Most families will suffer stresses from time to time e.g. a family member becoming ill or losing their job, some of these issues are temporary but others are more permanent such as living with a long-term illness/disability. In some cases a family unit and can be broken by a separation of parents or a lone parent entering into a new relationship, these stresses can have a definite effect on a child’s development. * Personal choices - this has more merit in older children as they have more independence in making decisions in everyday life such as not to smoke, drink and have sex. The wrong decision can have a detrimental effect on development e.g.
Social: Anti-social behaviour- If parents show anti-social behaviour it may impact on the child being put into care Addictions- If children live with addicted adults they may be under a lot of stress and experience poverty. This may cause their attendance at school to drop which will impact on their achievements. Bereavement and loss- This can impact on the child's emotional and physical health as they may not know how to respond to this. Adults can also find it difficult to care for the child if they loose a family member which could result in the child going into care. Economic: Health Status- if a child has a condition, their education and home life can be affected as they may not be able to attend school as much as other children.
This could be a struggle because some parents live their dreams through their children and that pressures them to do more than they are capable of doing. More stress is being added to that because they want to have friends and make their parents happy and it can be hard for them to make time for studying and hanging out with friends. Most times these teens have a fear of failure and are under a lot of stress. If they feel like they have failed at something that their parents would be disappointed about they could feel like they aren’t good enough or just have unhealthy thoughts about themselves and they could end up being depressed or will do unhealthy things. Peer pressure is another challenge teenagers face.
A social worker will act upon this warnings and issue necessary measures. Lack of social equality may cause different actions in despite of the same distress. The threshold of alerting the government varies with both disabilities and social class background. Teachers are more reluctant to alert child negligent, when the parents are upper class. Fear of confrontation with resourceful parents overwhelms their desire of alerting child neglect.
CYP Core 3.7: Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people. 1.Understand how the social, economic and cultural environment can impact on the outcomes of life chances of children and young people. 1.1 Describe the social, economical and cultural factors that will impact in the lives of children and young people. Social, economical and cultural factors Possible impact on lives of children Personal choice Some families decide that they do not wish to live or act in a way in which is viewed as outside the ' social norm ', for example such as being travellers or a child having same genders parents. The outcome of this factor is that there are people which may not be able to relate to the child or young person’s families views.
It can affect the child in many ways as they can become nervous and anxious resulting in them becoming withdrawn and have a lack of confidence at the thought of a new school, they may be leaving close friendship groups making them upset and feeling alone. Most children will experience a new baby in the family. Younger children may find this difficult as they will still be used to having all of the attention and not understand why the family set up has changed, this could lead them to reverting back to baby ways themselves, have tantrums, be unkind to the new baby or become clingy. An older child may feel left out and become withdrawn and feel in the way, which could result in them not feeling a part of the new family. They may endure sleepless nights and loose sleep making them tired and unable to concentrate when at school.
First, the distraction caused by changes in the family may prevent a child from completing assignments. In addition, meditation about the divorce could cause lapses in a child's concentration in the classroom. Children are also affected by divorce in other ways. Some children may blame themselves for their parents' divorce, and subsequently harbor unrealistic expectations that they can bring their parents back together again. This prevents them from accepting
This will have caused from poor concentration, the child may also need specific help in their work and class before any sort of progress can be made. 2) Parental illness: a child may need to be looked after because their parents may be ill or cannot cope and as a result the child may have to leave the family home for a period. Throughout this time they may live in foster homes, residential schools or children’s homes. 3) Family breakdown: families break down for a number of reasons including the following substance like abuse, mental health problems, bereavement, parental illness and incapacity. The most dangerous cause of a child being removed from that situation for their own safety and well-being.
The divorce can also cause an unhappy environment for the children. The children may not like the person that their mom or dad has chosen to be with. This can cause conflicts between stepparents, parents, and children. Children would also have the mental problem of choosing which parent to live with. This can cause a child to be confused and stressed because of the love the child has for both parents.
Young people who are too harshly disciplined and whose rights and responsibilities as part of the family are not respected may dissociate themselves from adults, lose respect for adult society, and take aggressive action against society. A lack of discipline may also lead to delinquent behavior. Young people who do not learn moral conduct in their homes can fail to develop a firm sense of right and