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Educational neglect: Understanding 20 years of child welfare trends

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dc.contributor.author Van Wert, Melissa, Fallon, Barbara, Trocme, Nico, & Collin-Vezina, Delphine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-23T15:13:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-23T15:13:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Van Wert, Melissa, Fallon, Barbara, Trocme, Nico, & Collin-Vezina, Delphine. (2018). Educational neglect: Understanding 20 years of child welfare trends. Child Abuse & Neglect, 75, 50-60. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213417301916/pdfft?md5=a3c52fa4ad177150541eee8ede932369&pid=1-s2.0-S0145213417301916-main.pdf  
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3692
dc.description.abstract Educational neglect is an understudied phenomenon that is difficult to define and also to address. While it is clear that attending to children’s academic needs is important to child development, few studies focus on educational neglect and therefore little is known about its associated risk factors and the outcomes following this form of maltreatment. The purpose of this research was to (a) determine the rate at which child welfare service providers investigate educational neglect in Canada and identify any trends in rates over time, (b) better understand educational neglect and its distinction from other types of neglect and truancy, and (c) understand how child welfare services respond to allegations of educational neglect. Data from five cycles of the Ontario Incidence Studies of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect were examined. A trend analysis was conducted followed by a mixed-method examination of educational neglect investigations. Results indicate that rates of investigated educational neglect in Ontario have been consistently low over time. However, these investigations are significantly more likely to be substantiated and to be transferred to ongoing child welfare services compared to investigations of other subtypes of neglect. Educational neglect investigations involving younger children are more likely to note risk factors for caregivers whereas those involving adolescents are more likely to note functioning issues for youth. The findings are discussed in relation to international trends in educational neglect and policy and practice implications are explored. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Child Abuse & Neglect en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child protective services en_US
dc.subject CPS en_US
dc.subject academic achievement en_US
dc.subject absenteeism en_US
dc.subject schools en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Educational neglect: Understanding 20 years of child welfare trends en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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