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.

Title Authors Year Type of Publication
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
Supervisory neglect and risk of harm. Evidence from the Canadian child welfare system.
Ruiz-Casares, Mónica
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
2012 Journal article
Trauma-Related Symptoms in Neglected Preschoolers and Affective Quality of Mother-Child Communication

Milot, Tristan
St-Laurent, Diane
Ethier, Louise S.
Provost, Marc A.

2011 Journal article
The Role of Protestant children’s homes in nineteenth century Ontario: child rescue or family support?

Neff, Charlotte

2009 Journal article
Who are these parents involved in child neglect? A differential analysis by parent gender and family structure

Dufour, Sarah
Lavergne, Chantal
Larrivée, Marie-Claude
Trocmé, Nico

2008 Journal article
Assessing Emotional Neglect in Infants

Wotherspoon, Evelyn
Gough, Pamela

2008 Information sheet
Cumulative stress and substantiated maltreatment: The importance of caregiver vulnerability and adult partner violence

Wekerle, Christine
Wall, Anne-Marie
Leung, Eman
Trocmé, Nico

2007 Journal article
Using neuropsychological profiles to classify neglected children with or without physical abuse

Nolin, Pierre
Ethier, Louise S.

2007 Journal article
Cognition, Emotion, and Neurobiological Development: Mediating the Relation Between Maltreatment and Aggression

Lee, Vivien
Hoaken, Peter

2007 Journal article