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Chronic Child Neglect
Discusses what we know about chronic child neglect and reviews ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice, examples of what agencies are doing, and ways agencies can integrate child welfare approaches to chronic neglect with prevention and early intervention efforts. Examples of promising interventions and programs are included.
Table of Contents
What Is Chronic Neglect?
Scope of the Problem
Characteristics of Families
Effects on Children
Effects on Society
Chronic Neglect Casework
Competencies and Training
Implications for Child Welfare Organizations
Examples of Promising Interventions and Evidence-Informed Programs
Conclusion: The Importance of Hope
Appendix: National Statistics on Child Neglect
Acknowledgment(s): This bulletin was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway in partnership with Caren Kaplan, M.S.W. This document is made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Chronic child neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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