My first Magazine MercyFirst: Community Portrait_2016 - Page 6

5 Risk Factors that Contribute to Child Abuse & Neglect Individual and Family Factors: Certain individual and family factors such as substance abuse, mental illness/or physical illness, single parenting and domestic violence and other stressful events can contribute to the likelihood of child abuse and maltreatment or placing children outside of their home. Psychiatric Hospitalization and Substance Abuse Psychiatric Hospitalization (Per 100,000 adults) The rate of psychiatric hospitaliza- tion in Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor is higher than Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights, and the citywide rates. 956 Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor 423 Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights 684 NYC Alcohol-related hospitalizations (per 100,000 adults) Substance Use (Per 100,000 adults) In Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor, both the alco- hol-related and drug-related hos- pitalization rates are higher than the rates in Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights and NYC. 1140 560 0 200 400 1019 600 Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor 800 1000 Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights 1200 NYC Drug-related hospitalizations (per 100,000 adults) 955 370 0 200 400 Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor 907 600 Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights 800 1000 NYC