When an infant arrives in the world they are helpless tiny humans who depend on adults for every need from love, to feeding them. It is amazing how these tiny babies grow into adults able to make decisions and become self-dependent. There are many theories about how children develop and what roles the environment plays, what people affect their lives and how events can shape their personalities. Some of these children have and easy life and some have a harder time making that journey to adulthood.
If both practitioners and parents offer their children effective support their holistic development will be significantly benefited.
There are many factors that influence the wellbeing of children and young people. Some of these are evident in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs teaches us that the human condition requires that certain needs be met such as our physical needs, our safety needs, our belongingness and love needs, our esteem needs, and our self-actualization needs. According to Maslow, it is when these needs are met that we become whole people. Ethan Frome is a book that centers on the needs of a man and his family. The author, Edith Wharton, shows a range of characters that are at times at various levels of the needs that Maslow explains in his hierarchy. What we humans need to fulfill our own self-actualization is often times shown in Wharton’s work. It is the building of one such character that mirrors the belongingness and love needs that is of particular interest because of her evolvement throughout the book. The character of Frome’s wife, Zeena, suffers from hypochondria who seems to be in search of something just out of her reach. The character is filled with illnesses that seem to trouble her on a daily basis with each one seemingly more significant than the other that leads the reader to understand just how manipulative she is. It is as if the character needs attention in order to participate in life. Edith Wharton creates a character in Zeena that fakes her illness because it parallels the relationship
Maslow’s Humanistic Approach theory was based solely on what motivates people to reach our highest potential. He believed that individuals have set motivation systems and individuals achieve a set of needs by passing these motivation systems. Maslow believed these stages were set in a hierarchal order and that the lowest system must be accomplished before moving up. He believed there to be eight stages in his hierarchy. He believed that every person is capable to move up the hierarchy as long as there basic needs are encountered and they have the desire to reach the highest potential. According to Maslow, only a small percentage of the population reaches the level of self-actualisation (NetMBA, 2002). The first stage of Maslow’s hierarchy
‘’We are moulded by and re-moulded by those who have loved us; and though the love may pass, we are nevertheless their work for good or ill’’ ( Francois Mairlac) 1. Explain the sequence of development that would normally be expected in children and young people from birth to -19 years.Children have certain basic, physical and psychological needs and if these needs are not met then growth psychological developmental will be distorted in many ways. Everyone needs shelter, food, water, warmth and not to mention grooming and hygiene, activities which are laid down in Maslow’s hierarchy of basic need. If they are neglected or unfulfilled then this will have
The first main task of being a helper to clients is to try to develop a rapport with them so that they will be willing to open up to the helper about their problem. This could help to remove that possible mental barrier which could be there so that the engagement process may begin in a positive way for the clients which are in need of interventions. In my opinion, there is a bond with the helpers and their clients, however, it should always be in a professional manner and honored by ethical standards. The helper should always try to make a genuine and empathetic connection with their clients as well so that the healing process may begin. I believe the clients should have the realization that their helpers are there to advocate for them and that they are not there to judge or to criticize them.
This observation can be compared to three theories. These theories being discussed will be Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development and scaffolding, and Fitts & Posner’s theory of motor learning. Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs has five stages and is organized into three categories. The categories are basic, psychological, and self-fulfillment needs. Basic need category consists of physiological and safety needs. Physiological needs are food, water, rest, and warmth and safety is feeling of security in the environment. Maslow believed to progress in life humans need to obtain basic needs before acquiring your psychological or self-fulfillment needs. In this observation, when Max told his mother “I am hungry,” and
Another strength that I bring to the human service field is that I am compassionate and driven to help people help themselves. In the past when I have helped patients get connected to services I have felt a strong sense of fulfillment. My experiences of going to physician’s appointments, setting up clinic appointments, tracking down equipment and doing home assessments was one of my favorite parts of my job as a physical therapy
Like my first couple of times I sat in with our case workers, a 16 year old girl who had moved far from family to be with a guy she thought she loved. Towards the end of the relationship she got pregnant and he didn’t want her around anymore. When she was about four or five months along he beat her so badly that it caused the baby to die and when she met with two of our caseworkers a legal aid and one to try to find a resource that would perform the procedure, because the baby had been dead inside of her for about two weeks. That situation definitely struck a chord with me, because she was so young and didn’t have any family. After we talked to her for intake and everything it definitely made me aware that it would have been personally difficult
Air, food, shelter, warmth; these are all basic needs for a human being. Without the basic needs, it is impossible for one to progress. It is not possible for a person to give them everything they need on their own, it takes guidance and experience. As an adolescent, Alex still needs this guidance in order to grow and mature into adulthood. The fact that Alex’s parents are very neglectful of him, only solidifies his behavior. With Maslow’s hierarchy, it has been studied that, “...progress is often delayed or stopped due to the failure to meet lower level needs” (McLeod, Symply Psychology). Alex’s parents refuse to take action or responsibility for their son. Neglect like this, causes that stand still and does not allow Alex to
During these past eleven weeks, I have been able to improve upon and strengthen many skills that are crucial to community nursing. One of these improved skills that I believe highlights my success involves being able to identify assets and strengths. As a result of working with my family to develop goals, I was able to assist them in working to achieve these goals and the priorities associated by searching for resources that I thought would be helpful and thus utilizing a strength-based perspective when working with individual family members and the resources presented. This process allowed me to address a course goal surrounding the notion of noticing and using a strength-based approach. Another aspect I believe to have been successful this
I agree that a sense of self should be the ultimate goal that one needs to achieve. Maslow Hierarchy emphasizes that self-actualization is the highest level of needs. It is important for one to identify who she is and where she is headed and not be concerned about reactions; but striving to reach one’s own potential as an individual and as a member of society as a whole. “Men make their own history, that what they can know is what they have made” (Said, 2002, p. 67). Conversely, some people struggle with the fact of showing the real them. We all are different and unique. We are a melting pot. However, society has conditioned us to reject something that has its individual identity. “Only when individuals recognize that their identity- which of course is an identity that they must value-depends on the existence of liberal democratic form of life will they be prepared to defend those institutions and to fight for them when needed” (Mouffe, 2000, p. 91).
Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist and at the forefront of the humanist movement in psychology, proposed a theory concerning basic human motivations that are based upon a hierarchy of needs. (Boeree 1998, 2006) Often described or pictured as a pyramid, basic physiological drives like thirst, hunger and sleep, as well as the need for safety, shelter and some feeling of security are the motivational needs that occupy the bottom tiers of the pyramid.. They provide the foundation for higher levels of needs to become present and available that the individual is aroused or driven to attain. Once those physiological and safety needs are met then the individual looks to love and be loved, to belong
In this essay I will initially define the child’s needs and then link it to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. I will then further explain a 3 years old child’s Physical needs and elaborate how a practitioner can support these needs