BC: BEFORE IT IS TO LATE!
FC: Causal Factors of Child Neglect
2: Causal Factors is when a parent, caregiver, or family member does not meet the child’s basic needs regardless of the cause and is not giving the child undivided attention.
3: The examples of the basic needs that are not being met are not having enough food, shelter, lack of clothing, medical care, education, protection, and supervision for the child is not being provided.
4: National Studies states that the major risk factors for Child Neglect are: - low income, single parent families expressing major stresses - children being left with male caregivers who lack emotional attachment to the child - children with emotional and health problems - lack of suitable childcare
5: - parents and caregivers with unrealistic expectations of child development and behavior. - substance abuse among caregivers
6: National Studies states that children under six are the most defenseless victims which account for 86% of all maltreatment deaths and infants account for 43% of these deaths. Mothers boyfriends, and fathers are most often the enforcers in the abuse deaths, and mothers are more often to blame in the neglect fatalities.