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Certain life situations such as single parenting, domestic violence, and other stressful events can contribute to the likelihood of maltreatment, particularly when parents are isolated socially or lack sufficient emotional or financial support.
The following factors within a family could contribute to child maltreatment:
What Factors Contribute to Child Abuse and Neglect?
Children's Bureau (HHS) User Manual Series (2003)
In A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice
Presents parent, child, family, and environmental risk and protective factors.