A child’s social network and emotional development can influence development, along with the use of drugs and alcohol both (child and parent). A child may not understand what is required due to unidentified possible language delay. Child may be bored and uninterested at school. 2.2 Explain how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of external factor External factors can have an effect on a child’s development for such poverty, deprived of food, clothes and toys. Poor living conditions, inadequate diet and exercise and quality of life, leading to increased illness.
It is clear that the child’s mental, physical and psychological needs are not being met in his home environment. The traditional parental role is one of caregiver, role-model, and nurturer. When the father is absent from the home this causes a schism within the home that, if not filled properly, can contribute to the delinquency of a child. The child usually begins exhibiting behaviors such as lying, stealing, misbehaving in school, and fighting. If not checked these behaviors accelerate into anti-social behavior directed towards other children and the community.
Running head: PSYCHOANALYTIC FAMILY COUNSELING APPROACH Psychoanalytic Family Therapy Counseling Approach Linda Mario Liberty University 2012 COUN 601-B05 LUO Dr. Jenkins Abstract When a family’s environment becomes saturated with chronic conflict the members become unable to achieve a healthy balance and mutual respect. This turmoil needs to be neutralized rather than exacerbated, in order to gain mutual respect for all family members. Family therapy can establish the reduction of conflict among the family system. Sometimes a family member can be diagnosed with a disorder creating anger and resentment among members. The family members’ symptoms can be manifested through fear, anxiety and trepidation with in his or her unique story (Mesh et Al, 2006, ¶ 3).
This child may feel that he or she is the cause of the family problems. The scapegoat takes on the role of distracting the family from the central issue. In doing so, the parents begin to focus their attention on the scapegoat’s bad behavior rather than the central issue that started the problem. The scapegoat generally receives negative attention, resulting in making poor life decisions, thus making more negative decisions. Eventually, if other children are in the home, these children will resume the role of the scapegoat once the oldest child leaves home (Strehlow, 2012) Hero- The hero has a role in the family to distract from the central issue by telling the outside world that everything in the family is normal.
The cycle of abuse is difficult to interrupt; abused children often, as adults, become abusers themselves. To prevent child abuse in my community, I would provide home-based programs that provide education, health care and positive parenting skills to families and those who may be planning on having a
With no home, money, and support, she began to tamper with drugs that led to her arrest and detainment. Most important is the idea of youth. Like Aaliyah, and many other young teens around the world, “adolescence is a time of trial and uncertainty, a time when youth experience anxiety, humiliation, and mood swings” (Siegel & Welsh, 2011, 3). The years of youth become a stage of vulnerability for “external factors” (Siegel & Welsh, 2011, 3) as they mold themselves into individuals that are more likeable to their peers and colleagues. According to research from Linda Williams and Mary Frederick, “Many [youth] grew up in impoverished households where it was common for them to have encountered physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
For example, “The emotional responses of children who witness domestic violence may include fear, guilt, shame, sleep disturbances, sadness, depression, and anger (Domestic Violence Round Table, 2015).” It is evidently clear that children who come from abusive families may incur problems later in life as they establish and build personal and private relationships. For example, children that are exposed to their mother who is verbally, physically, or sexually abused may develop problematic relationships because of experienced aggression. This aggression may be taken out on peers, or even their own mother. When a child continuously is a witness in seeing their mother abused in any way, chances are they may display or express
Ratican (1992) describes the symptoms of child sexual abuse survivors’ depression to be feeling down much of the time, having suicidal ideation, having disturbed sleeping patterns, and having disturbed eating patterns. Survivors often experience guilt, shame, and self-blame. It has been shown that survivors frequently take personal responsibility for the abuse. When the sexual abuse is done by an esteemed trusted adult it may be hard for the children to view the perpetrator in a negative light, thus leaving them incapable of seeing what happened as not their fault. Survivors often blame themselves and internalize
Drug abusers will lose their close family and friends due to abusing drugs. There are many warning signs of drug use and abuse in teenagers. The challenge for parents is to distinguish between the normal, sometimes volatile, ups and downs of the teen years and the red flags of substance abuse. They will start being secretive about friends, possessions, and activities. They’ll have a new interest in clothing, music, and other items that highlight drug use.
Social structures are very easily liable to break down in times of war and crisis. People are not able to function and do what supposedly needs to be done. Not being familiar to a certain setting or situation can cause everybody to lose sight and possibly produce into the panic stage. Adults play a major role throughout a child’s life. Just as an adult’s responsibility is to raise the children so that they will continue their roles, an adult’s responsibility is also to care for the children in times of war and crisis.