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Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

Part of the Safeguarding Children Across Services series

Quick Overview

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice.
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Paperback / softback
2011, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0
£18.99
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-0-85700-280-8

Description

Adolescent neglect is a significant problem within child protection, but focus on child neglect and other forms of maltreatment means that it can often be overlooked.

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. The concluding chapter sets out a practice-based framework for recognizing and working with adolescent neglect. Each chapter includes reflection points to stimulate thinking on key issues.

This will be essential reading for all those who work with young people, particularly those in social work, health services and education, as well as academics, policymakers and students in these fields.

Reviews

'In the book, the authors bring together the existing research relating to adolescent neglect... while briefly evaluating key overall messages. At the conclusion of each chapter, they provide their own analysis of potential means for addressing particular issues in relation to adolescent neglect... they pose question to stimulate thinking with regard to these issues... Adolescent Neglect: Research, Policy, and Practice is a useful tool that bring the issue of adolescent neglect to the attention of researchers, policymakers, and those who work in child services, as well as students, parents, and adolescents who are interested in gaining a better understanding of this issue.'
- Journal of Youth and Adolescence

'Adolescent Neglect is well organised and covers an area of neglect that has often received very little attention. This book is particularly useful for all those who are working with young people, particularly in social care and education.'
- PSW - Professional Social Work