CWRP Information Sheet #141E. Montreal, QC: Centre for Research on Children and Families.
Child neglect is one of the most recognizable, enduring, and prevalent forms of child maltreatment. This information sheet, Child Neglect I, examines the definition of, assessment of, etiology (causes) of, and sequelae (effects) of, and factors associated with child neglect. Child Neglect II examines prevention and intervention programs.