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Child Neglect

1.  Neglect is defined as a failure of a child's primary caretaker to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, supervision, and/or medical care.
A) True
B) False
2.  Each State provides its own definitions for child abuse and neglect.
A) True
B) False
3.  Numerous studies have linked poverty to an increased risk of child neglect.
A) True
B) False
4.  Substance abusing parents may be emotionally or physically unavailable and not able to properly supervise their children, risking accidental injuries.
A) True
B) False
5.  The term 'failure to protect' often is used in reference to an abused mother's inability to protect her child from exposure to violence in the home.
A) True
B) False
6.  Boys and girls are neglected at approximately the same rates.
A) True
B) False
7.  Lower income families have the highest rates of neglect.
A) True
B) False
8.  Some practitioners believe that untreated depression also is common among neglecting mothers, but there has been little research to substantiate this.
A) True
B) False
9.  Research has shown that neglected children are at risk for a number of behavioral, social, academic, and medical problems.
A) True
B) False
10.  Non-organic Failure To Thrive (NFTT) is a condition found in infants in which their height and weight are below the fifth percentile.
A) True
B) False
11.  Interventions generally includes some level of home visitation.
A) True
B) False
12.  Interventions are not limited to families and children; they can target societal conditions as well, such as unemployment, lack of medical care, and poor housing.
A) True
B) False
13.  Within the child welfare system, CPS offices usually are the first to respond to reports of child neglect.
A) True
B) False
14.  Although neglect historically has been studied less than other types of maltreatment, it now seems to be gaining recognition.
A) True
B) False
15.  Continued research is needed regarding an accepted definition of neglect, including sub-types of neglect.
A) True
B) False
16.  Understanding neglect requires an awareness of related social problems such as poverty, substance abuse and domestic violence.
A) True
B) False

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