When children are placed in institutions or in foster homes, family ties are broken. 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.
As we know, cases of neglected children has increased in recent years. The most common causes of neglected children is maltreatment, disadvantageous stages, family problems, etc.. In the countries where there is more prevalence of such cases, they have begun to form associations to help these children, to get them off the streets and to find them a decent home. Some of the associations are American Humane Association, ISPCAN (International Society For The Prevention Of Child Abuse And Neglect), among others. When neglected, these children are forced to work or beg for alms on the streets to survive, in addition to suffering the hazards found in these and abuses of those who seek to exploit them.
The biggest issue in Texas is the over population of children. Texas also has the second highest number of elementary schools due to the amount of children needing education. At this rate, the number of schools will increase and it will become more intense to fund each school. The problem with the overpopulation is that 1.7 million children live in poverty and many of them are segregated in poor neighborhoods. Along with poor neighborhoods, schools also come into play with inefficient resources for the students.
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,
Due to the judicial policies getting tougher on issues such as drug offenses and what they consider felonies, more and more people are going to prison. As of now, the United States has the highest rate of incarcerations. The inmates themselves are not only the only ones affected; 2.8 million children are left behind in the country after their parents are arrested (The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children: Needs and Responsive Services). Children of incarcerated parents do not really get the attention they need, leaving them to face many problems alone. These children tend to develop mental illnesses, awkward social skills, and they function very different than a child with a normal home setting.
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
Many refugees are detained in detention centres, and exposed to adverse conditions, resulting in psychological issues which health care providers are often ill equipped to handle. As a community health nurse we can support acculturation in order to allow these families the best possible
Schizophrenia, often it falls under genetic disease, but there are also environmental factors than can cause this disease, it has been found that life factors possible increase in the infection rate for schizophrenia personality, and autism disease (Progress in Neurobiology, 2011). So genetic test saves those children from receiving a difficult and tough life. The victim(children) are having difficulty living with the community makes them feel that they are different from normal kids, thus their condition to severe foil. This also raises the fear, anxiety and guilt felt by the mother and the family of the most important sources of psychological
Recent studies among various African populations indicate that rates of HIV infection in young women aged 15 to 19 may be five to six times higher than in young men. Social impacts – families bear the brunt of the misery caused by AIDS because those who fall ill become unable to work, forcing family members to care for them rather than producing food or income. Families are also subject to discrimination if they have members who are HIV-positive, often facing reduced access to publicly available social and economic
In 2009 the estimated number of impoverished families was more than 45 million, which is about 14.5 percent of the total U.S. population (Gongloff 2014). Majority of the poor Americans are white, but the poverty rate is much higher among minorities. Poverty can affect a child in many different ways. It can affect the whole child, the development of the child’s brain; it can also affect the child’s performance at school. Poverty can not only hinder a child, but it can also cause stress within the family.