Social workers lack tools to spot chronic child neglect

Published December 18, 2017


An article on Psych Central reports on UB research which found that social workers lack tools to identify cases of chronic child neglect. “Most of the time child neglect is considered among the least damaging forms of maltreatment compared to physical and sexual abuse, but we do have research that neglect and chronic neglect, especially, are significantly detrimental to children even when they’re not physically harmed,” said researcher Patricia Logan-Greene, an assistant professor from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. 

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