In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau looked at single parent families. There was a tremendous difference between the families maintained by mother and by father. With children under 18 the mother maintained 85.2% while the father maintained 11% (“Working Parents”, 2012). As you can see there is a major difference in these two areas. In 2006, the proportion of mothers with newborns that were in the workforce was at 57% (“Working Parents”, 2012).
Shouldn’t that cause us to question the sheer number of children we have sedated in this country? We depend on medication as a country and are teaching our children to do so also. Many countries would see this as a problem. Nearly half a million prescriptions for medications like Ritalin written in 1995 were written for children between the ages of 3 and 6 (Gibbs 1998). Also the percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis that are being placed on medication jumped from 55% in 1989 to 75% in 1996 (Gibbs 1998).
San Diego’s population consists of 45.1% white, 28.8% Hispanic, 15.6% Asian, and 6.3% black. Out of those over 15 years of age, 35% are single, 47.5% are married, and 17.5% are separated, widowed or divorced. The population went up by 1.11 million in 1990 and 1.22 million in 2000. 54% are democrats, 44% are republicans. The median household income in 2009 was $59,901.
Remarriages are 50% more likely to divorce in the first five years compared to first marriages. There are a numbers of factors that contribute to this trend and cause the home to be unstable. The children feel at fault for their parents break-up, the stepchildren are constantly trying to figure out their position in the family structure, some children show hostility towards the stepparent and both stepparents tend to show favoritism towards their own children. Unfortunately, the women and children are the ones that suffer the most economically and academically because according to the AACC, Only Mise 3 half of the divorced men in America pay their full child support responsibility, one- quarter make partial inconsistent payment, and one-quarter pays nothing at all. Also, children of divorced parents drop out of school at twice the rate of children from
Purpose: Due to the scope of the issues children face in the 2000s, greater planning, collaboration, and program implementation across disciplines and agencies is required. Listed are a handful of the many reason why: • While their parents work, millions of children in the United States lack safe, affordable, quality child care as well as early childhood education. It is estimated that 7.5 million children are at home alone without supervision; most often after school when they
• Parents of a child who has ADHD are three times as likely to separate or divorce as parents of non-ADD children • Teenagers with ADHD have almost four times as many traffic citations as their non-ADD peers. • Teens with ADHD have four times as many car wrecks and are seven times more likely to have a second accident. • 21% of teens with ADHD skip school repeatedly. • 35% eventually drop out of
32,500 children have been neglected in 2010, and in Ingham County 42 percent of children have been abused or neglected (milhs.org). In Ingham County, 8.5 children of every 1000 are in out of home care, referring to foster homes, etc (milhs.org). Unemployment rates and low income is affecting the youth and children in terrible ways. WLNS.COM reported in an article titled “More Michigan Children living in Poverty” that there are a lot of reasons why neglect and abuse has gone up 92%. Now there are more health professionals available to investigate issues of neglect and abuse and family court in Ingham County has become a strong source of help for
Lastly, there is neglect that is caused by depriving a child of their basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, emotional and physical protection and security, medical/dental care, cleanliness, education, and the proper supervision (yesican). With that being said, there is support to allege that there are over 3 million reports of all forms of child abuse are made every year (childhelp). While there is some merit in coming forward to report suspected child abuse, how many cases are truly acts of abuse and neglect or do the authorities make and honest assessment on cases that are valid. For instance, a young mother suffering from depression tries to make a claim that her child is being abused but the child is being harmed due to her mental instability. Child abuse has been around for ages with people choosing to ignore it but in the early 1870’s it was brought to our country’s attention by a little girl named Mary Ellen Wilson.
As of 2010, with the total population of the United States at 310.2 million individuals, White Non-Hispanic Americans are 64.7 percent of the United States population. While the second largest racial group in America is Hispanics with 16 percent of the population. According to the trends, the population is estimated to be at about 439 million in the year 2050. That's quite a rise in the population in the next 40 years (129 million) and who knows the impact it will have on our economy and job availability. It is also estimated that White Non-Hispanic Americans will be less than half the population at this point with 46.3 percent of the population being that race.
The caregivers expressed moderate stress in regards to money, job, housing and parenting issues. These caregivers were given a checklist to record behaviors in their chronically ill children within the age group of 2-18 years of age. In this research it was founded that 38% of these children had scores indicating behavioral and mental problems that required treatment. Caucasian children had a higher score in comparison to African American children. In addition, children who had poorer health and poorer capability to access health care had the worse scores.