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How Can Understanding Risk and Protective Factors Predict Chronic Neglect for CPS-Involved Families
Casey Family Programs, 2020
Examines the use of risk assessment tools to predict chronic neglect and shows that parents' cognitive impairment, history of substitute care, and mental health problems, as well as a higher number of allegations in a report, are the strongest predictors. Having a younger parent, being in a family with higher numbers of children, and being in a family with a child under age 1 were also predictors of neglect.