Dr. Monica Ruiz-Casares quoted in APTN

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Published: 3May2021

‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare

…In many countries, including Canada, neglect is the most common type of maltreatment, says Monica Ruiz-Casares, an associate professor in the psychiatry department at McGill University.

But what exactly is neglect? According to Ruiz-Casares, it’s pretty subjective. “There’s no clear threshold at which so-called poor parenting crosses the line into neglect,” she says.

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