Chronic neglect occurs when a child’s basic needs—like shelter, nutritious food, supervision, and education—are regularly not met. Continuously living without these necessities can delay and even prevent proper brain development, which can lead to problems like trouble making friends, doing poorly in school, delinquency, and health issues. Families who are frequently reported to child protective services for neglect often do not have the resources necessary to meet their children’s needs. American Humane Association’s initiative on chronic neglect seeks to help child welfare agencies support families in addressing these needs and to prevent neglect so no child has to grow up hungry, alone or unprotected.
A program of American Humane Association in partnership with the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA)
Form or join a team of up to six members and connect with diverse professionals across the country. Registration for each virtual series session entitles you to:
A 90-minute research-based webinar featuring evidence-based or promising programs related to child neglect prevention and intervention; and
24/7 access to the virtual community center with discussion boards, news, events, and downloadable resources.
The Winter/Spring 2011 sessions will focus on neglect prevention and early intervention strategies.
Primary Prevention and Parent-Provider Partnerships
Webinar: April 7, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. EDT
Virtual community center access:
April 1-30, 2011
Guest speakers: Jodi Whiteman, Zero to Three, and Janice Kilburn, South Carolina First Steps to Readiness