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Child Maltreatment What do the terms (child maltreatment and child abuse mean you? When asked what constitutes child maltreatment, many people first think of cases that involve severe physical injuries or sexual abuse. However, neglect is the most frequent form of child maltreatment (Dubowitz et al., 1993). Child neglect occurs when children’s basic needs-including emotional warmth and security, adequate shelter, food. health care, education, clothing, and protection- are not met, regardless of cause (Dubowitz et al., 1993: 12). Neglect often involves acts of omission (where parents or caregivers fail to provide adequate physical or emotional care for children) rather than acts of commission (such as physical or sexual abuse). Of course, what constitutes child maltreatment differs from society to society

Posted on September 6, 2014 in Socialization

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