4-15 - under 7 years old • Mothers are more likely to be...

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SOCI 305 1 Date Social Problems and Public Policy: Institutions, Foster Care, and Abuse SOCI 305 Abuse: active mistreatment Neglect: absence of basic necessities Neglect is more common than abuse The younger children are the more likely to be abused or neglected, the vast majority are
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Unformatted text preview: under 7 years old • Mothers are more likely to be the perpetrater • Policies have been extremely neglectful of children • Abuse o No focus on child’s needs (staying with parents) o Few choices o Act quickly...
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