For example, a person that has been raped and is wearing sexy clothing. During the police interview the officer will make a comment about what they are wearing making the victim fell like it is his or her fault because of their clothing. They suffer from long-term stress long after the victimization is over. Some victims get so stressed and depressed that they suffer from a condition called post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological reaction to a highly stressful event; systems include depression, anxiety, flashbacks of the victimization and also nightmares about it.
Children service workers must be directive and take much caution not to threaten, devalue or apologize. Children’s Service Workers have to know certain techniques to effectively work with clients that are threatening and sometimes hostile. It is very important to seek and gain knowledge of various ways to reduce resistance to treatment and to prevent the potential for violence in the casework interview. When working in child welfare the majority of clients a social worker deals with are involuntary and resistant. Social workers must try to think like the client and understand general thoughts behind the client’s resistive behavior.
Fear of confrontation with resourceful parents overwhelms their desire of alerting child neglect. As a result children may continue to live in negligent despite public knowledge. Children with disabilities have in general a larger risk of being abused (predators seek out the weakest). Knowing this, both families and teachers have a very low threshold for alerting Child welfare. The situation may improve if the issue of children’s welfare were put on the agenda, in media as well as in school.
Sexually transmitted diseases/infections and blood in the victim’s clothing are also signs of sexual abuse. Abuse victims may also show inappropriate sexual behavior (12Ma20). Sexual abuse is a traumatic experience and causes long term mental illness. It can occur during childhood but can lead to mental health illnesses that can follow the victim into adulthood. This leads to problems in the victims relationships because they relate their relationships to the experiences they’ve undergone with their abuser.
It is essential that the term 'Highly Resistant' is defined at this stage as it will give the reader an understanding of its true meaning to professionals involved with working with this group. The term 'Highly Resistant' is defined by C4EO as: 'Families who do not engage or cooperate with services to protect children at risk of harm, including those who may appear outwardly compliant and families who do not demonstrate positive change despite intervention and support from child protection services'. This term offered is crucial when dealing with a family who may show signs of being a 'resistant' family as this can often lead to more severe and potential problems regarding the safety of the child(ren) as the social worker involved may feel that the lack of engagement and hostility shown towards them is effecting their practice. Example, they may fail to carry out follow up assessments which could leave the child at risk of serious harm. (C4EO, 2010).
Knowing that play is also important for cognitive and developmental learning in kids, unfortunately at the moment more research is need it to make play therapy the “evidence play therapy”, is also sensitive because of the trauma engaged with kids and how therapists approach this. The “do no harm” makes it clear for the therapists to exercise caution when dealing with trauma in kids, as the author was saying; therapy could be worst than no treatment at all. Sexual abuse in children is something that affects us all, no
Child Abuse has become a major worldwide issue that can no longer be ignored. In this paper I will be discussing emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect I will also be exploring historical approaches to abuse, some of the reasons why children are abused as well as the impact it has on a child's development. Ways to prevent abuse will also be discussed and examined..The mistreatment of children is deeply entrenched in history. Violence is a reflection of patriarchal tradition (Mandell, 2001) The mistreatment of children through violent means is not of the dangers of society and teach the child to deal with everyday problems more effectively. (Derrick and Gilbert)There are various associations that are trying to prevent the abuse and
Adults have a hard time making the right judgment calls, imagine the mindset of an emotional immature child? Compared to adults, children are more likely to take haste and depend on their irrational decisions making. This lack of maturity should not be held against the child. Furthermore, we should be protecting and educating our children, not taking out vengeance through irreversible punishments. By punishing a child through the serving of a sentence in an adult prison will only damage the child psyche and cause him to lash out to society.
It is advised to learn to defend yourself and children as well, or learn to get out of situations such as this. It is no easier for a person to have been abused by someone under the influence or a person in a natural state. Hopefully many will share their story to help others in these same situations. The more people work together to help one another out, the more success will evolve in reducing the amount of abuse that is currently a worldwide problem. There should be more harsh punishments for domestic abuse, the charges are too lenient.
If they see us lashing out and handling stress with anger and yelling not only can that scare the child, but it also is teaching them a negative and aggressive way to handle stress. In some cases the child also sees themselves as the stress and is more likely to feel unloved. Dysfunctional families create dysfunctional children. If we handle stress with positivity they are more likely to mirror that positive image and know that stress does not change their parents love for them. (Erickson, 2010) Children can be strong willed and very stubborn at times and how we punish them for their misbehaviors can affect them in their future relationships.