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Patricia McKinsey Crittenden

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Child Neglect: Causes and Contributors
Child neglect: Causes and contributors
Patricia McKinseyCrittenden

Child neglect is a perplexing problem. On the one hand, it appears to be “caused” by socioeconomic factors. On the other hand, interventions to remediate these root causes have not effectively improved families' social and economic status, nor have they reduced the incidence of neglect (Mayer, 1997; Sedlak & ...

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