Can childhood neglect be prevented through parenting skills training?

Benny McDaniel, Karola Dillenburger

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    Abstract

    Child neglect continues to be the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, yet it has received less specific research attention than other forms of maltreatment (Zuravin, 1999). It is only in recent years that neglect has been seen as a phenomenon that needs to be conceptualised separately to other forms of abuse (Gershater- Molko et al., 2002). Although the term ‘neglect’ is used generally when children do not receive minimal physical and/or emotional care, there is no single agreed definition; one possible reason for this is the lack of consensus about minimally adequate standards of childcare either within professional groups or existing research (Rose and Meezan, 1996; Stone, 1998).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-127
    Number of pages8
    JournalChild abuse & neglect
    Volume16
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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