Cognitive Processes Associated With Child Neglect
Hildyard & Wolfe (2007)
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 31(8)
Presents the results of a study indicating that neglectful mothers show significant problems processing information concerning their child's emotions and behaviors, which may affect their childrearing behavior.
Empathy and Child Neglect: A Theoretical Model
De Paul & Guibert (2008)
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 32(11)
Examines the different reasons parents might not experience emotions that motivate helping behaviors toward their children.
Factors Related to Chronic Neglect in Families (PDF - 118 KB)
Éthier, Bourassa, Klapper, Lajoie, Gough, & Léveillé (2007)
Presents the partial results of a study in Quebec, Canada, that examined the characteristics of parents in families that had been investigated for chronic child neglect.
Family Needs in Child Neglect Cases: A Cluster Analysis
Chambers & Potter (2009)
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90(1)
Discusses research classifying three subgroups of families with substantiated child neglect cases: Those with low needs, history of substance abuse, and an intersection of economic/domestic violence/mental health factors.
Hard Times Made Harder: Struggling Caregivers and Child Neglect (PDF - 462 KB)
Analyzes the effect of substance abuse and mental health problems on neglected children and the risk for out-of-home placement. The issue brief also discusses a multifaceted approach to services to prevent neglect and out-of-home placement.
The Nature of Parental Supervisory Neglect
Child Welfare, 87(4)
Describes the characteristics associated with four different types of supervision problems, such as leaving a child alone and leaving a child with an inadequate caregiver.
The Neglect of Children
Crosson-Tower (8th ed.) (2009)
In Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
Includes a discussion of the motivations and characteristics of neglectful parents.
The Potential for Child Neglect: The Case of Adolescent Mothers and Their Children
Lounds, Borkowski, & Whitman (2006)
Child Maltreatment, 11(3)
Identifies factors associated with child neglect, such as histories of maternal neglect and the quality of mother-child interactions during early childhood. Mothers with high neglect potential had children who exhibited more externalizing problems and fewer adaptive behaviors.
Who Are These Parents Involved in Child Neglect? A Differential Analysis by Parent Gender and Family Structure
Dufour, Lavergne, Larrivee, & Trocme (2008)
Children and Youth Services Review, 30(2)
Compares sociodemographic characteristics and personal problems of mothers to those of fathers in 1,266 neglecting families in Canada.