Maltreatment has a severe impact on a child’s current and future functioning and development regarding their emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and physical wellbeing.(Frederico 345). Different types of abuse, such as physical, emotional, and sexual have different consequences, but the consequences of all maltreatment, are likely to happen in three stages. Firstly, a child may have an initial reaction such as post-traumatic symptoms, painful emotions, and cognitive distortions. Secondly, children develop coping strategies that are aimed to help increase their safety or reduce their pain. Thirdly, a child 's sense of self-worth is damaged and develop the feeling of shame and hopelessness..
They could become depressed and lack dopamine in their brain from not feeling love enough. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter in the brain that is activated when a person feels loved or pleasured. The lack of dopamine in the brain can lead to “risk for future aggression” (Mattson) and the child could become distant from everyone and lash out when spoken to because they “misinterpret the behavior of
The CA Penal Code talks about physical abuse, which means other types of abuse are ignored. Therefor emotional abuse is not being enforced by the law because is the most difficult abuse to be define and most difficult to detect. Zoldak (2009) examples of emotional abuse are: threats, public humiliation, insults, jealous rages, accusations of infidelity, and isolation from friends and family (When Danger Hits Home, p.17). Emotional abuse “neglect” is one of the most common abuse in children. Children who experience abuse, including witnessing incidents of domestic violence, are at greater risk of having serious adult health problems.
The children are attached, but only on a “superficial level” (Robin). Furthermore, studies have shown that foster children have a higher chance of severe insecurities and attachment disorder (Harden). These disorders cause complications in future relationships. The long-term negative effects of this is the foster children maintain their suspicious and untrustful manners which makes it difficult for new bonds in relationships to form (Robin). As a result of attachment issues foster children tend to feel uneasy in the home they are placed in.
What a child sees can affect them in many ways. Exposure to interparental violence has been associated with the tendencies to worry in children. Consequently, children's anxiety is also affected by interparental violence and conflict. Additionally, interparental violence has been, linked to both internalizing and externalizing problems(Kelley 1025). Internalizing problems are negative behaviors and low self-esteem.
Instead of resorting to physical punishment, parents should attempt to understand why their children are acting out instead of rashly spanking them. If they are continuously punished, children will tend to hate their parents and other authoritative figures, like teachers, as well. Additionally, punishment like spanking may lead to the child to being emotionally stressed. Thirdly, misinterpretation is likely to occur with the spanking of kids. The children could build up bad ideas and mental
Worst Parts/Greatest Challenges: “Taking my work home could be the worst. Especially if it is one of those days where I felt I tried all I can to help a child but it seem not to work. Even the idea of mixing the children together can sometimes be nerve wrecking. In JDC there are kids who are criminals, and those who are there because of non-support custody issues. Honestly to me that is corrupting the minds of the children who never committed a crime, especially if it is consider a minor offense.”
Parents mostly view holding back the truth from their children as a simple means of protection of their children (Bridges, 2010). Parents seek to protect their children from being hurt by information that they view their children cannot handle (Lott, 2014). Matters such as separation of parents have seen to contribute a significant share of the lies that parents feed children. Parents assume that they can withhold the truth from their children about their marital issues thinking that they will tell the truth to their children later in life when they can understand the complexity of the matter at hand. Taking this example, when the children enquire about where their parents are when they are not at home.
studies shows that children with incarcerated parent demonstrate that even deeper and complex risk factor exist, for example, according to Dallaire, (2007). “Children with incarcerated parents may be particularly vulnerable to poor outcomes because of their exposure to an array of background, contextual, or sociodemographic risk factors such as poverty and single parenthood. They also are exposed to incarceration-related risk factors, that is, risk factors uniquely associated with parental imprisonment” (p. 441). Furthermore, she goes on to say, “Contextual risk factors. Sameroff et al.
Unfortunately, too often we as a nation also let them down. When they feel there is no where to turn, they shut down and isolate themselves. Not only does the distrust impact treatment, youths in foster care will continue to face substantial adversities upon aging out that may reinforce the idea that there is not safety and security in the world. Social Worker’s Role The primary role and responsibility of the clinical social worker in the group is the development and maintenance of a healthy functioning group.
Neglected children lack parental support, leaving the children with greater relational stress. Severe parental neglect has a damaging impact on a child’s language development, with many studies revealing significant impacts on receptive and expressive language delay (Sylvestre, 2010). Maltreatment can also have a huge effect on brain development, which can lead to cognitive, behavioral, affective, academic, and social functioning impairments. Impaired language performance is shown in maltreated children, with other issues in poor functioning on measures of visuospatial processing, memory and learning, and perceptual
Bullying also can cause numerous long term psychosocial impairments. These include impairment with mental and physical health, school functioning, and peer relations. Those involved in bullying repeatedly experience poor academic performance, and issues with conduct especially in school. Academic environments are frequently where the bullying takes place. Victims of bullying often have a decline in school performance due to the effects of anxiety and depression.
Parental dysfunctions play a role in sex offender’s behavior problems. According to Netland and Miner , they suggested that poor parental guidance is the one of the reasons why young male sex offenders commit sex offenses. It has been discovered that alcohol abuse during pregnancy can interfere with the development of the unborn children. This is also a reason why young sex offenders and non sex offenders committed crimes.
I thought that the issue child abuse was best suited for psychology because of all the emotional damage that the children go through, when children are abused their mental illnesses tend to start earlier on in life, which leads to hospitalizations for the mental illnesses or for the abuse, Children who are abused tend to have a higher rate of suicide attempts, substance abuse, and personality disorders. Young children may develop depression and be suicidal. Children who are abused tend to be withdrawn from social events and show violent behaviour. Older children tend to run away or abuse others themselves. This is bad because if they abuse others it just creates a violent cycle which has negative effects on both the people.