Children of incarcerated parents may face a number of challenging circumstances. They may have experienced trauma related to their parent’s arrest or experiences leading up to it. Children of incarcerated parents may also be more likely to have faced other adverse childhood experiences, including witnessing violence in their household or exposure to drug and alcohol abuse. (Children of Incarcerated parents, 1). Analyzing data from 2011-12 National Survey of Children’s Health, a representative sample of children seventeen and younger, and the study found higher rates of attention deficits, behavioral problems, speech and language delays, and other developmental delays in children of the incarcerated.
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.
People do not stop to think of what these children have to go through. There are always news articles, books, movies and even firsthand stories about children being abused by their foster parent/s. Physical harm is not the only thing these children have to deal with. “Many studies have pointed to the deleterious impact of foster care on children 's physical health, cognitive and academic functioning, and social-emotional wellbeing. In the area of physical health, pediatric and public health scholars have documented that foster children have a higher level of morbidity throughout childhood than do children not involved in the foster care system” (A Developmental Perspective). “Regarding academic achievement, some studies have found that foster children perform more poorly on academic achievement tests, have poorer grades, and have higher rates of grade retention and special education placement” (A Developmental Perspective).
On the other hand, The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 have arguable been successful by reducing the number anti-social behaviour of young people and improved social inclusion by re-contextualized the ideas of social responsibility. whereby the individual has to faced punishment However, reference have noted that the management of parenting contracts; and the power to impose these legislation on some individuals, have result in a criminalisation of young people and families of lower socio-economic
Exploratory Essay I am interesting about the issue that in daily life but I want to focus only child abuse because there are nearly a million children are resolute by child protective services to be the victims of abuse in each year. I know about an issue but I need to figure out what I still need to learn. There are many difference types of victims, but some of the children also suffer the effects of physical.
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss and explain the daunting task of a case manager in the foster care system. Foster care children can be from the ages of infant to their teens. The state removes the children from their parents or families due to abuse, abandonment, or parental incar-ceration. Some of them are orphans that are in the custody of the state. Many of them have expe-rienced adversities and exposure to harsh environments at a very young age.
Dana’s history of maltreatment, both from her birth family and foster families, may have been the cause of the lengthy list of social problems that followed. Poor outcomes are associated with children who are abused, runaway, and have a drug dependency problem. Literature has shown that children who are sexually abused as children have high risk of being a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, become addicts, and becoming pregnant as adolescents. Foster parents are supposed to protect children, yet Dana was exposed to additional abuse in out of home care. She was reunified to her parents
This article states that two of the primary reasons why children are in foster homes are because of child abuse and neglect. This article provides statistics as to how many children are found to be mistreated and how many are moved from their homes to be placed in foster care. It explains that therapeutic group homes are necessary when the child’s behavior or emotional problems are severe. The majority of the children in foster homes are there from when they are just born to age one. Another group that are one of the subgroup that grow the fastest in the foster homes are adolescents.
• Psychodynamic Theories The Psychodynamic theory explains child abuse as a “parental dysfunction.” Followers of this theory such as B.F. Steele (1987) stated that ‘the abusive parents submit their children to traumatic experiences similar to those they had endured during childhood.” Therefore, child abuse is explained as a cycle due to the parent having experienced such behaviours from their parents as a child, hence now displays similar behaviours to their child as a parent. • The Sociological Theories There has been much agreement with Steele’s approach, however, it has been criticized to the extent that abuse against children is not necessarily only due to the parents’ experiences as a child but the abuse of children can also be as a
Children and adolescents in foster care represent a highly traumatized population and are at an elevated risk of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These youths experience a wide range of trauma ranging from familial separation, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, neglect, bereavement, and domestic/community violence. As of September 30, 2014, there were approximately 415,129 children placed in foster care (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015). The number of children entering the foster care system has dramatically increased in recent decades, and research suggests the surge is due to the rising number of neglect cases associated with parental drug/alcohol abuse, poverty, homelessness, AIDS, and domestic violence
Over the past decade, increasing research has been conducted on the prevalence of and the outcomes associated with children exposed to domestic violence (Kitzmann, Gaylord, Holt & Kenny, 2003). Children exposed to domestic violence may experience higher rates of externalizing and internalizing behaviors than their peers. The negative consequences of experiencing domestic violence have been observed from infancy to adolescents and in males and females (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). State laws regarding children’s exposure to domestic violence vary. Several states have no specific statues addressing this population (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, 2012).
Children are put into foster care for many different reasons that include physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse, or neglect (Leve et al., 2012). Regardless of the situation, removal from parents can affect immediate and future mental and developmental health of the child (Bruskas, 2008). This problem is important because children around the world are diagnosed, and most of them will not be properly cared for. Adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 have a higher prevalence of poor health, and studies have shown that 12% of foster kids do not receive regular health care (Gramkowski et al., 2009). There are little improvements to the system, and awareness would give enough attention to cause change.
Minors in care show certain themes that can damage their reputation in adulthood. Acknowledged by Ainsworth and Hansen, movement of homes while being in care puts children at risk to someday be placed as a juvenile offender, become a parent at a young age, and to endure poor educational achievement. Thirty-eight percent of males and thirty-nine percent of females in detention have a history of being in foster care services (89). Ainsworth and Hansen also report that there are a number of fosters who are under seventeen years old and are pregnant or getting someone else pregnant (89). Allen S. Barton and James S Vacca, authors of ¨Bring Back Orphanages-
Common misconceptions associated with being in foster care portray youth in the system as orphans. Youth in foster care are supposedly delinquents, and will perform poorly in academics compared to their peers who are not placed in these institutions. In society, these stereotypes are often pretended, but very little people understand the circumstances and factors the youth in the foster care system are facing. Youth in care are often juxtaposed to their community counterparts, to signify the impact of being a ward of the state, rather than being with a family member.
Our foster care system was developed in the 19 century, and it all started with Charles Loring Brace taking in homeless children. The system has come a long way since it started by passing laws, such as the child abuse prevention and treatment act, that protect children, and among another things, however, it still has problems. Some of the major issues they have are children placements, preparing them for adulthood, the rules and regulations with the foster parents, and drug abuse among teens in foster care. Child welfare promises these kids a place to call home, to be loved, supported and cherished, as every child should. Some of these kids go from foster home to another one, which affects them in their development.