This has me questioning, were the right people entering the profession for the right reasons? I know throughout my training, I will work extremely hard to become the social worker the children deserve and need. With more caring, altruistic and dedicated people coming into the profession we can minimise the deaths and risks of children when under our intervention. Working with vulnerable children will be assiduous,
Even though advocates against child abuse work diligently every day to put an end to child abuse, it is tragic because child abuse can cause physical and emotional distress along with many other factors and child abuse can lead to developmental issues and detachment from others. In the book “A Child Called It”, Pelzer says he lived a normal and healthy life until his mother became an alcoholic, transformed into a monster, and began expressing her anger on her child at the age of four (Pelzer, 1995, Loc 1344). The physical injury or ill-treatment of a child under the age of eighteen by a person who is responsible for the child’s wellbeing under circumstances, which indicate that the child’s health or wellbeing is harmed or threatened thereby, is the definition of child physical abuse, defined by The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (Newton, 2001). Ethical theory is an idea that helps a person form personal standards to help them differentiate what is morally good or bad. Child abuse within any standard is morally wrong in the eyes of most people.
Conroy’s life is very much an influence on his writing. The experiences that he has gone through, both good and bad, create spectacular stories with overwhelming detail. Growing up, their father physically abused Conroy, his mother, and siblings. Pat, being the oldest, got it worse then anyone else. By 1970 he had published his first book, The Boo, and married Barbara Boiling, a Vietnam War widow with two daughters.
The Emotional and Psychological Effects on Children's Behaviors when a Parent is incarcerated Julie Hulongbayan Liberty University COUN 502 Dr. Warren 04/27/2012 Abstract Children are faced with many challenges when they lose a parent to incarceration. They can experience emotional and psychological behaviors as they mature into adults. There have been several studies that have been conducted to provide knowledge of these behaviors. These studies look at behavior, gender, crime patterns, and each parent's roles in a child's behavior. Children not only develop problems from the incarceration, but of the release of a parent.
“During the 1990’s, the nation’s prison population increased by 50 percent, the number of children who had a parent in prison increased by the same proportion, from 1 million to 1.5 million children, these children represent 2 percent of all minor children in America” (Travis & Waul, 2003, p. 3). Overall, imprisonment places an indescribable burden on the relationships between parents and their children. Incarcerated parents must learn how to cope with the loss of normal contact with their children, infrequent visits in inhospitable surroundings, and lost opportunities to contribute to their children’s development. The children must come to terms with the harsh reality of an absent parent, and the stigma of parental imprisonment, as well as the altered support of the family system that may include grandparents, foster care, or a new adult in the home. Children whose parents have been arrested and incarcerated face unique difficulties.
Lavin & Cox (2012) opined that the teen pregnancy is still a subject of public concern in United States despite the fact that the rate is declining every year. They further observed “unintended teen pregnancies impose potentially serious social and health burdens on teen parents and their children, as well as costs to society.” PERSONAL AWARENESS Growing up in Nigeria, West-Africa, my strong held view of teenage mothers is of wayward teenage
Children watching violent media may lead to mental health issues, researchers find Researchers find one more reason for parents to turn off or limit the use of television at home. As seen from previous studies, repeated exposure to violent media can lead to aggressive behaviours and poor academic results in adolescents but can this link be observed from a much earlier age. A study recently published in the Journal of development and behaviour pediatrics, shows that this relationship can accurately be seen. Despite clinical recommendations of reducing screen time, studies find that 73% of children watch violent media at least once a week. Dr. Caroline Fitzpatrick and her peers who conducted the study, hypothesized that “the greater the exposure to violent media during preschool years, the poorer the psychological and academic adjustment”.
“Children of incarcerated parents have numerous problems related to emotional health, school performance, and general health and well-being” (Day, Acock, Bagher, Adritti 2005, p.187). Many prisoners come out of prison with not only psychological issues, but other health issues as well. “The familial aspect of prison life is important to understand because the issues facing couples are complicated and tie directly into
Effects on the family Parents who abuse drugs or alcohol tend to neglect their children leaving them to their own devices. Because they are preoccupied with their addictions, they fail to provide the proper guidance that children need especially during their growing years. Teenagers who grow up in homes where a respected adult or parent uses alcohol or drugs have a higher tendency for developing the addiction later on mainly because the household is more lenient in terms of substance use. The community According to statistics, drunk driving results to an injury every minute and one death every 32 minutes. In the United States, about 40% of traffic-related casualties are linked to alcohol use.
Making personal sacrifices for my children happen on a daily basis, but also remind me of the reason I became a parent in the first place. Keeping an open mind which has helped me to survive is important. To illustrate, times are different now opposed to when I was a child. I have to know where my children are coming from, so I can help them make hard decisions. In addition, I have had to organize my life around my children, so that I could always be there to help them with their homework, attend all of their extracurricular activities, or just have a willingness to listen.