Neglected Child
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1. Does the child often go without material needs?
2. Does the child steal or hoard food, either consistently or only occasionally?
3. Does the child describe behaviors by his/her parents that would indicate substance abuse?
4. Is the child often absent from school?
5. Does the child have trouble staying awake in school?
6. Does the child dress inappropriately for the weather?
7. Does the child often have poor hygiene?
8. Do you still have suspicions of neglect after considering the family's culture and community influence?
9. Do you still feel the child is neglected, as defined by law, after considering lifestyle differences and culturally acceptable child-rearing methods?

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