Imagine being a child imprisoned for committing a crime for which you did not understand the consequences. Alone and afraid, with only hardened criminals and psychopaths as adult role models, you live in fear. Through a vicious combination of physical, sexual, emotional, and mental abuse, there is no option but to turn back to crime as an adult, and continue the cycle. This is a daily reality for thousands of American juveniles. Yet, we continue to call it the juvenile justice system.
They often make poor choices that lead to their children going into foster care. Foster care is the temporary placement of a child in a new home. Today, I will be explaining what foster care is, the effects of foster care, and the process of adoption after a while of care. On any given day, there are about 482,000 children in the foster care system. My hope for the future is that people can learn more about foster care and realize how big of a problem this actually is.
“Youth incarceration, in particular, exploded: by 1997, more than 107,000 kids were behind bars, only about a quarter for violent offenses.” (This quote explains how many kids are in adults prisons now. Many kids are suffering because they grew up with a bad future already. When you start off bad it's hard to rise to the top. Kids are young and without guidance of parents, kids will do stupid things. We all want attention, that's what kids are
This is why it is important to work with parents and include them as they know their child very well. (HM Government, 2010). In my setting the parents were very important when the transition was taking place because the practitioners didn’t know the children before they came to the setting so the parents had to pass on all the important information about their children to the practitioners so they are aware of any medical conditions. Also in my setting the practitioners have set up a day once a month for the parents to come in for the session with their children to play and see how they have settled in so far. This gives the parents opportunity to be involved in their children’s life in the
Prison Overcrowding Prison overcrowding is a current issue that the United States is trying to resolve since prison population has dramatically increased starting from the 1980s. Prison overcrowding is when the prison population exceeds the prison’s capacity which then can create many problems for the prisoners and the society. Some of the problems related to the overcrowding can be related to the inmate’s health, reentry, and control. Only felons with sentences longer than a year are the ones serving time in prisons. Some of the felons are being released earlier than their mandatory time because there is not sufficient space in prison for them to serve their time.
safeguarding is that health practitioners and organisations work together and remain in contact but only discuss certain people that they are working with and only discuss certain aspects. This is important because miscommunication can lead to large discrepancies and can cause problems for the person if all aspects of their case are not informed and are up to date. One main principle when safeguarding children is to make sure that they are growing up in circumstances that allow them to feel safe and are given effective care. This is so children feel safe and comfortable in their home life so that they can flourish and grow up to fill their potential. (Care Quality Commission, 2018) We need safeguarding as a way to keep health practitioners within the legislation and so that they are giving all service users to best quality of care that they possibly can and safeguarding helps them to do this.
Rehabilitation in Prison Prison is one of the main sources of punishment as well as rehabilitation in the United States and began as penitentiaries designed to form a more perfect society but quickly became overcrowded, understaffed and dangerous places. The prison system of today fails to meet the needs of the current situation in the United States and requires the cooperation of the public, prison officials as well as the government to fix our broken prison system. Prisons in the United States are currently not focusing enough on rehabilitation and using outdated methods causing psychological trauma leading to a higher chance of criminals returning to a life of crime. Two of the main problems of the prison system in the United States
Teenagers should be going to school instead of being in jail everyday. If teens don't want to be in jail then they should be doing good things instead of bad things. They can also not go to jail they have to learn their lesson. So remember make sure you don't do any bad things unless you wanted to be convicted as
The prison system is a very complex industry and, believe it or not, is one of the main reasons that the incarceration rates of people continue to rise in the United States. Interestingly enough, the system that is created to punish the offenders, actually helps the prisoners learn from within the system only to return to jail when released into society because of its culture. Furthermore, the real reason for the increase in occupants is because of what is currently an epidemic in the United States. Are there any factors that shed light onto why this is? For example, does race play a factor since there are more blacks in prisons than whites?
As a parent their duty is to be a role model for the child show the child the correct and mental stability that it is in. Becoming a role model means helping and showing guidance and support towards the child. Coming into a new home the child might have trust issues, might be shy, a little rude, scared. Depending on what has happened to the child in the past everyone has a different background story but don’t pressure the child to open up he/she will adapt differently towards other. People can’t one day wake up and think “ I want to become a foster/adoptive parent today”.
There are a variety of factors that a judge will use to determine the specifics of a visitation order. First and foremost is always the best interests of the child. In addition, the age of the child, his or her relationship with the visiting parent, how close the visiting parent lives to the child, the health of the child, and the ability of the visiting parent to care for the child will all be taken into consideration by a judge when finalizing a visitation agreement. If one or both parents become dissatisfied with the visitation agreement, they may seek to alter it. Generally, if both parents agree to a change it will be allowed by the court.
As the male prison population increases, so does the number of children with fathers in prison (Bushfield, 2004). Three out of every five men in prison are fathers (Arditti, Smock, S, & Parkman, T, 2003). One out of 28 children had an incarcerated parent (Geller, 2013). Fathers that are living in a jail cell have a hard time handing the relationships that connect them to the outside world. One relationship that is significantly affected by incarceration is the child- father relationship.
One of the scariest moments as a parent was when I dropped my child off to school on her first day of kindergarten. It was at that moment I had to put my trust in a complete stranger, as they would take care of my child for the next seven hours. I would imagine the parents would contact the administration to seek additional information deeming the teacher as competent. As an administrator I would listen to the concerns of the parents. In addition, I would let them know that all teachers are observed/evaluated to ensure the students are receiving proper instruction.
The article reviewed the issues that occur in a child’s life in regard to their education when their parents are incarcerated. Vacca points out that the children of parents that are incarcerated often “experience emotional withdrawal, failure in school, delinquency, and the risk of intergenerational incarceration” (49). He also suggests that many people in our society do not realize that these children “…often they lack any positive intervention from homes and community agencies” which allows them to fall through the cracks (Vacca
Back to School: How to Keep Tabs on the Kids while you are Away If you have school-age kids, it is likely that they have recently started back to school. While parents are excited to see their little ones growing and expanding their minds, there are also many concerns that go along with being back in school; mainly with keeping tabs on the kids while you are away. One of the main concerns that parents have revolves around what happens with their kids after they get out of school for the day. Since the majority of parents work outside of the home, keeping their kids safe is a major priority. Parents have found that daycare is not always an option for their kids.