Child Maltreatment Analysis

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In regards to families in the lower social economic class, Shanahan, Runyan, Martin, and Kotch (2017) discuss the public health problems that occurs from child maltreatment in families who are in poverty. Each year, maltreatment effect 17.1 out of 1000 children in America. Children who live with four or more siblings are three times more likely to suffer from neglect. Also, Families who are experiencing poverty are cited as a risk factor for child neglect. Shanahan et al. (2017) state how children who are living near poverty can experience the same or even worse conditions than children who are in poverty. As for the child’s caregiver, Shananhan et al. (2017) address how children living in poverty are most likely to have a single parent diagnosed

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