Professional Development

Abuse and Neglect

Factors Placing Infant Through Age Two At-Risk

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Infancy Through Age Two

ESTABLISHED

  1. Genetic
    or Metabolic Disorders
  2. Congenital Structural Malformations
  3. Syndromes
  4. Neuro-Muscular Disorders e.g.
    - Cerebral Palsy
    - Muscular Dystrophy
  5. Sensory Defects e.g.
    - Visual Impairment
    - Hearing Impairment
    - Other

BIOLOGICAL

  1. Diseases
    A. Acute e.g. Meningitis
    b. Chronic e.g.
    - Cancer
    - Congenital Heart Disease
    - Otitis Media
    - Other
  2. Trauma e.g.
    - Head Injury
    - Toxins (such as lead)
    - Other
  3. Malnutrition e.g.
    - Failure to Thrive
    - Feeding problems
    - Weight below 10 percentile and height below 10 percentile
    - Failure to gain or loss of weight
    - Other
  4. Technology Dependent e.g.
    - Monitors
    - Ventilators
  5. Nutrition Support
    - Other

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

  1. Routine Well Child Care e.g.
    - Behind in immunizations
    - Other
  2. Degree of Availability or of Parenting Figure (emotional or physical ) e.g.
    - Foster care Placement
    - Chronic Illness of Parent
    - Other
  3. Ability of Parents to Understand and Follow Through with Complex Medical Regimens e.g
    - Monitors
    - Ventilators
    - Nutritional Support

- Other

  1. Safety/Accidents e.g.
    - Exposure to environmental hazards
    - Suspected abuse in home
    - Physical/sexual /emotional abuse or neglect of any family member, past or  
       present”-Children known to protective services
    - Other
  2. Parents with Disabilities
  3. Maternal/Paternal Level of Education
  4. Appropriate Formal and/or Informal Supports
  5. Financial Concerns
  6. Parent/Child Interaction with biological, adopted, or foster child e.g.
    - Attachment concerns
    - Inappropriate perceptions or expectations of infant
    - Difficult temperament of infant
    - Maternal rejection of infant
    - Other
  7. Cultural/Religious Differences
  8. Accessibility to Services
  9. Lack of Knowledge of Basic Infant and Child Care
  10. Inappropriate Parenting Skills

 

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