Which can be easily interpreted that children with incarcerated parents carry adverse childhood experience (ACE’s) that inhibits the child from properly developing mentally and that these risk factors are a major barrier for this at-risk population to cope with every day situation which places them at risk both behaviorally and educationally. Another example according to Smith & Young (2017), “Also children of incarcerated parents suffer from a variety of physical and social issues such as migraines, depression,
Many homeless children become mentally ill due to the constant stress and trauma being faced. This is still a widespread issue today and is trying to be stopped through several different government acts. Through these acts, the social issue of homelessness in children can be
The foster care system is not always a good choice. Even with having good intentions there are many terrible experiences. Developmental issues continue to be a problem with children in foster care. As a foster child most intentions are to have the child adopted, yet in many cases they bounce from foster home to foster home. In the article, “Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care” by the committee
Although the affects that divorce has on a child differs depending on the child, and their unique circumstances, years of research continue to reveal the negative effects and influence it is has on children and the development of their personality. While it is not guaranteed that divorce will alter a child's personality, it does greatly increase the possibility. No matter what age a child is, divorce introduces a massive change into their life. Adjusting to this monumental life change can cause a child to suffer from symptoms of psychological distress, and emotional scars that could possibly last into adulthood. A child suffering emotionally from their parents' divorce could develop new personality traits as coping mechanisms in an attempt to deal with their deep and lasting emotional trauma.
This type of family will greatly affect the behavior of the child because the parent’s (either mother or father) attention will be shifted to their new spouses and sometimes forget their children. This will give a big impact to the behavior of the child because he or she feels neglected or loneliness. But the major composition of a family that surely gives a big impact to the child is a broken family. The family can be broken in a variety of ways; Divorce, annulment, separation, desertion, and death mean that the family is structurally incomplete. When children are placed in institutions or in foster homes, family ties are broken.
Childhood Victimization is one of the most researched areas relating to the consequences of victimization involves child maltreatment, including how victimization by caregivers, peers, and others affects children and adolescents. The vast body of research on these topics suggests that there are both short- and long-term physical and mental health consequences for children and adolescents. Immediate physical consequences of child abuse include physical injuries such as fractures, bruises, burns, subdural hematomas, and traumatic brain injuries. Neglect can lead to vitamin deﬁciencies, obesity, untreated medical conditions, and injuries incurred due to a lack of supervision. In terms of mental health, child maltreatment is associated with lack
Children who experienced conflict‐related trauma and met criteria for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to psychological trauma, were often associated with poor school achievement and memory impairments (Elbert and Schauer, 2009). Indirect effects of armed conflict, such as losing caregivers and support networks are also damaging to a child’s well‐being and healthy development (Betancourt and Khan, 2008). Conflict often destroys informal social networks for children and disrupts community structures, and children may be forced to be self‐ sufficient (UNICEF April 2009). Children physically disabled through armed conflict may have health and educational concerns that will decrease ability to thrive and live healthy lives (Miller,
Sadly even more children are abused than actually reported, “research has revealed alarming rates of abuse in foster care. One independent study after another has found abuse in one-quarter to one-third of foster homes, and the rate in group homes and institutions is even higher. And for reasons related to study methodology...even those figures almost certainly are underestimates” (Richard Wexler). According to Wexler a majority of figures addressing the number of children abused are put together by the child welfare agencies. Which means that to make their programs look better they have a tendency to overlook warning signs of abuse within a youth’s foster
They most likely will avoid or overly please the abuser, perform poorly in school performances, get angry quicker or easier, cry, have anxiety, complain about their lives, be antisocial, and they might even express their sad or suicidal thoughts (Child Abuse & Neglect: Facts on Statistics & Symptoms”). If abuse is severe, it might cause them to be traumatized and develop posttraumatic stress. Victims attempt to avoid trauma related things. It can push them towards impulsive actions that less frantic people would avoid (“Effects of Child
To start with, it is harmful to self-esteem and academic achievement of children. A severe and demanding parenting would result in parental pressure, children often feel despairing (Masayo, Ayuko, Keiichiro,Toshinori 2013 ; Shek 1999). Since children lack the personal experience, they are difficult to find a method to express feeling and notion. It might finally give rise to the psychological problem that does harm to their mental health development. In addition, it might cause deterioration in the family relationship.