Signs of a poor home environment that may indicate neglect
Lack of shelter, heat, water, bedding, or
Unsanitary conditions and housekeeping
Structural and fire hazards.
Behavior patterns that may indicate neglect include:
Substance abuse. A child who is poorly
supervised by parents may have access to drugs or alcohol and develop related
Poor social skills. Neglected children may not
have appropriate role models to learn responsible behavior. They may also lack
opportunities to interact with peers.
Poor school performance,
tardiness, or absenteeism. Neglected children may not have enough supervision
to help them prepare for and get to school regularly.
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