Not every child has been fortunate enough to grow up in a loving family, and the majority of us who have had this privilege, take it for granted. Imagine the life of a foster child; these children suffer not only trauma from their unfit homes but from constantly being placed in a new foster home, relative’s home, group home or an emergency facility. These children are rarely lucky enough to have the comfort of a stable and consistent home, and many are taken from one abusive environment to another. When the government removes children from parents it claims are abusive, neglectful or unfit the government must place the children in a safer environment than the one they left. In many cases, this does not happen.
Activity 13 1. Direct Quotation: bell hooks says, “There is nothing that creates more confusion about love in the minds and hearts of children than unkind and/ or cruel punishments meted out by grownups they have been taught to love and respect” ( hooks, 27). Paraphrase: According to bell hooks, children are often confused between the difference of love and respect. It is the parent’s job to explain this difference in a loving way (27). Summary: In “Justice: Childhood Love Lessons”, bell hooks notes that grownups, with their ways of discipline; often confuse children about the concept of love.
Abusive parents who use hitting, neglecting basic needs, and other action that lower an individual’s sense of self-worth, have a negative impact on the health of a child. Nurture also affects the growth of humans, because studies show that babies who receive affection from their parents will develop from children to adults who are happy and competent. It is proven that children who lack early emotional attachments or grow up fearful and expecting to be hurt will have a difficult time relating to peers. Nurturing their children the most important thing that parents can do. A parent’s
They may have feelings of loss or guilt about the father not being in the home. The child may feel responsible for the parent’s leaving the home. Children sometimes accept blame for things going wrong at home when they really should not. While researching the literature on children from single-parent homes and juvenile delinquency some of the same factors presented regarding delinquent behavior. The literature also reports that without stability in their lives these children are at risk to be victims as well as perpetrators of violence.
Early studies found that 70% were unable to show feelings towards anyone. The children were assessed regularly and some of the children had even left due to adoption or they had been reunited with their families. Hodges and Tizard found that the children who had been reunited with their families were less likely to form attachments with their mothers; however the adopted children were as closely attached to their parents as ‘normal’ children. On the other hand, both groups did have problems with peers as they struggled to make secure friendships. This shows that privation had an effect on the children and had affected their ability to form attachments.
If at any point they failed, they would see this as a big mistake and give up and have a lack of motivation. It can also be argued that working class children do not get the support of their parents, this is because many of the parents believe that they survived without an education, so believe that there children can do the same. Working class families can also lack in support in terms of if the child fails a particular exam, they would not give them positive feed back on how they could improve they would improve. Whereas, it can be argued that higher class families have more motivation and the parents also give the support to the children that is needed. This would have a positive influence on the child’s education as it would give them hope and not give them an opportunity of giving up.
Parent illness and no other relative to take care of the child 5. Abusive relationships between parents 6. Parents using drugs There are lots of changes that the child or young person will experience when coming into care, their emotions and feelings will change, they feel upset and lonely and may feel they have done something wrong, they will feel confused and anxious and not understand why they have been taken away from their family and will not fully understand what is happening to them. It can be a very scary time for them meeting people they don’t know and their new surroundings, there are lots of people involved when a child or young person comes into care which will be very daunting for them especially for a younger child, an older child may not want to co-operate with the social workers or the foster carer’s which will be a very stressful time for all parties. It will take a very long time for a child or young person to be able to trust the carer’s and their family and be able to feel settled in their new home as they may feel like an outsider and do not belong here.
This mainly occurs when a parents use verbal abuse and puts his or her child down. This causes the child to think that it is a norm for them to be talked down by anybody because they grew up in that environment. On the other hand, it might cause the child to be a verbal abuser when he or she gets older to either their children or spouse. Last effect of any type of child abuse is trauma to the body and soul. When a parent or guardian does abuse to a child it my not effect them at the very same moment they are being abused, but in the long run it may cause them to have complexes with the way they think about themselves.
Social problems connected to delinquency often start at the home, and in many cases can be caused from the lack of parental guidance. Children of divorced families, poverty, parental alcoholism, are at the greatest risk to fall into delinquency. Incarcerated individuals are not playing a productive role in society. My experiences in the justice system show that it doesn’t rehabilitate someone unless they have a strong desire
Running head: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY Juvenile Delinquency School of Public Leadership HS 5318 Scope of Human Services Susan Greene Capella University Dr. Jolee Darnell Abstract Juvenile delinquency has long been a problem in society. Not only does it affect the lives and family of the juvenile and their victims. Because of the increasing demand on parents and/or guardians to provide for the family, there is less supervision of children at home resulting in the participation in delinquent behavior of these unsupervised children. This paper addresses the problem of juvenile delinquency and the effects of the behavior on our society today. In addition, to helping society understand how the environment, psychological, and emotional influences or lack thereof influence these juveniles to making their decisions.