Communities’ Essential Role in Protecting Children from Maltreatment

Carmit Katz*, Kathryn Maguire-Jack

*Corresponding author for this work

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Neighborhoods have a profound impact on children and families. There has been a developing notion with respect to the crucial role that community characteristics might have on parenting, for example, parents who live in disorganized communities, characterized by high levels of economic disadvantage, segregation, and inequality face a structural disadvantage in parenting. Interactions between residents within a neighborhood serves as a protective factor against child maltreatment. Moreover, community characteristics have central role in children’s safety, for example, having adults to look out for children can help prevent violence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild Maltreatment
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Issues in Research and Policy
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameChild Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy
ISSN (Print)2211-9701
ISSN (Electronic)2211-971X


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