parental neglect

parental neglect

n. a crime consisting of acts or omissions of a parent (including a step-parent, adoptive parent, or someone who, in practical terms, serves in a parent's role) which endangers the health and life of a child or fails to take steps necessary to the proper raising of a child. The neglect can include leaving a child alone when he or she needs protection, failure to provide food, clothing, medical attention or education to a child, or placing the child in dangerous or harmful circumstances, including exposing the child to a violent, abusive or sexually predatory person.

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The issues of homelessness, parental drug addiction, parental neglect, and parental abuse are issues that many teens face.
Belfast Crown Court heard the brothers were Travellers who had endured a very troubled childhood which included stealing food to feed themselves due to parental neglect.
Based on the graphic novel by Jeffrey Dahmer's high school friend, the film offers a disturbing glance at the early signs of mental health issues and an indictment of parental neglect and peer manipulation.
Cases of parental neglect can lead to heavy fines and even imprisonment as per the UAE's strict laws, according to Ashish Mehta, founder and managing partner of the Dubai-based Ashish Mehta and Associates.
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Furthermore, frequency, severity, and type of parental neglect and rejection also determine the nature as well as the intensity of damage to the mental health of child sufferers.
In a brutally honest openness Russ relates the indelible imprint of parental neglect and the needless negative input and verbal abuse led to disappointment, insecurity, and a low self-esteem that led to misunderstanding, resentment, and mistrust in his expectations of Virginia's love.
A depiction of not only paternal devotion and sacrifice, but also the difficulty of breaking cycles of personal and parental neglect and trauma, this stirring film derives much of its power from its non-judgmental, warts-and-all perspective on its subjects.
Children who need homes are often older, have complex needs, and have often suffered the effects of abuse or parental neglect.
A Doha appeals court on Sunday acquitted the pair of parental neglect in the death of eight-year-old Gloria, who had been adopted from an orphanage in Ghana, and said they were free to leave.
Doha: A US couple remained in Qatar on Monday a day after being prevented from flying home despite being acquitted of parental neglect over their adopted daughter's death, their representative said.

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