Definitions for "CHILD NEGLECT"
Defined by state statutes. Usually arises from a parent's passive indifference to a child's well-being, such as failing to feed a child or leaving a child alone for an extended time.
Withholding of necessary care from a child, such as food, clothing, and supervision.
Situation where a child (less than eighteen years of age) lacks proper care, including those where he/she suffers or is in imminent danger of suffering psychological or physical damage for any reason.