Physical and emotional abuse, including social ostracism, has short-term and long-term consequences for the mental and physical health of individuals who are the victims of it. The experience of abuse makes a child more likely to be affected by stressful environment and leads to a number of physical problems. In addition to this, child abuse negatively influences children 's cognitive skills, their ability to concentrate and participate in social situations. Some people might, however, believe that the hardship that an individual might overcome in his or her childhood might, in fact, positively influence his or her assertiveness and inner strength. The experience of abuse will not make a child stronger or more resistant to external social influences.
Natacha Phebe Professor Angela Blewitt ENC 1102 20 February 2018 Poverty effects on parents who have children Parents who have children in poverty can be stressful. The U.S. Department of Education has studied that poor children are more likely to fall behind in grade school by the age of eighteen. Parents who are struggling not being able to provide the needs for their child are unlikely to be supportive. Parents who are depressed act more harsh towards their child than loving parents which will cause the child to be more depressed seeing how loved other children are towards their parents. “It is reported that women, children, and the elderly are overrepresented among those with housing problems”.
One of the family factors responsible for crime is inadequate parenting. According to crime prevention research, certain kinds of parenting behavior or family environment form a high proclivity of juvenile involvement in crime. Poor parenting truly increases the risk of involvement in crime, and this can be reduce by improving the quality of parenting as proven by experiments designed to this discipline (Yoshikawa, H. 1994). Some of the parenting factors responsible for crime among juveniles include: parental neglect, which in most cases can happen due to large family size, which may lead to laxity in parental supervision. This can lead to juvenile involvement in crimes.
Divorce itself has many hardships on the parents as well as the child, but custody potentially creates even greater problems. Child custody can have a positive and a negative outcome on children. Most people lean more towards the idea that child custody has a negative impact because of what caused it in the first place, divorce. When parents can not come to the point where they can agree on where the child should live and other important decisions in the child’s life, guidance is required. This happens in mediation and or going to court.
hat have been developing to understand and explain the origins and causes of child abuse. Psychological Theories This theory focuses on the impulsive and psychological traits of the offenders. According to Corby (2000), often the individual abuser may have been abuse in childhood, thus causing abnormalities are responsible for abuse. i. Attachment Theory Bowlby (1951) talks about this theory whereby he explains that the separation of a child from the mother in the first five years may lead to psychological and social difficulties in later life. A child feels psychologically secured and physically protected with the bonding and attachment from his mother.
Because the development of delinquency in youth is influenced by numerous factors, prevention efforts need to be comprehensive in scope. Prevention services may include activities such as substance abuse education and treatment, family counseling, youth mentoring, parenting education, educational support, and youth sheltering. Increasing availability and use of family planning services, including education and contraceptives helps to reduce unintended pregnancy and unwanted births, which are risk factors for delinquency . It has been noted that often interventions may leave at-risk children worse off then if there had never been an intervention. This is due primarily to the fact that placing large groups of at risk children together only propagates delinquent or violent behavior.
Besides, the long term ever growing behavioral, social and thinking results of child abuse on victimized kids are additional. Research conducted on child maltreatment give enough knowledge and understanding which can benefits sufferers of ill-treatment, or neglect, etc. Such victims also need to be given equal attention just as burn victims, sufferers of infections or genetic diseases, etc. Such victims are also socially dormant or lack self-confidence. They are also not active politically.
It can be seen quickly in early childhood education, especially because it is more likely to be weaker in poorer areas and children living in poverty. In the words of researcher Boghani, they acknowledge the fact that several studies show that children who are raised and grew up in poverty have a difficulty of escaping poverty once they become adults (Boghani, 2017). For example, a 2009 study by the National Center for Children in Poverty, researchers found that children who lived in poverty were more likely to experience poverty when becoming adults, as well as their likelihood of being poor in adulthood increased with the number of years that they lived in poverty as a child (Fass, Dinan & Aratani, Y.,
Children who grow up with divorced parents have many adjustment difficulties. There is a strong impact of divorce, and understanding it helps the growing area of research. Preschool age children may specifically become belligerent or overly attached, grade school children may show new behaviors such as rejecting school (Kelly 1). Middle high school aged children may lack motivation, find negative influences, experiment sexually, or engage in self-harmful activities (Kelly 1). Other behaviors that are common are refusal to spend time with one parent, becoming overburdened with responsibilities and other behaviors likely serve to meet the child’s needs, and feeling guilty.
This could lead to hysteria, and other complications in adulthood (Richmond). The Social Learning Theory (SLT) maintains that children develop patterns of violent or delinquent behavior through imitation. For instance, if a child is being beaten at home, then the child will revert to doing so to other children at school. The Social Control Theory (SCT) says that individuals have a natural tendency towards crime and violence
The most common psychological problems developed by these children are ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder. Many children suffer from attachment disorders from their foster families when taken in at a young age. Removing children from their home has proved to be traumatic to the psychological development of the child, thus creating a tough decision for child protective services when children cannot be taken in by family members (Lohr & Jones, 2016). Researchers have found that children who are in foster homes or congregate homes are more likely to be put on psychiatric medications including antianxiety, antipsychotics, stimulants, and
When a child is placed into foster care, many times they have trouble adjusting. This may be caused by developmental delay. In an article, by Brenda Harden, she states that, “Moreover, research demonstrates that children exposed to violent, dangerous, and/or highly unstable environments are more likely to experience developmental difficulties.1 Children exposed to violence within their homes experience the most deleterious outcomes. For example, children exposed to physical maltreatment often experience impairments in their physical health, cognitive development, academic achievement, interpersonal relationships, and mental health.” Most children are more likely to experience problems if it has to do with violence or abuse before they were taken away and placed into the system. Those are the children that have more severe problems which will most likely lead to long