Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Signs Of Abuse – Neglect

Neglect is when a parent or caregiver willingly fails to provide the basic needs for the wellbeing and the development of a child. This can include clothing, nutrition, medical care, and emotional and physical needs.

Let’s have a look at what signs to look for: 

Child’s Appearance

  • Poor hygiene, dirty hair, body odor
  • Clothing could be inappropriate for the weather 
  • A child could be In need of medical or dental care 

Child’s Behavior: 

  • Often tired, no energy, lethargic
  • Begs or steals food
  • Frequent lateness or absence from school 
  • Defiant behavior
  • Low self esteem
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