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Neglect = what percentage of CPS reports?
~60%; most prevelant
- The act of ommission rather than comission
- Pattern of behavior, not just a one time act.
- Has to be continuous
- can be fatal
Failure to minimum standards-
parents are at least adhering to the minimum standard; Doing the best that they can
Non-organic Failure to Thrive:
- Children not meeting expected milestones;but there are no physical reasons for it.
- Example: emotional neglect can even lead to death
Neglect vs. abuse (physical/sexual)
- Reduced awereness; lack of physical signs, requirement for long term intervention, association with poverty
- Potental for more severe and longer lasting consequences
Subtypes of Neglect:
- Mental health
- Failure to provide basic needs
- Failure to protect/supervise - child endangerment
Inattention to emotional needs (psychologically unavailable)
Serious mental illness
- Special education needs
Impact of Neglect
- Perception of normalcy
- Insecure and anxious attachment styles
- Less social interaction with peers
- Low self esteem
- Passivity and helplessness -learned helplessness (dogs and shuttle boxes)
- Juvenile delinquency/aggression
- Developmental/language delays and learning problems (Jeanie)
- Developmental co-morbidity -example: parental substance abuse, poverty, family dysfunction
- Age and developmental stage of child
- Severity and type of neglect
- Extreme physical vs. mild educational neglect (extreme physical vs. mild educational)
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