What factors contribute to Child Abuse and Neglect? There is no single known cause of child maltreatment. There is no single description that captures the type of family in which children are victims of abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment occurs across socio-economic, religious, cultural, racial and ethnic groups.
Research however, has pointed to a number of risk factors falling into four domains: parent or caregiver factors, family factors, child factors and environmental factors. For a complete list of these factors as well as additional information regarding causes, symptoms, prevention and many more resources for protecting children and strengthening families visit http://www.childwelfare.gov
Puente is a longstanding member of the Children’s Collaborative Action Team — committed to ending abuse in San Mateo County.