Title

Assessing Child Neglect: A Review of Standardized Measures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-25-2004

Publication Title

Aggression and Violent Behavior

Volume

10

Issue

4

First page number:

491

Last page number:

512

Abstract

Child neglect is the most prevalent type of child maltreatment, yet only a few standardized methods exist to assist in the assessment of this widespread problem. Existing measures of child neglect are limited by the nature of child neglect itself, in addition to issues of social desirability responding, and items that may infer blame and parental responsibility. This review first delineates child neglect, including its prevalence and characteristics, to provide a context in which to examine assessment issues. Later, standardized measures of child neglect are underscored, including a review of their response format and relevant psychometric support, if any. Future directions for practice and research are reported in light of these findings.

Disciplines

Psychology

Language

English

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