A research has validated associations between exposure to marital discord and parental divorce while growing up and children’s psychological distress in adulthood (Amato & Sobolewski 2001). There are three major classes that determine the relationship between disrupted families and crime; trauma theories, life course theories and selection theories. The trauma theory proposes that the loss of a parent has a negative effect on children, mostly because of
Depending on children’s character and vulnerability, there are different degrees to which the child laborers suffer mentally and emotionally in response to the environment they are subjected to. To more precisely understand this issue, we need to look at the different research data provided. According to M. Woodhead (2004), he states that the potential mental and emotional hazards include the inability to form secure relationships, risk of criminal behaviour and development of unrealistic or uncompromising parental expectations (p.15). This proves that child labor is not a temporary complication, but rather an issue that lingers further into the lives of the victimized children. In support of M. Woodhead, a journal article provides statements and data validating the previous claims of mental consequences of child labor.
(Urquiza A. J. and Winn C. Treatment For Abused And Neglected Children) Statement of the problem Child abuse and neglect is a devastaing social issue that is stealing our children childhood, wellness and health. The researcher will seek to identify the effects of child abuse and how to dectect if a child is being abused as well as how to prevent further abuse. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this research is to develop a guide that parents, caregivers, and the wider community may be able to understand child abuse and neglect. The researcher hopes to increase awareness of parents, caregivers and the wider community and how to better detect, protect and prevent child abuse as it relates to neglect. The researcher will be reviewing current research on child abuse neglect as well as conducting surveys.
Parents will argue that this type of punishment is a quick and effective way to teach them a lesson they will not forget. The Social Work Research published a study conducted by Straus and colleagues (1997) has revealed that there is a link between physical punishment and poor cognitive problems. We’ve all heard the expression “children are like sponges”, and this proves to be true as the first years of a child’s life are the most crucial. When a parent uses physical punishment, it can be confusing to the child, as the person they love and respect are causing them fear and pain. Also, the level of anger coming from a parent that used physical abuse to discipline was the strongest cause of depression.
The Wounded Heart The book The Wounded Heart is a book written for the purpose of offering hope for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. The book examines the reality there are so many victims of sexual abuse who are now adults, and are still suffering the consequences of the abuse they encounter as child, and how these sexual abuse have not only destroy their trust in people, but it has damage their current relationships, how it has impacted their dreams for the future, it has caused people to suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, how it has made them feel with a sense of guilt and shame, even though it was not their fault. This book takes a look at the issues related to sexual abuse, while also looking for God for peace and
Issues of the Case Study From the description of the case study above, the issue concerned is child abuse and neglect. Joyce had experienced child sexual abuse by her now-absent father when she was a child. At all ages, females are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse as well as incest or sexual relations between individuals who are so closely related. Girls are more likely to experience long-term victimization by relatives or family acquaintances in their home ( ). As Joyce’s her parent fails to provide her with basic needs, she has been neglected physically, educationally and psychologically.
According to Crosson-Tower (2010), children enter foster care for causes such as but not limited to physical abuse, physical neglect, sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment, domestic violence, substance abuse, and physical or mental illness of parents. In addition, she states that the death of parents can cause a child to enter foster care if no available relatives could undertake their care. Many of these causes of child maltreatment may also come from parents who are poor, uneducated, and experienced childhood trauma (Crosson-Tower, 2010). Therefore, the cycle of child abuse and neglect will continue if not provided the necessary services to prevent and treat the
I was inspired to share about Stockholm syndrome because my mother and I were victims of domestic violence, we have seen and experienced what it is like to live in a household with violence and abuse. I’d be lying if I said that, to this day we don’t justify the circumstances we went through, which is why it proves that we suffered from Stockholm syndrome. Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe the unconscious emotional response a victim has towards their abuser (Vecchi, Hasselt, Romano 2007, 92). We sympathized the abuser for various reasons. People in abusive relationships sometimes tend to have empathy on the abuser or has a sense of dependency on the abusive partner to stay with him , which can be symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome
In addition, social anxiety disorder or social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and substance related disorder is often comorbid with BDD. However, what is noted is that these disorder normally surface after BDD is seen. This can be because the symptoms of BDD has been induced by these other issues. Underlying issues like child abuse is closely associated with BDD. Michael Jackson was said to have been abused by his father.
With divorce comes many negative reactions and coping mechanisms. Famous psychologist John Bowbly, who introduced the Theory of Attachment between parental figures and children when born, attributed two main emotions that come as a package when divorce is present: anger and hostility. Negative emotions are directly linked to how the adults in the situation handle the divorce. It is stated that if parental figures show anger and hostility before, after, and even during the divorce, the children involved will learn from their behavior and replicate it as a “normal model”. This is what Bandura called “The Social Learning Theory”.