The aim of this dissertation is to critically explore the concept of Family Witnessed Resuscitation and to evaluate the literature available concerning this subject. This in turn will allow the author to identify if this practice should be implemented in their clinical work setting and make recommendations for practice.
The purpose of this assignment is to closely observe the development of a child through an interview and apply the theories and concept of child development in his particular cultural and educational context. I selected the child who lives in my neighborhood for the interview and began with seeking the permission from his parents. The child’s name is ‘Abdullah’ and he is seven years old. He lives with his family in Terre Haute and his family consists of parents and two sisters. Abdullah goes to Sugar Grove Elementary School in the Terre Haute city along with his two sisters and he is in grade 2. The interview was conducted at his home and I ensured his convenience. He was cooperative and provided insightful responses to the questions and he provided significant detail in the interview. I was able to track his development stages and connect it to different theories of Developmental Psychology including psychoanalytical perspectives and Piaget’s stages of development. In the following paragraphs, I will explain my observations about Abdullah’s development in the light of developmental theories with special focus on cognitive, social, linguistic, and emotional development followed by making connections between his socioeconomic and cultural background and development. Lastly, I will conclude paper by highlighting that the observations during the interview can facilitate my future practice as a teacher.
The world has experienced many changes in past generations, to the present. One of the very most important changes in life had to be the changes of children. Historians have worked a great deal on children’s lives in the past. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”- Author Unknown
Our parents raise us hoping for us to develop certain character traits, but there comes to a point when we start to become our own person based on the experiences we go through, any situation, good or bad, can influence our personality mentally and emotionally. Emotion is what makes us human, it's how we cope and how we manage our crazy lives’. When our feelings get damaged or even nourished, it will change how we react
“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.” This quote from Mitch Albom along with these short stories shows how everyone can be effected by the time period when a child reaches the point in their life when they start understanding how to handle and comprehend some important thig ns and transitions in their lives.
Throughout this essay I will be discussing what I experienced with my time observing my aunt. I have been observing Julie Tolbert, my aunt, for a few weeks and have gained so much information that will help me tremendously. When the eighth grade students visited I was able to get a glimpse at what students in the upper levels of school were like and was able to make a definite decision on whether or not I would stay with early childhood or move to middle grades. After discussing what I learned from my different field experiences, I will discuss the different theories and models that I observed and compare and contrast what could have been differently. I will bring up the theories that I think were used that Julie did not even
This week’s readings focus on children services. Russell examined and explicated the history of child services in the United States compare to the European. Giele enlightened the different viewpoints that are used to framework policies related to children services.
The Andersen family Bill, Jill, and Riley from Pixar’s film, Inside Out, was used as the subjects for a systemic assessment of child and family relationships. The author selected this film because it 's centered on an adolescent who has to deal with significant developmental and emotional changes occurring in her life that are brought on by a move to a new state. The move forces the character, Riley to leave behind everything that she has ever known and loved, like her best friend Meg and her hockey team, and travel to a far away unknown place. This causes an emotional as well as developmental change in Riley. The author is able to empathize with the character due to her own childhood experiences as an Army brat and having to frequently move, leaving friends behind, and as a parent in the military who had to frequently move her own children. She has first hand experience with the emotions an adolescent goes through as well as those of a parent who has to deal not only their own emotions, but with those of their child.
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
In a similar way, just as Bowen sees differentiation in the context of the emotional capacity of the individual, Whitaker also takes an emotional approach when he posits that problems arise when individuals learn to suppress their emotions. As Bowen describes the individual’s struggle to define themselves and stand firmly amidst emotional pressures from others, Whitaker suggests that children can become estranged from themselves by learning to blunt their emotions to avoid criticism from their parents, who end up trying to curb bad behavior by inadvertently controlling or discouraging the child’s emotions (Nichols, 2013). Indeed, perhaps what both theorists are really describing is the struggle to be in touch with oneself and one’s feelings in the midst of pressures from the family unit. In addition, both these theorists address intimacy in their own ways in that the ultimate goal seems to be for individuals to be able to share safe and healthy intimacy with their family unit while maintaining and experiencing their own feelings. However, Whitaker distinguishes himself from the others in that he is less interested in interactional patterns as he is in experiencing and expressing emotions in the present. Though seemingly different in their approaches, it’s possible to make further connections between Haley and Minuchin’s focus on family structure and members’ ability to navigate these systems, and Bowen and Whitaker’s focus on
When she finally caught her breath and was not crying anymore, my parents asked her “What happened?”