Damaged Parents: An Anatomy of Child Neglect

August 15, 1983|
Damaged Parents: An Anatomy of Child Neglect by Norman A. Polansky
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"Most 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."—from chapter 1 of Damaged Parents

"Norman 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."—Thomas M. Young, Social Service Review
Title:Damaged Parents: An Anatomy of Child Neglect
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:279 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:279 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.8 in
Published:August 15, 1983
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780226672229

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