An Anatomy of Child Neglect
"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
1. Is This Child Worth Salvaging?
2. How Much Is Enough?
3. What about the Parents?
4. The Apathy-futility Syndrome and Infantilism
5. The Design of the Philadelphia Study
6. Assessing the Quality of Child Care
7. Isolation from Helping Networks
8. Character Problems of the Parents
9. Sequelae in Neglected Children
10. Observations of Marital Patterns
11. The Stunting of Parenting Instincts
12. A Rationale for Intervention
13. Toward Intentional Change
14. Treating Loneliness
15. Parental Prostheses
16. Where Do We Go from Here?
Appendix 1: Childhood Level of Living Scale
Appendix 2: Maternal Characteristics Scale
Index of Names