After reading two articles focusing on the families of death row inmates, the next article Children of the Condemned: Grieving the Loss of a Father to Death Row focuses on the children affected by having a father on death row. Beck and Jones (2008) examined the effects of a death sentence on children of the condemned. Additionally, the article discusses the concept of disenfranchised grief and nonfinite loss that form the children 's grief process. Beck and Jones (2008) conducted their study by interviewing nineteen children of death row inmates, through lawyers and having parental consent. The data from Beck and Jones (2008) study showed “The most prevalent theme was the children’s discussion of the importance of having their parent in their
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth states that more than eighty percent of juveniles serving life have had a past that reflected their choices. For example they might have experienced violence in their homes or in their neighborhoods. Eighty percent of the girls sentenced have been physically abused in their past. All this anger and fear left inside of then leads up to their poor actions. Children were always told that they can not change their past, but they can change thier future.
These kids like are other kids who are put into high-security prison have no chance of fixing their life once they get out and are 45 times more likely to become super predators and commit worse crimes in the future. If this boy and his sister would have been put into a juvenile detention center they could have been punished in a way appropriate for their age and gotten the help they need to be able to fix their lives. Kids under a certain age (it varies in different states) are meant to go to juvenile detention centers or have community service hours as a punishment for committing crimes which is a good punishment for their age. When kids get tried as adults, they do not get punished correctly for their age and they will have to carry it on their record for the rest of their lives. Going to federal prison as a child has many effects on their mental health and even worsen mental illnesses the child already had.
On 10-19-15, Linda (grandmother) picked Catyln up from Onnie’s home. Linda is not capable of caring for Catlyn. Linda is ill and abuses her medications. Linda would tell Catlyn that she is going to end up like her mother, or go to jail. Catlyn threatens to run away if no one helps her.
The Worker introduced herself to Ms. Thomas and provided contact information. According to Ms. Thomas, John Casteel, the father received bail jail from his mother. Ms. Thomas was crying bitterly and was very upset about the charges and the fact that she is still left in jail without a bond. Ms. Thomas told the worker, that she initially called the police because of the physical violence with Mr. Casteel. Also she
Many children lose both of their parents every year to their parents being incarcerated. There are programs in the prison designed to mothers and fathers who can still be a parent from inside the prison. Families affected by parental incarceration face many challenges: separation, stigmatization, disruption in the home environment, and the loss of family income. These challenges have been associated with negative outcomes for children, including poor parental bonding, and internalizing and externalizing, and low school achievement. It is sad to say but only 10% of the fathers participate in the parenting classes.
Others believe that the only way they’ll be put back into society is after they have been through prosecution. The problem with that is, jail often hardens people-especially children. They are just kids who need guidance, not jail time. Many people wonder how these children have become the way they are. It’s a type of pain that these kids follow in order to live.
Also, a child brain at that age has not developed yet or mature. So, teenagers will make stupid mistakes at that young age. Instead of giving the teenager life in prision they should be sentence to centain years in prison like 40-50 years maximum years that way they served their time in jail and still can enjoy the rest of their life. Also, children that are sent to adult prison are at great risk for being abused. If adolescdents suffer horric abused when sent to adult prison, then children are five times more likely to be assaulted as well.
Anxiety is one major illness that children often go untreated for. 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.
Each year three hundred thousand to six hundred thousand children are victims of child abuse. Of those children forty percent of those victims are five years old or younger (Berger, G. ). Not everyone has the same opinions about child discipline. On one side of the debate are those people, mostly parents, who feel that any kind of violence, including a slap on the hand or spanking, is harmful (Berger, G.). Parents on the other side of the debate however feel that strict discipline - up to and including corporal punishment such as beating - is necessary to prevent children from growing up “spoiled” (Berger, G.).
When I was 5 years old my parents got divorced. At first I didn’t think much of it until I was a bit older when I started to go back and forth from parent to parent. I guess every child has a different experience with divorce, but mine was the worst. It 's by far the hardest thing any child has to face. The biggest things I struggled with was the trash talking and having to deal with the new girlfriend or boyfriend.