For the past several years, research on the impact of fatherlessness has drastically increased. Though it has always been known that a father presence has value for a child, within the last ten years data and studies have shown the depth and extent of that value on a child’s life. As an educator for over 30 years and a high school principal for the last 13 years, I have seen firsthand the ill effects on students that come from homes of absentee fathers. If I could eliminate one thing in our world today that would save future generations, I would eliminate “fatherlessness”. Today’s world is one in which many fathers
The name of the agency I visited was Child Abuse Prevention Center. The date of the interview was October 6th at 1:00 pm. Kim Tran was the person that I interviewed. She is the volunteer coordinator at Child Abuse Prevention she is in charge of recruiting volunteers and interns and does interviews.
Child maltreatment or child abuse is defined as any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent of caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitations; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk or serious harm (Department of Health and Human Services, 2006). The definition of child abuse and neglect varies depending on the state and it is based on standards set by federal law. This review will focus on how big this issue is in the United States, and will inform about the types of child maltreatment that are most common, how child maltreatment correlates with other issues such as poverty and substance abuse; types of syndromes, and what can be done to protect the children and get them out of the risky and dangerous situations.
Child abuse is a serious social problem in the world. Child abuse is defined as physical, emotional, and sexual maltreatment by their parents, caregiver, and other people. The goal of this survey is to gather information about how people are aware of the child abuse in their community and society. My survey had five questions that were a mixture of close-ended and open-ended questions. Questionnaires help to get an appropriate response from the participant. The sample of this survey takes from a random population, such as international students and United States citizens.
Nader and Salloum (2011) made clear that, at different ages, children differ in their understanding of the universality, inevitability, unpredictability, irreversibility, and causality of death. They believed, despite the increasing understanding with age of the physical aspects of death, a child may simultaneously hold more than one idea about the characteristics of death. However, factors that complete the determining nature of childhood grieving across different age groups may be a difficult task for a number of reasons including their environment in means of the support they have available, the child’s nature in terms of their personality, genetics, and gender, coping skills and previous experiences, the developmental age, grieving style, whether or not therapy was received, and the relationship to the deceased (Nader & Salloum, 2011). Crenshaw (2005) found that according to our current understanding of childhood traumatic grief and normal grief, thoughts and images of a traumatic nature are so terrifying, horrific, and anxiety provoking that they cause the child to avoid and shut out these thoughts and images that would be comforting reminders of the person who died. The distressing and intrusive images, reminders, and thoughts of the traumatic circumstances of the death, along with the physiological hyper-arousal associated with such re-experiencing, prevent the child from proceeding in a healthy way with the grieving process (Crenshaw, 2005). McClatchy, Vonk, and
Childhood trauma contributes to the development of disorders later in life. Several psychological disorders may be caused by childhood trauma. These disorders may include: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative identity disorder.
Children in middle childhood can face situation that cause psychological stress on them. However, the child can build up resilience against such stress. A child’s temperament and master-oriented approaches towards situation can help because this allows the child to take a personal initiative to a problem rather than being a victim. The relationship between parent and child can play a factor. If there is a warm, loving relationship vs. a cold, neglecting relationship, the child is more likely to do better in a difficult situation. Another factor to building resilience is having the child have a non-family member adult as a support system. When there is another adult in the picture, the parents and child may feel less stress in a situation if
If you're going through a divorce, child support and child custody may seem like separate issues that need to be resolved independently of one another, but in fact they're two sides of the same coin. Donna C. Crooks Attorney At Law, a Daleville divorce attorney with over 20 years' experience, explains how these to issues are related and what that means for you.
deal with it in a way that works for them. To refer to the “Myths of
Child maltreatment is a widespread issue that affects thousands of children every year. There are four common types of child maltreatment; sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. All of these types of abuse are very serious and can have many consequences for the children and families. The most common consequence of severe child maltreatment is the removal of that child from their home (Benbenishty, Segev, Surkis, and Elias, 2002). Most social workers trying to determine the likelihood of removal evaluate the type and severity of abuse, as well as the child’s relationship with their parents (Benbenishty et al., 2002). When children are removed from their homes there are many options of alternative housing. The
To begin, there are many aspects of helping patients that are dealing with grief, loss, death, or dying. Whether the patient has lost someone that was close to them or they themselves are dying, the situation is quite fragile. Some important aspects that may help when handling these patients are knowledge about the different cultures and their beliefs and traditions, different factors that have an impact on grief, and how to communicate with people living on the edge of life. These are all extremely important matters when it comes to such a sensitive situation.
Mary is the perpetrator or the abuser in this scenario. She is outwardly displaying anger and intimidation techniques by standing over James yelling and swearing at him. While not physically touching him, the psychological abuse she is subjecting James to could potentially be just as damaging. Her body language being right up in his face, has potential to escalate very quickly as well as provoking a reaction by James to remove her from his personal space. These factors, combined with her highly agitated, irrational state and ease of access to a weapon create a very dangerous situation for all involved.
Kathya Vasquez Mendoza ,Booth 6: Therapeutic Response to Clients Experiencing Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death
The symptoms of grief can be understood as attempts to search for and regain something
Traumatic experiences are a reality in this world, a reality most of the world want to turn their eyes away from and act as if it does not exist; unfortunately, victims of childhood trauma aren’t so lucky. Childhood trauma, massively increases health risk while lowering life expectancy, however, many forms of abuse remain undocumented. Neglect along with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse continue to haunt victims throughout life. Exposure to trauma permanently changes the bodies physiology which in return may cause anxiety, distress, dependency, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Issues of childhood trauma can and should be prevented in correlation with an increase of awareness.