Essay On Residential Mobility

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Poverty has been shown to lead to residential mobility. Residential mobility or simply put as moving can cause different developmental problems. Children that have moved around more have shown poor psychological adjustments, have a harder time making close friends and have more academic troubles. These children tend to have smaller and/or weaker social networks. According to Ferguson "Adolescents with more frequent moves tend to have diminished social networks and hold comparatively less central positions therein and are vulnerable to earlier onset of sexual activity"(448). Poor mental health has been associated, with adults who have frequently moved around a lot as a child. Social relationships later in life, are often strained in those, who moved frequently as a child. Residential instability during childhood can cause…show more content…
Seeing that most children in foster care were, taken away from unfit parents a lot of these children have faced some, type of maltreatment. "Proponents of foster care note that 70– 80% of children in out of home placements have been maltreated in the home of origin..."(Lawrence 58). Because maltreatment is common before placement, poor development outcomes are a risk. Foster children are at risk of falling behind in development, and up to 80% of foster children have a developmental problem. Experiencing rejection and parental unavailability can cause, children develop behavioral patterns that have negative consequences for socio-emotional development. Multi placement in foster care has been linked, to poor social functioning as well as, emotional difficulties. There are also negative impacts on child behavior when there are multiple placement changes. It makes it hard for children to have a good relationship with their foster parents when they 've, had multiple changes in placement. There are frequent, anxiety and depression diagnoses among foster
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