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Child Neglect Statistics

Child Neglect Statistics Child neglect statistics reflect that low income increases the likelihood of maltreatment and neglect. Poor people typically spend their energies trying to cope with little available funds, and often, inadequate or sub-standard living accommodations. They tend to cluster in poor neighbourhoods with high need and very limited resources. What resources do I mean? Extended families, neighbours, friends, ... Read More »

Helping an abused or neglected child

Helping an abused or neglected child What should you do if you suspect that a child has been abused? How do you approach him or her? Or what if a child comes to you? It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed and confused in this situation. Child abuse is a difficult subject that can be hard to accept and even ... Read More »

Needs of a Neglected Child – Parental Responsibilities

  Needs of a Neglected Child – Parental Responsibilities Understanding the basic human needs is the key to recognizing the signs of child neglect. Children are dependent on adults from the time they are born. The absence of some or all the basic needs determines whether or not neglect exists. When I facilitate in the school system on the subject ... Read More »

Factors for Neglect Child Abuse

Factors for Neglect Child Abuse The ability of a parent to provide adequate care for a child depends partly on his/her emotional maturity, coping skills, knowledge about children, mental capacity, and parenting skills. The exact cause of child neglect is not known. There are many things that may cause someone to neglect a child. Poor, violent, or crowded living conditions ... Read More »

Signs of Neglect Abuse in Children

Signs of Neglect Abuse in Children Child neglect is not always easy to spot. Sometimes, a parent might become physically or mentally unable to care for a child, such as with a serious injury, untreated depression, or anxiety. Other times, alcohol or drug abuse may seriously impair judgment and the ability to keep a child safe. The first step in ... Read More »

Neglect Child Abuse – Definition

Neglect Child Abuse – Definition Neglect is failure to provide for a child’s or youth’s basic needs: food, clothing, adequate shelter, supervision and medical care. Neglect is the form of abuse most frequently reported where our children are not getting their physical and emotional needs met. Neglect occurs when the child’s basic needs aren’t being met is often chronic, and ... Read More »