Empowerment Theory, It’s a process of increasing personal, interpersonal power so that children, young persons and families can take action to improve their wellbeing (Gutierrez 1999,p.229). Children and families cannot participate actively unless they are empowered. Empowerment emphasizes strength and capacities. Child perspective, this means a child friendly perspective that is informed by new approaches to the study and analysis of children and childhood (James and Prout 1990),( http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/4/893/pdf).Child must in all circumstances be seen as individuals with same rights and interests and should be given a open platform just as adults to express their views as stipulated in the convention the rights of the child
It is also important so that parents would be aware of how the way they treat their children or for them to be able to give importance to their children fairly to avoid inequality because it will affect the child’s personality (Sampson, 1993). When there is inequality or lack of parental investment, the children is more to be rebellious and adventurous for the pursuit of parental investment (Sulloway,
The collaborative effort of both the social worker and the family would prevent problems that cause children from coming into care, but, also protecting the well being of the child, and formulating meaningful solutions unique to their situations. In working along side families, we are able to address larger structural and systematic barriers and powers that should be held responsible for their (families and child) situation. Such as the overrepresentation of racialized and Aboriginal children in the system; systemic racism, poverty/ low income related situations; living on minimum wage. By taking a critical look at the structural and systemic barriers that lead to such situations, we can also see how societal views can influence the way in which the social worker makes decisions regarding whether or not to place the child in care or not. The definition and common ideology of what constitutes child maltreatment, is generally constructed around parent failing and thus, parent blaming (Hick & Stokes, p.161.
Not only parents of gang members, but any child that shows the disruptive deviant behavior, both the child and parents should be held accountable. Meanwhile, parent’s need to be involved in their children’s lives by making sure they stay out of trouble. Parents should be held accountable for their children both criminally and
For this to occur there needs to be better communication between schools, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and the juvenile justice system which would allow for several alternatives for youth to be created without having a negative impact on their lives. These alternatives can purely be based on a wraparound service approach in which services from each foundation can be integrated, merely allowing for resources to increase in the schools that can address the most challenging and detrimental behaviors within a child. Also, before a child is suspended there should be other alternatives as well. It is without question that schools will continue to use the method of suspension and expulsion to handle disruptive behaviors but those students, in my opinion, are more likely to have adverse outcomes and a
Also, the evidence for why it should not be used is more factual based than the evidence for why it should be used. However, there will always be parents who still believe corporal punishment is for the good of the child. Children who are subjected to this form of punishment tend to project violence towards others because they view that as an acceptable form of behavior. In their minds, they do not see violence toward their peers any different than their parents physically punishing them. This cycle continues because when the children reaches adulthood, he or she will use corporal punishment on his or her child.
It is argued that any physical discipline is child abuse. But it is also debatable that physical contact is needed in order to show authority. Corporal Punishment is Effective James Dobson, an award winning child welfare advocate, speaks for physical discipline of children. Corporal punishment is defined as any type of physical punishment, i.e. spanking, as a way to correct a child’s behavior.
It is therefore important to educate the individuals in society on the importance of having respect for all its sectors, which will help in embracing a diverse and pluralistic society. An individual is not born with the knowledge of racial discrimination, as children they learn from their parents, the society’s ways of life and religion. This explains that ways in which an individual is socialized can make them have a negative attitude towards a particular race, Therefore it is important for institutions at different learning levels come up with diverse strategies that will aid in educating students on the bad effects of racism. Racism victims not only need to be protected and acknowledged but their quality of life also needs to be improved. These victims are mainly women, children, refugees, and migrants from other countries like the black Americans.
Thus, children can learn that it is inevitable for one to fight against the difficulties of life and that these can be overcome. Traditional children's literature also includes characters that are good and bad. Simple and good characters allow the child to identify with the good and reject the bad (Eliade, 1991). The child sympathizes with the deserving characters, "participates" in his fights, learning that while he/she may encounter difficulties or be rejected by someone, he/she would be helped and guided when needed (Von Franz, 1996). Traditional children's literature, tales in particular, which are rapidly developed and include a dramatic plot and an easy identification with the good character, belongs to the type of literature that "speaks" more to listeners or readers and gives pleasure (Zipes, 1997).
Children of parents with histories of incarceration are also treated as criminals in such tender ages when they don’t even know the meaning of crime. They themselves are victims, who suffer the stigma attached to their parents. Social workers and policy makers should take responsibility for the proper rearing as well as education of children in their homes or foster care centers or inside prison. Family therapy and counseling can be very helpful in improving family environment which will reduce the chances of further exploitation and help the smooth reintegration of prisoners in the society and saving the family system from further
For some children this may not even work but it is definitely worth a shot to help these kids like Deshon. I believe we need to help these kids not be afraid of their foster parent(s). Truthfully, if we give those kids the ability to speak up and get help, These foster parent(s) that they are being abused whether it be mental or physical. I want to help these kids so they don’t have control them
When working with children it is important that practitioners know that they have a duty of care towards them and the safety of the children is of paramount. According to the UN convention on the rights of the child (1989): children have the right to learn and develop, they have the right to be protected from harm and make choices. Children learn and develop by making choices, exploring and experimenting within the environment that surrounds them but they do not always posses the skill and judgement to make safe choices and decisions at all times. Therefore it is the responsibility of the practitioner to identify any potential dangers, and make the decision on when it is safe to allow the child to undertake an activity or make a decision.
In "Counterpoint: School Children Should Learn To Defend Themselves Against Bullies," the thesis states “Dealing with childhood bullies is part of growing up. Children must learn to cope and defend themselves,” but what about those who cannot learn to defend themselves? This is where the adult that plays the role of the bystander needs to intervene, so that it is not a lack of action on their part. Bullying will never be completely over, but bystanders have the option of choosing to be hurtful or helpful, and they can choose to prevent bullying by being helpful. When it comes down to bullying situations bystanders need to choose to be the solution instead of the problem, because it is one or the
It is important to support children who are exposed to discrimination, but it is equally important to give support to the person or persons that are acting in a discriminatory way. You do not ignore what’s going on. In your setting you are role models. What you do or say is copied by the children. Children are influenced by everything around then whether it is a home or in the community.
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) undertake reviews of serious cases in specified circumstances, advising the authority on lessons to be learned. The board consists of representatives from local agencies such as NHS, the Police, Housing, School Services. They place duty on all agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (DfE, 2015a). Safeguarding and child protection Safeguarding is defined as promoting children’s welfare, providing safe and effective care, so that the children can achieve the best outcomes in life ( DfE, 2015a). Child protection is an aspect of safeguarding and it refers to protecting individual child from maltreatment.