Neglect

Each province and territory has unique legislation defining and describing responses to neglect. Assessing neglect requires a consideration of poverty and other family and community factors. Neglect includes the failure of a parent or guardian to provide a child’s basic needs such as for food, education, healthcare or supervision.

For more information, review the information sheet on the causes, consequences, and factors associated with child neglect and the information sheet on child neglect prevention and intervention.

Titlesort icon Authors Year Type of Publication
A Comparative Study of Parental Sensitivity Between Three Groups of Adolescent Mothers

Paquette, Daniel
Zoccolillo, Mark
Bigras, Marc
Labelle, Marie-Ève
Azar, Rima
Emery, Jacinthe

2004 Journal article
Assessing Emotional Neglect in Infants

Wotherspoon, Evelyn
Gough, Pamela

2008 Information sheet
Attentional and executive functions in neglected children

Nadeau, Marie-Eve
Nolin, Pierre

2013 Journal article
Attentional and executive functions in neglected children

Nadeau, Marie-Eve
Nolin, Pierre

2013 Journal article
Characteristics differentiating neglected children from other reported children

Mayer, Micheline
Lavergne, Chantal
Tourigny, Marc
Wright, John

2007 Journal article
Child neglect I: Scope, consequences, and risk and protective factors

Blumenthal, Anne

2015 Information sheet
Child neglect II: Prevention and intervention

Blumenthal, Anne

2015 Information sheet
Child Neglect in Canada

Roy, Catherine
Black, Tara
Trocmé, Nico
MacLaurin, Bruce
Fallon, Barbara

2005 Information sheet
Child Neglect: Developmental Issues and Outcomes

Hildyard, Kathryn
Wolfe, David

2002
Cognition, Emotion, and Neurobiological Development: Mediating the Relation Between Maltreatment and Aggression

Lee, Vivien
Hoaken, Peter

2007 Journal article