Joseph A. Doyle Jr. (2007) discusses, “Children investigated for abuse or neglect are not tracked over time in a systematic way.” (p.1584). If the foster system does not efficiently track the wellbeing of these children, it makes it difficult to provide all the necessary support for them. Providing a program that will help track, transition, and counsel these children will greatly impact the overall improvement of the foster system. Foster care was not meant to be a permanent solution for these children. It was not developed to traumatize or negatively impact the outcome for the children place in the system.
It is imperative to spread an awareness on the resilience gap of these abused children and to educate communities on how to create environments that foster resilience for these children. One of the contributing factors of resilience is for these children to have a stable and caring relationship with an adult, which is not always available for these children, especially those that are removed from their home for safety reasons and are bounced between homes; however, it is something that can be created with time and effort. There are existing mentoring programs, but more research needs to be done to ensure their reach is catching the needs of these abused children, perhaps reevaluating existing programs and expanding them to ensure the needs of this vulnerable population are met; hence creating that stable, caring
This optimal living was a new and improved version of public housing for the poor. With foster care children could be placed with real families that would care for them and in these homes they would have the opportunity to learn life skills and lessons that would help better themselves so one day they have the chance
Not only do transracial adoptees do poorly in school, but it could affect them mentally too. Studies on the health, social, and psychological outcomes of transracial adoptive children portray how they will adapt to their new families (Thomas, 2016). Even if a child looks happy you may never know what happens at school or how they feel internally. Children may be bullied and face racial discrimination. Studies have shown that racial discrimination causes low self-esteem, stress, and depressive symptoms (Dolan, 2015).
Emotional abuse is also a major player when it comes to affecting the mentalities of children. Emotional abuse can harrow on the mind of a child forever. The phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me” is one of the most inaccurate sayings. Often children who grew up “in homes where they are constantly berated and belittled may experience self-confidence and anger problems” (“Emotional Abuse Signs, Symptoms and Effects”) that can later lead to them lashing out with their emotions. It is proven that children who are emotionally abused can “struggle to control strong emotions or have extreme outbursts” (“Emotional Abuse Signs, Symptoms, and Effects”) meaning that they could easily be triggered and act out aggressively when the situation presents itself.
When those experiences are primarily negative, children may develop emotional, behavioral, and learning problems that persist throughout their lifetime, especially in the absence of targeted interventions. Research has consistently found that child abuse and neglect (maltreatment) increases the risk of lower academic achievement and problematic school performance. These children have suffered significant emotional stress during critical periods of early brain development and personality formation, the support they require is reparative as well as
The Child Life Specialist’s most important work is the communication with the family and the patient. Fear and anxiety comes from a lack of knowledge and understanding. The Child Life Specialist can assuage the distress for both parents and child by adopting the role of liaison and advocate for the child’s care. The process and transaction components of communication “highlight the complexity and fragility of communication and strongly urge that measures be taken to see that context does not interfere with effectiveness in communication” (Thompson, 2009, p. 81). Child Life Specialists use age appropriate words and props, or toys, to make the world of the hospital less intimidating and more understandable for the child.
Some children can potentially have speech, language and communication needs due to another condition, such as ADHD hearing difficulties and autism. This is why interventions are extremely important so that this is noticed early on. If not picked up on, this poses risk of them falling behind currently and not being able to access the full curriculum. They may get frustrated because they don’t have the word’s or skills to communicate how they are feeling. Friendships with their peers will be hard to make/maintain as they will be perceived as being naughty and this will have a knock-on effect on their social situations.
The foster care system is something that very few people have experience with. People believe that it 's the best possible option for children who are in abusive homes, but that 's not always the case. Various researchers have found that abuse and neglect still occurs in foster care. As the amount of research done on this topic increases, more and more people are trying to figure out ways to stop it such as better training for foster parents, focusing more on the child 's needs and outcries of abuse and conducting more research on the topic. Some abuse that occurs in foster homes happens because the parents are ill equipped to take care of a child with special needs or with more aggressive behavior.
This life event can be a determinate of mental and potential issues they may experience. At such a young age, children do not fully understand the world and any major event can potentially impact their mental health. Therefore the mandatory parental classes they are forced to take after a separation are important. These classes explain to parents how to deal with children after experiencing a separation. If we were to include more information relating to mental health issues, we could better educate parents of potential signs of depression and anxiety commonly experienced by children.
SPARCS does not directly provide services to parents, however if foster families and youths are open to participating, the program model can be implemented with parental involvement as part of multifamily group therapy (CEBC, 2006). In a group, families can learn that they are not alone in their struggles and that alone can be very empowering. However, as foster-care youth children often have adverse or nonexistent relationships with their foster-parents, this may be difficult. Especially since placements can change at anytime. Therefore, it is important to realize the barriers associated with delivering services within the child welfare system.
The article states there are many holes for the child trying to receive those proper services at that age for example, healthcare, extending their education, employment, and housing. Mental illness is a common aspect in a foster child’s life, coping with this will require the correct attention needed. Getz uses a quote of "Children falling through the cracks" this clearly explains the issue and areas were the Department of Public Welfare is lacking on.
Abused children often have trouble having their allegations collaborated as legal and social service investigations of abuse allegations contribute to inaccurate eyewitness accounts and false memories that make it difficult for the legal system to protect these vulnerable children (Goodman, et al., 2001). Clinicians find it hard to classify abused from nonabused children due to a lack of a psychological profile for abused children (Kendall-Tackett, Williams, & Finkelhor, 1993). When there are no other witnesses to corroborate children’s accounts, investigators often employ suggestive interviewing techniques that sometimes shape children’s false memories that build the investigators’ reports (Krackow & Lynn, 2003). Some research has found that nonabused children
Child Soldiers should not be prosecuted, but should be rehabilitated. These are all the reasons why these children should not be prosecuted. Why I think these children needs to go to rehab is because that they are too young and they are not even mature enough. People who prosecute Child Soldiers Might be insane furthermore, children are not even an adult they might be influenced by drugs and think it is good. unless you are an adult, then you may need to be prosecuted, other than that children are too young to go to rehab and needs to understand life.
A younger child would have no understanding of why their parent was acting differently. An older child would be able to use logic and reasoning to comprehend the reason for the differences, but would not be immune to the impact of disorders. The trauma of having a parent with a mental illness puts a child at risk of attachment issues and complex trauma. The parent may have difficult time being attuned to their child; assisting the child in learning to self-sooth; modeling healthy coping models; or they may neglect their children to varying degrees. Additionally if the parent with the mental health disorder perpetrated IVP, the child is again exposed to