Child Neglect


Child Neglect

Neglectful behavior is defined as behavior by a caregiver that constitutes a failure to actin ways that are presumed by the culture of a society to be necessary to meet the developmental needs of a child and which are the responsibility of the caregiver to provide. The study of neglect requires adhering to some principles that may seem counterintuitive, among them:

Source: Straus, M. A., & Kaufman Kantor, G. (2005). Definition and measurement of neglectful behavior: Some principles and guidelines. Child Abuse and Neglect, 29(1), 19-29.