Damaged Parents

Damaged Parents An Anatomy of Child Neglect

Paperback (01 Aug 1983) | English

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780226672229
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 279
Weight: 442g
Height: 228mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 19mm