There has been an astounding increase in the use of illegal drugs during pregnancy, therefore increasing the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Just a few short years ago, the babies who suffered through Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome were treated with drug therapy with medications such as Methadone, Morphine, or Clonidine in the neonatal intensive care unit. However, the prevalence of drug use in pregnancy and in turn neonatal abstinence syndrome has caused the newborn nursery to turn into a drug rehabilitation center for these babies. Several issues arise with the obstetrical healthcare team when taking care of these patients, such as a negative personal bias resulting from the negative stigma of drug use especially during
Correspondingly, releasing a baby into the care of a former drug addict runs the risk of relapse and is a danger to the future of the child. Due to lack of proper care, officials remove the child when a mother does not seek sobriety. With the mother undergoing so much change and barely grasping reality, she is in no condition to look after a baby, she must first help herself. Most hospital workers fail to convince mothers to enter into drug-treatment programs, and some mothers refuse the care-most being poor and uneducated women (Condon 2). These mothers are not able to give the right care for their children and risk the child’s safety. Whereas in some situations the mother might not even realize the extent as to how serious the case is. Separating
Robert’s father was a very intimidating man who yelled and otherwise verbally abused his son. He grew up a very skinny and shy child, never making friends. In his teen years Robert was even more of a recluse and could not talk to girls at his high school. He had a very bad stutter and therefor would get very nervous talking to girls. Robert also had a very bad case of acne which left his face scared. These two problem lead to Robert being bullied at school and abused at home. This was
In order to assure that the health needs of incarcerated pregnant women are met by prison and jail administrations it is important for them to know the profile of these women before they enter the facility. These prisons should have resources, staff, and information ready for these special groups of women. Since these women represent a small portion of the facility, it may be difficult to provide special healthcare needs. However, these women should not be treated as if they were a standard inmate when in fact they are not. Courts in certain states claim that pregnancy does not constitute as a serious medical need, basically meaning that being pregnant is not an illness or disability (UCLA Women Law Journal, 2010).
Family is one of the most important parts of life growing up. A strong family is what growing children need to be successful and have a bright future. Growing up in a family that is weak, does not have strong family ties and is violent leads to problems for the children and the parents, which is seen in Hillbilly Elegy and Evicted. Violence in families can affect children greatly, it can lead to second generations of poor communication between spouses and can be overall unhealthy for those living in that environment. J.D. Vance is immensely affected by his mother 's violent outbursts and multiple relationships. From the start J.D.’s mother was in and out of relationships and marriages, her second husband was Vance’s biological father, but in
Racism is defined as the poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race and the belief that one race is superior to the other (Merriam-Webster 2015). Many people do not see racism as a factor in our mental and physical health, but it is. Throughout the United States there have been several studies done to see how racism and discrimination can cause health problems and therefore health disparities in our society. A health disparity is defined as difference in morbidity, mortality, and access to healthcare (Dressler, Oths & Gravlee, 2005). All of these studies have one thing in common, that it is very clear that racism takes a toll on individuals’ health and is a major cause of health disparities
Christina sought treatment from the PATHway program to address her opioid use disorder. She reported misusing benzodiazepines and heroin since the age of 15. Since the onset of her drug use, she reported experimenting with a myriad of other drugs before settling on the use of benzodiazepines and heroin as her primary substances. She reported her method of use for heroin is intravenous and orally for the benzodiazepines. In addition to Christina’s opioid use disorder, she is also pregnant and carrying twins. Her pregnancy has been complicated by her drug use, and that complication has been further compounded by the absence of prenatal care throughout Christina’s first and partially into her second trimester. One benefit of receiving treatment from the PATHway is that in addition to addressing her opioid use disorder, the program is also able to provide services from high risk obstetricians, nurses, and other supporting medical
The strengths and resilience of African American single mothers has historically changed families and communities for the better. However, African American single mothers are often a vulnerable population at risk for poor physical and mental health with negative outcomes outweighing both their female and male counterparts (Hatcher, Rayens, Peden, & Hall, 2012). There has been numerous race comparative self-esteem studies and research on the effects of single parenthood on child and adolescent self-esteem. Yet few studies focus on the factors that impact both positive and negative self-esteem exclusively in African American mothers apart from their children. Most of what we know about the self-esteem of African Americans comes from children
Due to vast societal changes in the American 20th and 21st centuries, intimate life, from the perspective of the most recent generations, has evolved drastically. American youth has grown up in diverse households, witnessed the deterioration of gender roles, and have been effected by the longevity of today’s educational system. “The Social Construction of Sexuality” by Steven Seidman narrows in on the youth’s role in hook up culture, intimacies after college, and intimacy and parenthood among the poor.
Postpartum depression (PPD), interferes with daily living and can take a substantial toll on the physical and mental health of mother and child. An estimated 10-15% of young mothers reported feeling depressed within a year of giving birth and these women were likely less than high school educated, non-Hispanic black, unmarried, and covered by Medicaid for the delivery (Collins, Lin, and Garikapaty, 2011). Low-income women enrolled in state Medicaid programs may be at increased risk for developing postpartum depression, which can occur up to a year after giving birth ( Kozhimannil, Adams, Soumerai, Busch, & Huskamp, 2011).
The autobiography, A Child Called “It”, by Dave Pelzer is a remarkable story that follows Dave as a young boy. As an outsider, the Pelzer family would seem to be an ordinary family with two affectionate parents and four playful brothers. Although, in the interior of their house is an entirely contrasting image. Dave is constantly abused by his mother. She causes severe damage to his physical health by beating his emaciated body, torturing him in the bathtub by nearly drowning him, shoving chemicals down his throat, and forcing him to complete labor despite his serious wounds. Additionally his mother manipulates his mind by demanding him to sit in a “prisoner of war” position, rejecting any praise from school teachers, and treating him as a
Based on the results from the first grade report card and also the psychologist’s report at age 8, Will Jr. seems to be adapting well overall to the school environment and the social aspects that come along with it. Overall, his behavior has been appropriate for the average child of his age, (Virtual, n.d.). In the process, he has started to develop skills while working in a group. These skills have developed from the style of parenting employed during the development of Will Jr. Cooperative play and also respect for other were stressed while growing up. This type of cohesion while part of a group is also attributed to his role on a baseball team. While still early in the cycle of sports, sports have been shown to contribute to many skills
A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a plan that’s designed to teach reward positive behaviors. This can help prevent for stop problem behaviors in school. The BIP is based on the results of the FBA. The BIP describes the problem behavior, the reason the behavior occurs and the intervention strategies that will address the problem behavior. A BIP can help a child to learn problem solving skills and find better ways to respond in a situation.
The song “Brenda’s got a Baby” by famous rapper 2pac is not one of his more well known tunes, but doesn’t fail to captivate its listeners and make them think more about just how unique every individual on this planet is. Some for the good and some for the worse. Throughout the lyrics and music video for this song it gives the listener a harsh reality check on how hard some people have it in life and the tough decisions people are forced to make in tough times. “She tried to hide her pregnancy, from her family, Who really didn't care to see, or give a damn if she went out and had a church of kids, As long as when the check came they got first dibs.” In Brenda’s case, she is just a twelve year old girl growing up way too fast. She doesn’t have a great support system either. In this particular song the focus is on a problem big in 2pac’s hometown of East Harlem, where young girl’s were forced into prostitution at a young age. The purpose behind this song is to aware the country of a growing problem and to try and show no matter who you are, your life matters
Through my observations of the school counselor at Mountain View Middle School, I was able to observe a SST (Student Study Team) Meeting. An SST meeting is a group of individuals that are involved in the student’s life both at home and at school. The group of individuals include but not limited to teachers, parents, grandparent, counselors, school psychologist, principal, and assistant principal. SST meetings are an attempt to rectify and further examine a student’s academic, emotional and behavioral concerns. An SST Meeting opens the door for collaborative efforts to find those interventions to improve a student’s progress through school.