ERIC Number: EJ922431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Lest We Forget: Remembering the Consequences of Child Neglect--A Clarion Call to "Feisty Advocates"
Child Care in Practice, v17 n2 p103-113 2011
It is widely acknowledged that, across the United Kingdom and the USA, childcare practitioners often struggle with cases of child neglect, because of the difficulties involved in attempting to define the problem at hand, and balancing these cases with others in the caseload that may appear more pressing, such as physical abuse. Consequently, in an attempt to refocus the lens of professional policy and practice, this article will profile a number of research studies that have highlighted the profound developmental deficits that neglect can cause, relative to other forms of child maltreatment, and a range of interventions that have proven to be effective with these types of cases. The article concludes with a discussion of the potential negative impact of the current financial crisis for neglected children.
Descriptors: Child Neglect, Child Abuse, Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Child Development, Developmental Delays, Cognitive Development, Mental Disorders, Death, Intervention, Prevention, Social Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States