Poverty is only one of many challenges tied to a report of child neglect. The analysis in this brief finds that neglected children whose caregivers struggle with substance abuse and mental health problems are at significant risk for out-of-home placement. Risk factors for out-of-home placement for neglected children are discussed, as well as a multifaceted approach to services to prevent neglect and out-of-home placement.
National Issue Brief No. 19
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Walsh, Wendy A., "Hard times made harder: struggling caregivers and child neglect" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 125.
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