Advocacy ensures that people who are vulnerable have a voice for the voiceless on their behalf for the injustice and policies that may impact them directly. “Advocacy promotes equality, social justice and social inclusion” (Dalrymple & Boylan, 2013, p.203). Advocacy is helping or assisting an individual in acquiring the services they need. “Advocacy involves stepping forward on the behalf of the client to promote fair and equitable treatment or gain needed resources” (Zastrow, 2013, p. 46). Today’s societal influences have a great impact on the successful life style in which we want our kids to achieve in society. Being proficient enough to spot these issues before they arrive will help tremendously with child advocacy. When advocating these …show more content…
Billy have resided with five different foster care families and physically abused by his biological parents. Some risk factors include being arrested for shoplifting, vandalizing cars and having a bad history of several school issues. The neighborhood in which Billy currently live in most gangs that are recruited consist of 50 % Hispanic and have a high crime rate with several gang related incidents per week. Since Billy is Hispanic this is a great risk factors for pressure to join the gangs because they provide a false sense of family to young recruits who are easily convinced that they have no family except the gang members. In a neighborhood such as this it will be very hard for Billy to be successful because of all the negative events that take place around him. According to textbook antisocial behavior ultimately leads young people to join deviant peer groups for support and acceptance. (McWhirter, et al, 2013). Therefore, Billy is more focused on being a part of the system in place instead of getting out and being a successful young …show more content…
Billy is a minor, so I must receive an informed written consent. At the start of treatment, I will have a conversation with the foster parent of Billy’s about confidentiality and boundaries. I will make sure that Billy and his foster parents has a clear understanding of what types of information we will have to disclose. The information given will only be the minimum amount allowed.
A key legal consideration that must be addressed is Billy having a weapon on school property. Schools have a no tolerance policy for weapons. A juvenile convicted of a weapons possession offense can also be ordered into a group home, juvenile detention center, weekend detention program, a summer “boot camp” program, or other form of detention. (AACP et al., 2015). We have a duty to report any situation where there is a reason for concern for the safety of any
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Introduction Juvenile delinquency due to gang relation has increased drastically. Many people fail to realize that gangs have a considerable influence on the decisions juveniles are making. Adolescents are easily influenced by the members of the gangs and manipulated to commit certain crimes. As juveniles they are not mentally and emotionally mature to make such critical decisions, which in turn allow gang members to manipulate and control the youth they recruit. Juveniles become a part of gangs for several reasons, including, gaining protection, governmental, and social issues.
I strongly agree books can play a significant role in our lives. Using the book “Tyrell,” by Cole Booth displays how he overcame adversity he faced by standing up for himself and staying optimistic. Tyrell was an 18-year-old boy who lived in a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn and wound up joining a fierce gang called “Bone Thugs.” As part of the gang, Tyrell was on a bad path and was at risk of not graduating high school.
Billy's father disappeared early in his life, so his brother, mother, and he moved to Indiana and later to Kansas. When Billy was 15, his mother died and Billy began to get into trouble. He could be charming and polite one moment, then outraged and violent the next. This vioence was key during his heists and robberies. He looked like a nice, respectable "kid", which he used to his advantage.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 This is a guide to how organisations must work with other services and individually to fulfil their duties to safeguard children and promote their welfare. Children Act 2004 After the death of 8-year-old Victoria Climbie at the hands of her carers, an independent inquiry led to Every Child Matters policy which led to the Children Act 2004. This act includes: • A duty for key agencies to safeguard children. • The local authority to set up a Local Safeguarding Children’s
PERSUASIVE SPEECH OUTLINE Topic: Foster Care/Adoption Specific Purpose: To Improve foster care around the world Thesis Statement: Consequently, we need to do something to make adoption easier and better not only in the United States, but all over the world. I. INTRODUCTION A. Attention material/Credibility Material: In my last speech, I told you about some of the problems with the foster care system and how I was an eight-month-old baby that was placed in the foster care system. I don’t know much about my biological parents and I don’t know if I really want to know.
The overarching goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) is to protect children from instances of future abuse or neglect. In general, CPS is responsible for investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect, to initiate child protective proceedings and place children into foster homes when needed, with each state taking a different approach in how their agency is structured and operated. In the state of New York, CPS “first obligation is to help the family with services to prevent its break-up or to reunite it if the child has already left home” (FindLaw, 2016). The protection of the child focuses “on the child in the context of the family, and recognizes the value of the family to the child” (NY Committee on Children and Families, 2001).
Tragedy in Child Protection There are many flaws throughout the child welfare system that can hinder its overall goal of protecting children. There have been several cases in child protection that have resulted in tragedy, either within the foster care system itself, or in the child’s biological home. Child Protective Services (CPS) is a government agency that exists to protect children from neglect and/or maltreatment. The purpose of CPS is to ensure that the child is in a safe environment. There are a considerable amount of cases where CPS workers did not protect the children by not placing them in adequate environments.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law enacted in 1990 and reauthorized in 1997 and 2004. It is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities by ensuring that everyone receives a free appropriate public education (FAPE), regardless of ability. Furthermore, IDEA strives not only to grant equal access to students with disabilities, but also to provide additional special education services and procedural safeguards. Special education services are individualized to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities and are provided in the least restrictive environment. Special education may include individual or small group instruction, curriculum or teaching modifications, assistive technology,
In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers, who are getting involved in some dangerous things very early in life. In the novel The Outsiders, the “Greasers” which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as murder. We as a society need to pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. We also need to help people get out of gangs if they are already in one.
Gang violence is a growing problem in this world. No parent would like to imagine their kids dealing with weapons or being threatened by them. These violence’s affects each child individually and their families as well. These gangs recruit multiple different individuals for many reasons such as bribery, family traditions, or even threatening. Although, many kids feel like they have to be a part of it but there are many resources out in this world to prevent them from believing so.
You should also have a good understanding of child development so that you can assess whether a child is developing appropriately for his/her age. The revised EYFS includes examples of adults’ behaviour which might be signs of abuse and neglect. If staff become aware of any such signs, they should respond appropriately in order to safeguard children. Even though confidentiality is paramount, it is important to note that reporting serious safeguarding concerns overrides a family 's right to privacy. All childcare providers must have, and implement, a safeguarding policy and procedures, which should be in line with the guidance and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Policies are put in place for people to follow not only in the government setting but also in much smaller settings. According to Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016) defines policy as a clearly stated or implicit procedure, plan, rule, or stance concerning some issue that serves to guide decision making and behavior (p. 87). In the social work field policies are put into place so that there is guarantee that all clients are treated with the same respect and are offered the resources that are available to them in their community. In this paper I will discuss policies that are in place for children that are being abused and what is in place to help them. Not only are we concerned with if these policies are working but also how are they being paid
Youth violence in school continues to be a significant issue in the United States and research has repeatedly acknowledged being in a gang as one of the main causes of the violence in youths (Egley, Howell, & Harris, 2014; Huizinga & Lovegrove, 2009; Miller, 2001; Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). Youth violence can range from bullying, pushing/shoving, or emotional harm to gang violence or assault, with or without a weapon (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Research shows that in recent years, gang activity has been steadily growing—outward from larger cities (Egley, Howell, & Harris, 2014)—and about 8 percent of the youths, who surveyed for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, had belonged to a gang at some point between the
Nursing has never been simple or easy, nor is serving as a patient advocate. However, it is important to include advocacy as a part of nursing. Advocacy is standing up for the rights of all individuals and must include interpersonal relationships between nurses, patients, professional colleagues, and the public. Nightingale’s experiences in nursing demonstrated to her the value of advocating for nurses and patients.
In a layman’s term, advocacy is the move to make the voice of the marginalised and vulnerable people heard. Everybody have rights and needs that must be met but some group of people, due to their inability or difficulty to voice out their minds, are unable to meet these needs or demand for their rights and entitlements; when it comes to making decisions that pertain to their lives, their voice and feelings are (sometimes) being ignored and they are treated as if they do not exist. Advocacy is the forum through which the rights of the marginalised are campaigned, and through where appropriate quarters are challenged for these group’s exclusion. According to Solomam (1985), it “involves either an individual or group, or their representatives, pressing their case with