The Family with a Hole in the Middle
Child Neglect
A Review of Definitions and Measurement Research
Child Neglect
Causes and Contributors
Cultural Competence and Child Neglect
Child Neglect
Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes
Neglect of Children's Health Care
Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Use and Risk for Child Maltreatment
A Timely Approach to Intervention
Fatal Child Neglect
The Prevention of Child Neglect
Evaluation and Risk Assessment of Child Neglect in Public Child Protection Services
Intervening with Families when Children are Neglected
Are Battered Women Bad Mothers? Rethinking the Termination of Abused Women's Parental Rights for Failure to Protect
Child Neglect
Research Recommendations and Future Directions
Policy Issues in Child Neglect
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ISBN: 9780761918424
ISBN-10: 0761918426
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.49  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised