ERIC Number: ED163734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Apathy-Futility Syndrome in Child Neglect: An Urban View. Final Report.
Polansky, Norman A.; And Others
The final report of a child abuse/neglect program involving 46 white families in urban Philadelphia reviews differences found between neglectful and control parents in parental personalities, life histories, and in styles of adaptation associated with child neglect. Four papers are appended, comprising the bulk of the report. Appendixes focus on the following topics: the development and field testing of the Childhood Level of Living Scale, a measure of how well a child is being cared for; class orientations to child neglect; public opinion and intervention in neglect; and the isolation of the neglectful family. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. School of Social Work.