By Margaret Smith, Rowena Fong

This publication incorporates a complete evaluation of the present nation of kid forget. incorporated are information relating to prevalence and lethality, definitional matters, etiological thought, historical past of and present coverage, and present interventions. As baby forget is frequently associated with structural matters, the e-book additionally examines the connection of kid forget to poverty, substance abuse and tradition.

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1993) advocated for a conceptual definition of child neglect based on the needs of children rather than on parental behavior: “Child neglect occurs when a basic need of a child is not met, regardless of the cause(s)” (p. 23). This again places the family at risk of inappropriate intervention by the state. Emery and Laumann-Billings (1998) suggested a way of looking at family functioning in terms of outcomes to the family members. Family maltreatment would involve minimal harm or endangerment and family violence would involve serious trauma, either physical or emotional.

WHAT CAUSES CHILD NEGLECT? THEORETICAL ISSUES 31 PARENTAL DEFICIENCIES MODEL Related to the parenting deficits definition of child neglect, this theoretical framework postulates that child neglect in families is caused/explained by parental or familial characteristics, to which the parent responds, that result in inadequate child-caring behaviors of the parents, including faulty parent/child interactions. Martin and Walters (1982) found that “more than any other type of child maltreatment, neglect may be influenced by parental inadequacies” (p.

In terms of the previous definitions of neglect, models regarding the causes, conditions, and consequences of child neglect may be classified as those that indicate neglect is caused by (a) parental deficiencies (psychological development and social learning theory), (b) deficiencies in the social-culturalsituational environment in which families live (social ecology theory), and (c) the interaction between factors associated with family members and factors associated with the environments in which families live (ecological and transactional theory); and (d) results in harm to children; that is, child deficits (child development, attachment, and neurobiological development theory).

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