ERIC Number: ED109840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Child Neglect: State of Knowledge. Final Report.
Polansky, Norman A.; And Others
The discussion of child neglect considers the following topics: definition, prevalence, etiology, identification and case finding, sequelae, prevention, and treatment. The differences between child neglect and child abuse and between the legal and professional definitions of child neglect are pointed out, and an operational definition is provided. Prevalence statistics from various states are cited and problems of obtaining accurate statistics are noted. Etiology is examined in terms such as economic factors, cultural values and child caring, and parental pathology. Included in a section on identification and case finding are discussions of large scale organization for adequate casefinding and early warning signals. Among consequences of child neglect reviewed are physical, emotional, and cognitive effects. A section on prevention focuses on child advocacy programs for families at risk, birth control, and day care. Approaches to treatment described include social casework, placement, parent-child community programs, and mental health centers. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Inst. of Social Welfare Research, Athens, GA.
Note: For related information see EC 073 221; Best copy available