The more categories that the child falls into, the more likely they are to develop mental health issues later on in their life (Meltzer, Doos, Vostanis, Ford, and Goodman, 2009). The research conducted by Meltzer et al. (2009), was used to study the factors that were intertwined with domestic violence, as well as to better understand the needs of children who have witnessed the violence at a young age. Ending domestic violence could potentially save a child from having diseases and disorders and instead effect their life in a positive way. In the article “The Mental Health of Children Who Witness Domestic Violence”, Meltzer et al.
Drug Addiction in Adolescence Abstract “Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or medication” (Merriam-Webster’s, 2000). Once one was addicted, it becomes the focus in that individual's life. The purpose for this paper was to learn and understand the positive and negative outcomes involving drug addiction in the lives of adolescence. Drug addiction in Adolescence was a continuing problem across the United States. There were many reasons an adolescent will try and even abuse different types of drugs and possibly alcohol; some of them included peer pressure, boredom, and curiosity and/or family problems such as parents going through a divorce.
Journal of Policy, Practice, and Program, 78(6), 793-806. Involving outreach activities for parents and adolescents in Monroe County, New York that was focusing on health crisis services for youths. There was an educational workshop addressing teen depression and suicide. It was to suggest a proactive, preventive educational approach that would include both primary and secondary prevention modalities. Not just helping a problem but it was bringing more awareness to an increasing issue.
Counselors are trained to apply various lifespan theories when working with clients to identify stages of development the client is in and what potential areas of concern are related to the current issue. The psychosocial theory was developed by Erik Erikson, who was originally completed studies to become a psychoanalyst (Newman & Newman, 2012). different skills to effectively assist clients. Two methods counselors use to assist clients are through consultation and advocacy. A study conducted by Moe, Perera-Diltz, and Sepulveda, (2010), examined if consultation and advocacy overlapped and in what ways the two concepts may overlap.
They may have many contributing factors which effect everyday life that require exploration during the counselling process. Different ethnic groups may be driven by ingrained thoughts and beliefs which may be introjected by their parents making some of these abuse issues acceptable within their community. For a therapist to work ethically with abuse and the issues a client may bring to therapy it is important to look into, and be aware of, all these acts of abuse and what effects they can have on a client. There are policies and procedures for cases of abuse and latest policies and procedures regarding safeguarding are intended to be in place to support vulnerable people from abuse. Using my own experiences I hope to explore these issues within this essay and in doing so highlight my awareness of how these issues can affect a client and how therapy may help during the healing process.
Treatments utilized by counseling professionals such as CBT allows clients to be aware of various events causing their life’s spiral; uninterested clients with court-ordered treatment must make a valid decision for their success while rationalizing personal biases of treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Positive and negative influences burden clients so much that they compromise themselves through careless and difficult situations. According to Kendra Cherry (2011), “Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients to understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors.” CBT assist clients by emphasizing their focus towards channeling energy to connecting dilemmas. Utilizing this rationalization of theories creates awareness for clients to identify relationships between treatment and coping with disorders. Once treatment surfaces awareness aids in the process of preventing relapses, clients not interested in receiving court-ordered treatment CBT provides them with tools to make valid decisions.
The effects of childhood abuse on its victims are penetrating. These effects can be emotional, social, and spiritual. According to Glaser (2000), besides the psychological effects of childhood abuse, which cause much damaging behavior in adulthood, there are other more serious, life altering effects. The impact of the abuse depends on the victim and circumstances of the abuse. Studies show that most drug addicts were abused as children and people that were abused in childhood grow up to be drug addicts (Umeno, Morita, Ikeda, Koda, & Abe, 2009).
It is crucial for counselors to be able to navigate the complicated lives of their patients in order to help them achieve a “higher” level of mental health. Counseling Overview: Is It Effective or Not Effective This paper will perform a literature review on the subject of counseling to attempt to determine the effectiveness of counseling within the mental health field, including what types of counseling that are effective and other related topics. The information will be pulled from academic journals, professional counseling websites, and other credible and related resources. However, in order for a tool to be effective it needs two components. First, the tool needs to be specifically designed to do a job.
Drugs are readily available to people who choose to use them while teenagers often experiment with a variety of new challenging activities and substance. There are many common negative effects of drug abuse on teenagers. The first effect of drug abuse on teens is behavioral problems. Their behavior might be altered in some cases that lead to a few problems. For instance, abuse of drugs can change friendships.
This allowed our class to become informed on the process of admitting a patient in the field. Our class gained an understanding of the process of providing substance abuse services to clients. We learned the importance of prioritizing a client’s treatment plan. Our insight also included understanding the different treatment stages and familiarizing ourselves with local agencies offering treatment by looking up agencies and resources using 211, the phonebook and the internet. We gained an understanding of peer pressure in adolescents and discussed prevention programs created to teach adolescents the skills needed to make good decisions.