Substance abuse is a difficult situation for anyone to deal with, but the problem is compacted when children are involved. Parents who are substance abusers may knowingly or unknowingly be causing a number of problems for their child. Emotional effects that children of substance abusive parents may experience are to blame themselves for their parent’s overall drug or alcohol abuse, thinking that they are not good enough and force their parents to use drugs or alcohol. There is a higher occurrence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and suicide attempts among children growing up with substance abusive parents compared to children that grow up with parents who do not abuse substances. The child might develop stress-related health problems like gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, migraines, or asthma, causing them to miss
4. Exposure to conflict between parents: The more the child is witnessing struggles between his parents the more his welfare will be impacted and his self-confidence will decrease because at some point, children tend to blame themselves for the divorce. Matters on which the effects depend (DeBord, 1997). Age of children Destroying the link between parent and child is very critical and parents should take necessary measures related to child-raising before divorce. The knowledge about the divorce effect on children less than three years old is not mature yet but for older children it can be classified as: Infants Infants do not understand divorce but they feel the change in their parent’s attitude.
Child neglect is the deprivation of the basic needs of food, clothing, education, and nurturing. Child neglect is broken down into four subcategories these are physical neglect, educational neglect, emotional neglect, and medical neglect (Prevent Child Abuse America 2005). Child neglect is the most common form of child abuse and happens to be the most difficult to identify. According to Child Welfare Information Gateway (2008), research has shown that parents and caregivers that receive proper support from family, friends, and community member are more likely to provide safer environment for their children. More often parents who do not have the support tend to lose control easier and start making poor choices that lead to neglect.
Possible reasons for this may be due to both parents of the child working, divorce or, considering the worst case scenario, the result of neglect or abuse within the family unit. Although there are many aspects of care that go into raising a healthy child, the attachment that a child develops with his mother or sole caregiver is critical in his or her development. Attachment is what happens
Laura Myers Psyc October 11, 2012 Negative Effects Of Children in Foster Care at the Infant Stage of Life The negative effects on children that are placed in foster care at the infant stage of life can be the result of many actions by the foster parent and the caseworker, as well as how much visitation the children have with their nature parent. Over the years many studies have been conducted in this area of children affected by foster care placement. These studies showed that there are a few negative effects on children placed in foster care at the infant stage of life. Among these are emotional problems, bonding issues, and identity issues with themselves and parental figures. Although doctors, counselors, and foster care workers try their hardest to protect the children placed in foster care, the damage can and still does occur.
Health care professionals that focus on vulnerable populations are concern with whole social groups that are at risk because of social standing. Vulnerable populations include ethnic and racial minorities, persons with chronic or mental illness, the poor, and recent immigrants (Crow, Harrington, & McLaughlin, 2002). Attending to the needs of vulnerable populations can be hindered by the fact that these groups suffer from discrimination and become marginalized or disconnect from society. In addition, the disfranchisement of vulnerable populations from common social settings, such as school, or work hinders their ability to receive needed help. Often teachers or co-workers are the first contact who recognize risks and reach out to individuals.
Although this is a positive correlation, it is relatively low although psychologists explained this by concluding that this may be because those that are insecure avoidant tend to be inconsistent. Further developing research also found that break ups in relationships can also often be due to a shift in attachment type for example from going from secure to insecure. Additionally, in childhood experiences, the experience of infants with peers has also been found to affect adult relationships. Qualter and Munn explained that when children have friends, they tend to internalise specific experiences with them from which they evaluate what they think about others and then
Nicola Sydorenko 50122883 Health and Social Care Unit 10 P5 Support that can be used for children,young people and their families here abuse is suspected and confirmed. Parents,friends,family should not leave them for all this time,they need them the most now. When a child discloses they are being abuse or you suspect a child is being abused there are a number of ways that you can support them, in the case study jakes behaviour could be showing signs of maltreatment, one of the strategies that could be used are though telling the child they have done the right thing, and that you believe what they are saying, also important not make promises such as 'everything's going to be okay' or saying that you wont keep secrets or not tell other people about what had been disclosed, as this could create false trust and cause the child more distress in the long-term. Protecting Children Housing support services may affect children when they are admitted to services as part of a family unit. Some 16/17 year old vulnerable young people may also use services in their won right when they are homeless.
Social services have the powers to investigate any suspected improper behaviour from carers, children or the school. They work together with the school ensure the child’s safety and that a child’s needs are met. If a referral is made by the school social services have to meet and conduct interviews with the child and the family members involved, they talk with them and get all the relevant information about the child and their circumstances, and the child’s background.. 2. Families First. Families First is a Welsh government programme designed to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.
My definition of a dysfunctional family is one when there is malfunction; when the parents don’t meet the basic emotional needs for their children. The lack of emotional guidance from parents help contribute to the lack of social activeness for these children. It was not until I interacted with others that I soon realized the social effects of my upbringing. Statistically, being a part of a dysfunctional family, I was to grow up socially awkward and at a disadvantage with my social life. The naked truth behind the statistics my sister would continuously inform me of began to reflect me more as I would grow older.