Tackling Child Neglect
Research, Policy and Evidence-Based Practice
Ruth Gardner, Jane Barlow, Jan Horwath, Jenny Woodman, Andrew Turnell
With contributions from internationally recognized experts, this edited volume presents original thinking on the theory, research and practice surrounding child neglect.
Comprehensive and current, the book takes an expansive look at how we can better address this prevalent issue. It explores the effects of neglect on the developing child and makes recommendations on how to identify neglect at the earliest opportunity. It considers common causal and contributing factors in neglect cases and the impact of these on children. The book details effective intervention techniques alongside case vignettes and shows how change can be achieved. It highlights the importance of supporting parental care and developing parental responsibility in families where children are neglected. Chapters provide in-depth descriptive examples and include a summary of learning points.
Including practical suggestions for combating child neglect, this is an essential guide to best practice for students and practitioners working with children and families. The book also contains useful insights relevant to researchers and policy makers.