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Neglect in the Nation The neglect of children is a serious problem in California as well as in the nation and we the people should not embrace what is happening in this state Based on the information I have acquired I will show that neglect though not physical can seriously damage a childs well-being When a child is neglected there is often a irrational motive on the parents part People may not think there is but there actually is a considerable figure of children being neglected As I have stated neglect is a menacing problem in society and if we do not disrupt the course in which we are headed neglect now as we know it will be nothing compared to what the future holds When a child is neglected that neglect can cause a significant amount of damage to the childs welfare Neglect is defined as the failure to provide for a childs physical survival needs to the extent that there is harm or risk of harm to the childs health or safety This may include but is not limited to abandonment lack of supervision life endangering physical hygiene lack of adequate nutrition that places the child below the normal growth curve lack of shelter or lack of medical or dental care that results in health threatening conditions When neglect is reported the child has to process through many hearings and may even be placed with new parents or the child might be placed into foster care In light of preceding facts I myself would not want my own children to endure this misfortune Chronic neglect cases usually involve families that are significantly disadvantaged having a multitude of problems to deal with These often include parental substance abuse
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