Damaged Parents

Damaged Parents

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qMost of us are unaware of child neglect even when we are witnessing it. . . . Neglect is a matter of things undone, of inaction compounded by indifference. Since it goes on at home, it is a very private sin. . . . It is little wonder that most of the public is unaware of poor child caring. Its ignorance is even greater as to how widespread the problem is. But this is not a blissful ignorance. The public may not want to attend to child neglect, but it lives with the distortions of human personality that are left in its wake.qa€”from chapter 1 of Damaged Parents qNorman Polansky and his colleagues have produced a truly remarkable book. . . . One of the consequences of [the] relative invisibility of child neglect is that we also know less about it. But this book will help to correct that for it contains reports of findings from two systematic efforts to define, measure, classify, and understand child neglect.qa€”Thomas M. Young, Social Service ReviewWindows are caulked or sealed against drafts. 18. Doors are weatherproofed. 19. House is dilapidated. 20. There are window screens in good repair in most windows. 21. Wood floors are ... There are leaky faucets. 35. The roof (or ceiling) anbsp;...

Title:Damaged Parents
Author:Norman A. Polansky, Mary Ann Chalmers, Elizabeth Werthan Buttenwieser, David P. Williams
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1983-08-15


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