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ERIC Number: ED231550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Neglected Children: Understanding, Identifying and Working with Their Parents.
Roscoe, Bruce
Children who experience neglect require immediate help because severe deprivation can affect all aspects of children's development. Parental behaviors indicative of child neglect include failure to (1) feed children adequately, (2) insure adequate medical care, (3) maintain good personal hygiene, (4) clothe children appropriately, (5) supervise and protect children, and (6) provide adequate shelter. Additional signs of neglect in the educational area are failure to (7) insure that children have an opportunity to learn, (8) adhere to designated school hours, (9) participate in school activities, and (10) keep scheduled appointments. In identifying neglect, educators should look for patterns of these behaviors rather than isolated instances. Teachers should recognize and accept the likelihood of slow progress in improving the neglectful situation. If neglect is severe, teachers should immediately notify the local department of social services. On an informal level, various additional actions can be taken, such as explaining to parents the possible legal consequences of inadequate child care and helping parents keep their fears and anxieties from growing out of proportion. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A