Children born into homelessness can be at higher risk for infectious disease, stunted growth rate, and anemia. These deficiencies can be caused by environmental factors and poor nutrition(Hart-Shegos 2). In the novel, the Tillerman children all struggle to be accepted in school because of their obvious differences, likely caused by the time they spent homeless. They have experienced great hardships that they could not control, for example, their delayed development. This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women.
These deficiencies can cause anemia, obesity, eating disorders and cavities, also more serious illness such as heart disease, cancer and strokes. Students who consistently have insufficient protein score lower on achievement tests than their classmates who had adequate nutrition ( ). Thus, unhealthy diet options during childhood can have lasting consequences for poor children’s minds, bodies and
Toddlers with iron deficiency are likely to have delays in socioemotional and neurophysiological development. The article Food insecurity and hunger: A review of the effects on children's health and behaviour asserts, " In addition, children in food-insecure households tend to have diets that are high in refined sugars and low in iron, which can have behavioural consequences including hyperkinesia, inattention and poor memory (8).", which suggest that food-insecure children are likely to consume foods that affect their behavior. In the article Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Trends, Causes, and Policy Options, defines food insecurity as, "a situation that exists whenever the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways is limited or uncertain.” Having limited or no access to healthier foods, children are fed lower quality foods.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children with obesity have a higher risk of acquiring serious and/or fatal health issues. Some serious health issues could include asthma, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. Obese children are more likely to be bullied than kids who are not overweight, which can lead to low self-esteem, poor grades, and depression. This also can have bad effects on children when they are adults. Of course, many students bring their own lunch from home.
Also, it can lead to juvenile delinquency, troubles with school, and “a greater risk of experiencing mental health problems” (Aratani, 2009, p. 7). When determining what programs and other resources are best fit to help end youth homelessness, it is important to understand the causes and impact of homelessness among youths in the United
INTRODUCTION Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a group of conditions that can occur in children whose mothers consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Effects of FASD in children may present as, abnormal appearance, short height, low body weight, small head, poor coordination, low intelligence, behavior problems, and problems with hearing or seeing. Studies show that children with FASD are more likely to have trouble in school and with law enforcement, engage in high risk sexual activity, and struggle more frequently alcohol or drug addiction. Because of the broad spectrum of the disorder the exact number of children who have an FASD is difficult to determine, as is the extent of alcohol use in women during pregnancy ("Fetal Alcohol
Child hunger is a worldwide problem that is more prevalent in less fortunate countries. Being able to compare the numbers of hungry children in one country versus another is very important. This will give the reader a geographical picture in their head on where child hunger is seen. By seeing where child hunger is will provide information that can be used to show that this is a problem that needs to be
2.1 Explain how children and young people’s development is influenced by personal factors. Health Status – When a child is born, if there are issues relating to the mother i.e. drug or alcohol use, this can cause a baby to be born small or suffer from foetal alcohol syndrome. This can result in delay of development. After birth the baby will be smaller than average and can sometimes be born with deformed limbs, this can then limit them at school with taking part in certain sporting activities. Children with foetal alcohol syndrome may go on to misuse drugs and alcohol, become expelled from school due to poor behaviour or develop mental health problems.
This Literary review I want to show where the Gap is in the research and problem solving of this issue. As well as the problems children face in their environmental and the impact on their ability to learn and remember new information and provides strategies for educators to help children and their families find the appropriate resources to help parents. Programs are listed that help both students and families reverse the negative implications of poverty on brain development in children. Poverty The first theme to dive into is poverty.
1. What are the ways in which your development has been affected by where you grew up? I think the way my parents reared me affect the way I see USA culture, my parents were educated people, we have a fair life. I had caregivers who cultivated my education.