Growing up in a happy home can benefit children by protecting them from these social and pathological problems. However, the divorce rate in the United States is near 40%, meaning that many children are not living in happy homes. Children who experience their parents’ divorce also are at risk for mental, educational, and physical problems. Most spouses going through a divorce care deeply about their children, and want what is best for them. In some cases, parents will stay in an unhappy marriage in an effort to try to protect their children.
The study by Child Abuse and Neglect and the Brain—A Review Authors Danya Glaser First published: January 2000Full publication history DOI: 10.1111/1469-7610.00551, that the shows that injury can cause some terrible affects to the brain which in turn affects the attachment with the child and parent. Whole this damage of the brain can affect the physical ability to have secure attachment, issues relating to the cognitive ad emotions; behaviour of the child also comes into play. A child who has is unaware of the response from the carer giver will have unsecure attempt (reference text
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
But there are psychologically as well as legally broken homes. Mavis Hetherington reports that in the year following the break up, children in broken families are more likely to suffer psychological distress, but in the long run they can cope more successfully than children in intact families where parents do not get along. Numerous studies confirm that most children are adversely affected by the divorce of their parents and the struggle of the custodial parent to provide for the well-being of the children in the absence of the other parent. Quite often the important element is not that the home is broken, but the process of disorganization and disintegration that preceded it. In a broad sense, family disorganization means a breakdown of unity, loyalty, consensus, and the normal functioning of the family unit; but, in a more restricted sense, a broken home is one in which the marriage relation has been severed or the children are separated from their parents and this has a great impact on the child’s
It has been suggested that the long-term consequences of parental divorce for adult attainment and quality of life may prove to be more serious than the short-term emotional and social problems noted in childhood (Amato and Keith, 1991). Effects of divorce on children and young adults, relatively little is known about the continuing effects of parental divorce in the adult life course. The rare prospective studies of the psychosocial functioning of adults have shown that parental divorce during childhood has a long-term negative impact on adult psychological health, behavior, socioeconomic and marital status, and marital quality (Cherlin et al. 1998; Gilman et al.2003; Hope et al.1998; Rogers et al.1997; Wallerstein and Lewis
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,
In literature, loss of innocence refers to an adolescent character who experiences an event that leads to a greater awareness of pain and suffering which profoundly reshapes their life. The loss of a loved one at a young age can cause disruption and irreparable damage to the innocent mind. After a tragedy of losing a loved one, the naïve mind is ill-equipped to deal with the loss, which can cause it to spiral out of control. Esther and Holden are two fictional characters who are both unfortunate enough to experience this trauma during their adolescence and both suffer the negative mental consequences. Throughout The Bell Jar and The Catcher in the Rye, Plath and Salinger use their protagonists’ to demonstrate the motif of loss of innocence, caused by tragic events in their youth, to teach the reader that buried childhood trauma can have a negative impact on mental health.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes a person to have an unrealistic view of themselves and expecting others to view things the same way they do. It can lead to impulsive behaviors, poor work ethic, and difficulty maintaining healthy relationships. These behaviours are not considered positive or acceptable qualities and can have a negative impact on the child and their future. Review of Articles These four articles all touch on the topic of narcissism and the major influence a parent has on the way their children behave, think, and socialize when they become adults.
Physically, children can suffer from brain injury, mental retardation, concussion, seizures, and it may lead to death. If abuse is used during someone’s childhood it may cause borderline, narcissistic, histrionic personality disorder. Older people may suffer from other symptoms like neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, heart, and gastrointestinal ailments. Sometimes adults or friends can tell when people are being abused at home or in a relationship. 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”).
The articles main focus is to examine older youth within the foster care system and their reaction to psychological instability. The different stages of growth throughout the child/children life and what might have been the trigger to offset a change. A lot of mental disabilities are cause from a combination of dramatic factors (sexual assault, abandonment as a child, neglect) drugs, and/or alcohol. The method in which was used to gather data was Diagnostic interview Schedule for DSM-IV.
One in eight children are diagnosed with anxiety. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. That can be prevented or the effects can be lessened by attending therapy.
Family dissolution and eventual reconstruction is not an uncommon experience in the United States. Focusing specifically on a child’s ability to adjust positively to having a stepparent could assist family life educators to develop ways that potentially make this transition easier for children and adults who struggle with this shift. The following is an overview of a blended family whose members all had different perspectives on how they viewed being involved in a blended family dynamic. The purpose of this in-depth look at a blended family is to further explore the relationships between stepparents and stepchildren and the correlation, if any, to a child’s ability to have a positive reaction to adjusting to a new family dynamic.