ERIC Number: ED115031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Profile of Neglect: A Survey of the State of Knowledge of Child Neglect.
Polansky, Norman A.; And Others
Reviewed is recent literature and research on child neglect. Covered are the following topics (and sub-topics in parentheses): (1) definition of neglect (distinguishing neglect from abuse, legal vs. professional definitions, operational definition); (2) prevalence of neglect; etiology (economics, cultural values and child caring, breakdown of the nuclear family, parental pathology, cycles of neglect); (3) identification, casefinding, early warning signals; consequences (neurological and other physical sequelae, emotional sequelae, cognitive deficit, antisocial behavior); (4) prevention (child advocacy, rights of children, help for families at risk); and (5) (social casework, group techniques, parent-child community programs, mental heal centers, day care, engineered communities). (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.