Young Children In Foster Care

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Children are the one who will shape our country's future, but how can they make a good future if they are not taken care of correctly? The influence of a parent on their child is extremely important, and a child’s development can move quickly, especially when they are young. Sometimes children are born into a bad home, and this can lead to setbacks and delays in a child’s growth. In addition, the government can sometimes get involved and remove children from these bad situations, but a lot of people don’t think that it is right. Some people think that the government is just making the child’s life worse, but this isn’t the case. Foster care is important and can benefit children mentally, emotionally, and physically. There can be a lot of…show more content…
“During the first 3 to 4 years of life, the anatomic brain structures that govern personality traits, learning processes, and coping with stress and emotions are established, strengthened, and made permanent. If unused, these structures atrophy,” Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care (2000). Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care. AAP News & Journals Gateway. Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/106/5/1145. This means that a child can really struggle when their minds are not used and strengthened when they are young. It is because of this that children are brought into the foster system and helped according to their needs. The system helps with this by bringing in professionals that can treat these young…show more content…
Attachment is very important in a child’s life, but if a child is not attached to anyone it can make their future very hard. “Abused and neglected children (in or out of foster care) are at great risk for not forming healthy attachments to anyone. Having at least 1 adult who is devoted to and loves a child unconditionally, who is prepared to accept and value that child for a long time, is key to helping a child overcome the stress and trauma of abuse and neglect,” Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care (2000). Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care. AAP News & Journals Gateway. Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/106/5/1145. This means that a child needs to have a healthy relationship with at least parent, and as a foster parent one of their main jobs is to attach and love the children in their

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