The children’s rights website stated that, “On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.”() All of those children have to be reminded daily that the foster care system has a lot of problems in it. Most of these children are put in some of the most unbearable situations. The foster system has numerous problems that I think can and should be solved. This includes: children not having an education, foster parents and children not having a connection, children facing both sexual and physical abuse, financial problems, and children aging out of the system. There are many more problems with the foster care system but I think that these are the main problems that should be addressed and solved.
Children and adolescents in foster care represent a highly traumatized population and are at an elevated risk of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These youths experience a wide range of trauma ranging from familial separation, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, neglect, bereavement, and domestic/community violence. As of September 30, 2014, there were approximately 415,129 children placed in foster care (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015). The number of children entering the foster care system has dramatically increased in recent decades, and research suggests the surge is due to the rising number of neglect cases associated with parental drug/alcohol abuse, poverty, homelessness, AIDS, and domestic violence
Yamaguchi, et al (2013) reflected that there are many barriers at the systemic, individual, and provider influencing the aspects of individual seeks or receives the services. It can be said that the majority of children with the mental health issues fail to receive the services required, but some of them receive these services from their schools. Wei, et al (2013) provided that the schools provide more than seventy percent of the mental health services that school going children receive. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act held schools responsible for providing supporting services to the children being identified as
Girls are likely to show confidence and enjoyment in their writing abilities, which may increase their attainment in schools. Girls also tend to build stronger relationships with teachers, gain class nobilities and progress towards higher education (Duckworth & Seligman 2006). These are shown to be influential factors towards outperforming in schools. Conversely, boys’ academic ‘underachieving’ may be due to misbehaviour in schools, as evidence implies boys are one and-a-half times more likely than girls to experience grade retention, teaching assistance services, exclusion and school dropouts (Entwisle et al 2007). It is also suggested boys are less motivated to learn and have difficulties focusing and paying attention in school, some even may become overly optimistic about their academic ability which results in lack of effort (Long et al 2011).
Schools around the nation are seeing an increase in the amount of students being born drug effected. Sensory processing is believed to play a big part in their learning difficulties and struggles with transitioning and focusing. Referrals to the Occupational Therapist has increased tenfold over the last three years. A majority of the students are qualified and serviced for sensory processing difficulties not for a deficiency in their fine motor skills. However, the benefit of receiving services for sensory processing was not in evidences, students continue to still struggle with the same difficulties in their classroom.
First and only children receive more attention from and interaction with parents than those who arrive later. Parenting style influence self-esteem. Parenting style is defined as the child-rearing practices and interactive behaviors which have been developed and implemented by parents (Schwartz & Scott, 2003). It affects the development of childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, especially in the early childhood. And there are four types of parenting style: Authoritative, authoritarian, uninvolved and permissive.
Children with ADHD Attention Psychiatric Association says that up to 11% of children in the U.S have been diagnosed with ADHD. This is a concerning percentage considering the possibility for misdiagnosis. Many children have been misdiagnosed with ADHD due to parents being overwhelmed by their high energy children, Schools not questioning a misdiagnosis because they get more funding for a child with a mental handicap, and because doctors choose the easy way out when treating a child with high energy. The first reason why children are being misdiagnosed for ADHD because parents are being overwhelmed by their high energy children. “The child 's only advocate is the parent who lacked the courage to apply discipline” (Guelph Murphy 2006).
Over the course of the years, corporal punishment has been controversially spoken about whether if it’s an effective or barbaric method of discipline to raise a child. According to Elizabeth Gershoff (2010), after conducting a meta-analytic scientific research on the intended and unintended effects of corporal punishment in children she concluded that the harm from corporal punishment outweigh any benefit of immediate child compliance. The effects of corporal punishment in children are many but among them, in this essay I will solely discuss about the effects of increased aggressive behavior, mental health problems, and eroded quality of children’s relationships with their parents. Increased
Parents of children who are diagnosed with either Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD tend to parent using either authoritarian or permissive parenting styles. Parents are more likely to become stressed due to raising a child with either ADHD or ASD. The goal was to figure out the links between parenting styles, parenting stress, and a child executive functioning. Through their findings they discovered parents of children with ADHD had more stress than parents of children with ASD, but when lower executive functioning occurred in those with ASD the results switched. However, both parents of ADHD and ASD children were more likely to be of permissive or authoritarian parenting