Explain how development of children and young people is influenced by a range of personal factors. Write your answer here. Family is an external development and can have an impact on development as far as social development is concerned, if you are perhaps a single parent this can cause a negative impact with your development as perhaps without both parents a child may miss either a male/female role model, a positive point for a one parent family is that a child may be more mature as more one to one adult company is available and this can assist confidence. Family can effect intellectual and communication development in a positive light as interaction with others can increase vocabulary and understanding but may also impact if there are negatives in the family, i.e. : family break-up, new partner, this can effect a Childs ability to concentrate and leaning and education are effected.
For example, fear of potential embarrassment and stole security might interfere with a person’s desire to steal. Another example would be involvement in conventional activities such as: athletics, girl scouts, boy scouts, school and religious activities that take up leisure time of adolescence and young adults. The purpose for these activities being to provide an alternative to deviance such as: drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, vandalism and numerous crimes. Control theory links non-deviant behavior to socialization and social bonds. Those who are more socialized as children and maintain stronger bonds with others are less likely to behave in deviant ways.
Explain the possible effects of children having restricted or supervised contact in order to maintain relationships When children have restricted or supervised contact this could have an impact on maintaining any relationships because relationships are based on trust. Sometimes it is decided by staff and possibly outside agencies that supervised contact is needed to help a child. This could be because of trust issues which may have broken down within a family and if so, the child may need guidance to rebuild/maintain their relationship as they have been hurt and need to feel safe and secure again. Explain how to support children or young people to make new relationships A prime example of showing how to support children/young people to make new relationships is to be a good role model. Children learn by example and how we, as adults, behave has a huge impact on how a child learns
Socialization can be a part of why he did what he did as well which is a part of the Social Process Theory. Most kids are influenced by their family relationships, peer group associations and educational experiences. His relationships might have been dysfunctional and destructive. It may have caused delinquent solutions to become a feasible alternative. If Craig Price was more attached to his parents then he wouldn’t have committed criminal acts.
The presence of others affects our behaviors through influence. Peer pressure being the best example of this. Through peer pressure our peers influence us by encouraging use to change our attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs in order for us to conform to the group norm. A person who is influenced by peer pressure may not want to actually be a part of the groups or associate with them and as such change their behavior accordingly to the group behavior when around that group. A person may change his or her attitudes and behaviors when around social groups in order to feel accepted even if they don’t particularly believe in the group behaviors.
As getting it wrong can lead to multiple placements and this will be detrimental to the child. Placements can break down for lots of different reasons ie. Bad behaviour and aggression, contact issues with family, rivalry between foster siblings. Some theorists have identified that children who experience stable placements that provide good quality care are more likely to succeed in education and be in work and settle into and manage their accommodation after leaving care. They will also feel better about themselves and achieve social interaction in adulthood.
Parenting style can influence how the child’s personality develops. The child may learn to be willful and self reliant or violent and cruel or warm and shy based on his interaction with his parents and his home environment. The inherited culture may, depending on the culture, determine the role played in a given society. When the young person starts developing a solid self image based on observations in home and culture and applies it to interactions with the world, the perception of the surrounding people will begin to influence personality changes. If the person is seen as unintelligent and treated as unintelligent, the young person may develop a poor self image of being unintelligent, or if the child is perceived as a criminal and treated as a criminal, may develop criminal tendencies.
Victoria Byrne Unit 30 Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people A social factor affects how a young person integrates with a community or how they behave and think in social situations. Some social factors include: Personal choice of the family to live their life in a different way that may not be understood in the wider community. Such as a family practising polygamy, other families in the community might not understand the family situation and make unfair judgements. This affects the life chances of the young people because they will get used to being outside of society and find it difficult to ask for help outside of the family unit. The young people may find it hard to socialise outside of their family because of judgements being made about them.
They begin to understand acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and have a strong sense of right and wrong. Teenagers may need more reassurance as they approach their adult years, puberty brings about many emotional changes which they made find difficult to cope with. Their independence may cause them to distance themselves from parents as they become closer to their peers, seeking approval from them
Scientific evidence has shown that families that maintain certain discipline can help mediate the chaos and stress of addiction. This lack of parental attention seems to be more detrimental to girls and boys; hence, the need for family strengthening interventions that encourage parents to be more involved with their children. (Resnik, 1997) By educating parents with proper information, the parents are able to provide protective factors to their children. The goal of family-based prevention programs is to promote positive behaviour development in youth by instilling proper family relational skills and inculcating behaviours that increase parent/child