Comparison of Assessment Tool Constructs Heidi McDaniel Capella University Child Behavior Checklist There are many checklists that can be utilized to use with children and adolescents. Some counseling agencies have developed their own informal checklists, while others use standardized checklists. “A widely used set of checklists for children is the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment, which has three versions (Preschool, School-Age, and Young Adults),” (Whiston, 2009, p. 129). By utilizing these checklists, therapists and clinicians can collect information from different sources, such as the child or adolescent, parents, teachers, etc. One commonly used assessment tool from the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment is the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL).
They can provide childcare and give the child the opportunity to learn something new. An example of a voluntary sector in my area is ********** which is an organisation for girls ages 7-10 that gives them an opportunity to try new things, make new friends, meet other people and engage in out-of-school activities. A private sector is not funded by the government and they make a profit from their services. They provide care and education for the children whose parents or carers pay for them to attend. These services are assessed and inspected the same as the statutory sectors to ensure that the health and safety is of an acceptable standard.
Outline and evaluate Piaget’s constructivist theory of cognitive development In order to put Piaget's model into context it is useful to consider what intellect is, and some of the factors that influence cognitive development of the child. Additionally I will briefly discuss the term ‘constructivist’. Child development is generally concerned with how the child learns and expresses themselves at various ages. Typically studies are carried out on children from birth to adolescence. Specifically, most psychologists are interested in the processes that occur at particular ages, and what the child's capabilities are at each stage of their childhood.
The SDQ is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire for children and adolescents that is widely used in CAMHS. The SDA covers many areas which young people may be struggling with on a day- to – day basis. McDougall, Armstrong, Trainer (2010). That tool can be completed by parents, teachers, and youths themselves. The use of structure assessment tool inform decisions about the most effective way to meet the young person’s needs Mitchell (2006) This scale was used however to gain a basic knowledge of outcome whilst not overlooking the family meetings as a measure of outcome.
The 1999 estimate assumed that the proportion of Hmong who are school-aged children, as enumerated by the Minnesota Department of Education, would become smaller as Hmong fertility began to approach that of the white native-born population. However, this assumption proved incorrect. According to the 2000 Census, 56.4 percent of Hmong are under age 18, and nearly 46 percent are school age (5 through 18 - of course, not all 5-yearolds nor all
Do children need multiple attachment figures? Attachment is a rather complex and emotionally reliant connection between an infant and it’s caregiver however in many psychological cases and studies children have been found to develop attachments not just with their primary caregiver i.e. mothers, they could also form attachments with third parties i.e. a maternal substitute or father as long as the infant was receiving some sort of care. Children really need attachment figures that can provide care .Usually this would come in the form of a single care provider however there are certain circumstances were multiple attachments figures are needed in order to ensure basic survival.
Outline and evaluate research into the effects of institutionalisation (12 marks) Olivia Gibson Hodges and Tizard conducted a natural experiment that was longitudinal. The aim of the study was to examine the effects of institutional upbringing on later attachments. They studied 65 children who were all 16 years old and were brought up in a care home for the first four years of their lives. During their stay in the children’s home they had little opportunity to form an attachment because the children's home had a policy forbidding the staff to form attachments with the children, and so the care given was functional and lacked warmth, also staff turnover rate was high; by the age of two the children had approximately 24 carers each. At the age of four 25 of them were returned to their biological families, 33 of them were adopted and 7 of them were kept in the institution and occasionally adopted.
Also, included in the study were 60 patients that were receiving treatment at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and the remaining 20 had no history of eating disorders. The participants were to answer the Eating Disorder Inventory questionnaire and the SASB rating scales of parents and self. They rated themselves and each parent and the introject. The scales rated from 0 = not at all to 100 = always perfectly. The results demonstrated that bulimics reported deficits in parental and maternal nurturance and comfort in comparison to normal young woman.
Unfortunately, this is not a valid argument since only 4 percent of the minimum wage workers are single parents. Most minimum wage earners are under 25 years of age and are not the sole breadwinner for the family. They tend to come from middle-class families, are still in school and only work part-time. Statistics shows that 79 percent of these people only work part time. Approximately 62 percent are still obtaining their education, and only 22 percent live below the national poverty line.
Once a person has established what category they fall under, they must look at the many factors behind birth order. Key factors that affect the formation of the personality and behaviors of a child include gender, physical attributes and the spacing of children within a family. These factors influence how parents treat children and how each child is looked upon by their siblings. Gender is significant because it establishes how a child is treated within the birth order arrangement. If there is only one daughter in a family of three boys, for example, the daughter will often be treated as a first born no matter where she falls in the birth order.