Essay on State of America's Children® 2010 Report

2669 Words Jan 26th, 2014 11 Pages
State of America's Children® 2010 Report Billie Jo Gary Argosy University PSY260

Abstract
This assignment I will discuss child poverty from the “State of America's
Children® 2010 Report”. I found that poverty does not exclude anyone. Poverty hits every race, every country, anytime, it is a sad truth that negatively effects the lives of many children and families poverty continues to rise and it is now at an all time high. Not to mention the unemployment rate. What can we do to put a stop to these rising
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When children that live in poverty are in the school, the school system automatically labels these children “at-risk”.

The definition of Poverty is “the extent to which an individual does without resources”
(Payne, 2005). Payne (2005) also said that poverty causes a lack of the following resources; financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, lack of an support system, relationships/role models, and knowledge of hidden rules. There are two different types of poverty there is situational and generational poverty. Payne (2005). Childhood Poverty

There have been a numerous studies that solely focus on the effect of poverty on children.
The information I will present will concisely address the differences between middle-class poverty children living in urban versus rural areas. It will highlight and describe the differences in classroom types and styles between these groups. I will also highlight and define the differences of authoritarian classroom discipline, most commonly seen and used in poverty stricken areas, versus more positive, “choice-based” discipline most commonly seen in middle class communities.

What are The Needs of Children in Poverty Today?

At-risk children face so many seemingly unimaginable obstacles. Children from economically distressed families are forced to live