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Chronic Child Neglect: Needed Development in Theory and Practice

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About the Course:

The purpose of this article is to stimulate reflection and discussion on a subject that has received surprisingly little coverage: chronic child neglect. The article selectively reviews the literature and offers fresh observations and critical reflections pertaining to both causation and intervention. Chronic child neglect must, it is argued, be understood in greater depth and complexity in order to develop more effective interventions. In particular, a better understanding of poverty and its correlates is needed and would support strategic interventions capable of infusing hope and bringing to the fore a social world in which hope can thrive.

I. Introduction
II. Beyond the Prevalence Rates of Neglect in Child Welfare Systems
III. Toward an Epidemiology of Chronic Neglect Causation
IV. The Effect of Neglect on Child Development
V. Substance Abuse in Chronic Neglect Cases: Intervention Issues
VI. Some Fundamental Questions
VII. Conclusions

This course is based on the reading-based online, Chronic Child Neglect: Needed Development in Theory and Practice created by Dee Wilson, MSW and William Horner, DSW in 0.

Publication Date:

2005/ Vol. 86, No. 4

Course Material Authors

Dee Wilson, MSW

NW Institute for Children and Families
University of Washington

William Horner, DSW

Eastern Washington University School of Social Work

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about child neglect. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. describe factors contributing to chronic child neglect.

  2. identify important considerations in redesigning effective interventions for chronic child neglect.

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Chronic Child Neglect: Needed Developments in Theory and Practice

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  • Reading-Based Online
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