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ERIC Number: ED479406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 6
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ISBN: ISBN-961-6101-10-2
Risky Families and Neglected Children. A Personal and Social Problem.
Zlokovic, Jasminka
Noting that negligence and maltreatment of children is a phenomenon that hinders child development and causes damage to society, this paper deals with segments of parent-child relationships within the complex context of children and youth in a society of risks. The paper reviews recent studies pointing to the importance of certain sociological, psychological, medical, and educational facts as well as economic conditions posing risk. Particularly highlighted is a study conducted with pupils attending elementary schools in Rijeka, Slovenia, that reveals the complexity of the problem, which is magnified by parents' lack of control of children as one form of child negligence. The paper derives from the studies reviewed a model or hierarchy of problems constituting risk of negligence which tend to accumulate, including: inadequate relationships of parents toward children, punishment in families, children's fear of parents, children's fear of school, poor performance in school, younger parents, and addictions in the family. The model also spells out additional risk factors posed by a society indifferent to family risks, and ameliorating factors in a society providing help, protection, and better advancement. (Contains 11 references.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovenia