Neglected Child Assessment
Neglected Child
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Neglect is the most common type of child abuse, but the least reported. Because neglect usually leaves no visible scars, it is more likely to go undetected. Neglect occurs when a child's caregiver does not provide for basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or supervision. Neglect includes failing to provide a safe environment, unsanitary or hazardous living conditions, leaving a young child unattended to go to work or other activities. Because neglect happens repeatedly, neglected children may grow up believing this is a normal way of life and will continue the cycle in their own families. If you are concerned that a child you know may be a victim of neglect, take this quick assessment to learn more about the warning signs and help you determine if the child may indeed be neglected.
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