When is lack of supervision neglect?

Kent P. Hymel, Robert W. Block, Roberta Ann Hibbard, Carole Jenny, Nancy D. Kellogg, Betty S. Spivak, John Stirling

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Occasionally, pediatricians become aware of children who are inadequately supervised. More frequently, pediatricians treat children for traumatic injuries or ingestions that they suspect could have been prevented with better supervision. This clinical report contains guidance for pediatricians considering a referral to a child protective services agency on the basis of suspicion of supervisory neglect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1296-1298
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Hymel, K. P., Block, R. W., Hibbard, R. A., Jenny, C., Kellogg, N. D., Spivak, B. S., & Stirling, J. (2006). When is lack of supervision neglect? Pediatrics, 118(3), 1296-1298. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-1780