Child Maltreatment

  1. Neglect = what percentage of CPS reports?
    ~60%; most prevelant
  2. Neglect-
    • The act of ommission rather than comission
    • Pattern of behavior, not just a one time act.
    • Has to be continuous
    • can be fatal
  3. Neglect;

    Failure to minimum standards-
    parents are at least adhering to the minimum standard; Doing the best that they can
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Subtypes of Neglect:
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Medical
    • Mental health
    • Educational
  7. Subtypes:

    • Failure to provide basic needs
    • Failure to protect/supervise - child endangerment
    • Abandonment
  8. Subtypes:

    Inattention to emotional needs (psychologically unavailable)
  9. Subtypes:

    Religious exemptions
  10. Subtypes:

    Mental Health
    Serious mental illness
  11. Subtypes:

    • Truency
    • Special education needs
  12. 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)
    • Death
  13. Complicating factors
    • 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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Child Maltreatment
Chapter 5