Unit 201 Outcome 3 Essay

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Unit 201 – Child and young person development Outcome 3 – Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development 3.1: Identify the transitions experienced by most children and young people: * Moving school – i.e. from Primary to Secondary or from school to another * Moving house – i.e. to a new area. The child/young person must settle and adapt to the new area, find a new school, make new friends. * New sibling/family member – i.e. a baby brother, adoptive sibling, long lost relative * Puberty * Changing class/teacher/going up a year i.e. A teacher that has left has been replaced, young person has been put up or down a set in Secondary school 3.2: Identify transitions that only some children and young people may experience: * Family bereavement –i.e. death of a parent (s), grandparent (s). May lead to child/young person to become orphaned * Being adopted/put into care – i.e. becoming an orphan or parent(s)/guardians no longer able to care for child/young person * Divorce of parents/guardians * Bereavement of a friend or loved one – i.e. a family pet * Moving abroad * Discovering that child/young person has been adopted 3.3 Describe with examples how transitions may affect children and young people’s behaviour: All transitions affect children and young but with varying degrees and in different ways. Children may react very differently to a transition, depending on how other people react to the transitions and when it happens. For example, going up a year in Year 1 may make the child feel displaced, unfamiliar, insecure and stressed. They will be uncertain of whether or not they will get on with the new teacher, any potentially new classmates and whether or not they like the classroom environment. If they do not adapt or problems arise with this transition than the child may start to

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