Therefore in order for intervention, to prevent further abuse or neglect of the child, to take place a social worker must be satisfied that the abuse is significant and produce evidence to support this. The vague nature of thie legislation and the constraints placed upon social workers who work with families and children contributes massively to the number of children failed by the system.
Infant and Toddler Mental Health Tamara L. H EDUC- 3203-1 Infant and Toddler Mental Health 1. In your own words, define and explain the term trauma. Then, based on pages 7–9 of Hope and Healing: A Caregiver's Guide to Helping Young Children Affected by Trauma, explain how risk factors and protective factors related to children, families, and communities can influence a child's reaction to traumatic events. Trauma is when an event plays out that is both shocking and stunning. Trauma can be sudden or over a long term period resulting in both mental and physical reactions to it.
They will also lack people to confide in or go to for advice Child neglect, often overlooked, is the most common form of child maltreatment. This has a major impact on a child’s development. Most perpetrators of child neglect are the parents themselves. The physical, emotional and cognitive developmental impacts from child neglect in any childhood can be detrimental as the effects from neglect can carry on into adulthood. By the time a child reaches the age of six if he / she has experienced neglect his/her chances of having overall poor physical health increases .Infants can develop poor physical health if neglect starts even before the child I born.
P1 Outline why children and young people may need to be looked after away from their families Interviewer: Why do you think some children need to be looked after by the state? Interviewee: I think some children need to be looked after by the state because of family breakdown. Bereavement/loss of the parent as it is the hardest thing to deal with especially when there is a child involved. This will be hard for the parent as they have lost their partner and know they have to look after the child on their own. This may cause difficulties because the child could become neglected.
Some of the children remained at the institution while others had left and had to be either adopted or restored to their original families. Restored children were less likely to form attachments but adopted children were attached like normal children. However, both groups of ex institutionalised children had problems with peers. These findings suggest that early privation had a negative effect on the ability to form relationships even when given good emotional care. This supports Bowlby's theory of sensitive period.
This inevitably impacts upon the family as a unit, and when a mother is bringing up the children alone as a military partner will during deployment, this fact is even more alarming. Postnatal depression (PND) is a common condition that can have a significant and sometimes long lasting impact on family life. It can have a detrimental effect on a woman's parenting capacity which in turn can have an adverse effect on the cognitive and emotional development of the infant. Similar to any episode of depression or low mood, depression after having a child affects the woman's feelings about herself and in turn may effect her interpersonal relationships. The expectation of society is that motherhood is a joyful and rewarding experience and these pressures can cause a new mother to hide her feelings for fear of judgement by those around
When an infant has had an attachment and it has been broken. There is research done into deprivation by Bowlby. This is his Maternal deprivation hypothesis, which stated the belief that if an infant was unable to build a "warm, intimate, continuous relationship with its mother", it would then result in having difficulties building relationships with other people and also the risk of behavioural disorders. This hypothesis says that relationships that are discontinuous or where there are separations becomes unstable which causes the development of the relationship to be disrupted. It focuses on how important an relationship between a mother and child is.
Social factors can have a large impact on children. Children who are not given the opportunity to socialist tend to become isolated and find it hard to make friends, they may become withdrawn and shy on meeting people and find it hard to communicate. Children then find it hard to become confident and may not feel they can ask for help or advice if needed. Economic factor such as a family living on a low income and may not be able to provide for their children as hoped. A Childs home can have an effect on their physical and mental health, making them more vulnerable to illness or disability due to poor diet or quality of food.
Foster Care does more harm than good Foster Care is a system established to enhance the lives of children without stable homes to reside in. I have friends and associates that have been raised in an unstable institution, group home, or private foster care home. I don’t believe that all children that come from a foster care situation end up becoming delinquents to our society. I think most foster care children don’t feel loved and appreciated, this could be a result of why foster children don’t demonstrate much love and affection towards their foster parents. In this discussion I want my audience to understand how unstable our foster care system is these days.
But there is a big difference between using physical punishment to discipline and physical abuse. The point of disciplining children is to teach them right from wrong, not to make them live in fear. However, it is impossible to know whether marital strife is a cause of child abuse, or if both the marital strife and the abuse are caused by tendencies in the abuser. Substance abuse can be a major contributing factor to child abuse. One U.S. study found that parents with documented substance abuse, most commonly alcohol, cocaine, and heroin, were much more likely to mistreat their children, and were also much more likely to reject court-ordered services and treatments (Besharov, 1990).