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Who is a Child? The Definition of a Child - ... The third option protocol ensures that issues affecting children’s well-being and development are communicated in a timely manner to the relevant authorities (Todres, Wojcik, and Revaz 10). The convention, through its articles and optional protocols, requires states to act in the child’s best interest to ensure the full protection of children against social, cultural, or economic discrimination (Swepston 6). The Sharia and Islamic laws do not have a definite definition of a child. The two laws, which advocate for the same things, vaguely consider a child as any human being that needs care and protection from another person....   [tags: corporal punishment, child convention]
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Nourishing a Child - The word hunger can mean the painful sensation caused by the want of food, the want or scarcity of food in a country or a strong desire or craving. In relation to the term World Hunger, the word refers to the want or scarcity of food in a country (World Hunger, 2011). In areas of the world, including the United States, where hunger is an issue, malnourishment becomes a very serious concern. Malnutrition is a very basic term referring to the general lack of some or all nutrients needed to support human health....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Worth of a Child:Child Labor Trafficking - “Police and social workers say that more than 20,000 people are brought into the United States each year by exploitative labor traffickers and that at least half the victims are children” (Startribune, 2009, paragraph 1). This number only includes the definite amount of victims that authority figures have identified as victims. It does not take in account for all of the unreported victims which are currently working as slaves or even possibly deceased from being beaten to death. And, according to the Star Tribune, each year, more than 10,000 of these victims, trafficked into the United States, are children....   [tags: social workers, child labor, trafficking, ]
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The Advantages of Child Care Centers - “In 2002 63% of children under age five were placed in some type of non-maternal child care setting” (Peng and Robbins, 1). This large percentage is due to the fact that many families especially child bearing women have no choice but to work in order to support their growing family. Therefore the parents have the option of enrolling their children into a type of non-maternal or family based childcare facility. Even though this may what’s more convenient for most parents, there’s still a lot of thought that goes into deciding what center will offer your child the most, developing wise....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Development of a Child's Brain - I often look at newborns in amusement and wonder what were are thinking about. Never did I stop for a moment to think about the complex wiring of the brain. It is known that the complete development of the brain is necessary for the normal physical and mental processes of a person but I wrongly assumed that such development is completed before birth. It is interesting to know that Dr. Harry Chugani, a pediatric neurobiologist at Wayne State University amazing has provided a glimpse inside an infant’s head....   [tags: Child Development] 1308 words
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Jerry Sandusky: Child Molester or Not? - To most children, everything in the world is good, righteous, and completely innocent. Getting their apple juice stolen by his or her brother is the worst thing that could possibly ever happen to them. Being safe, secure, and worry free is the reality for most children, as it should be. For 10 individuals that have made their childhood incidents open to the public, a very evil and twisted man stole the innocence that they once knew. This man is Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was known to most as a normal man who coached football at Pennsylvania State University, also known as “Penn State” (Bronstein)....   [tags: Child Molestation]
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Transitioning a Child To Daycare - When a parent leaves their child off at a daycare, they often wonder why their child who was happy and content before they arrived cries and screams when their parent leaves to go to work. This is a very hard transition for infants, which is why it's our job as infant toddler teachers to make the transition as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The reason children feel this way when their parents leave is because they are in what Piaget calls the sensorimotor stage, and are in the beginning of object permanence meaning that an infant realizes something is their even though they cannot see it....   [tags: Child Development] 527 words
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Child Labor and its Effects - In today’s world, one would believe that the majority of Americans would oppose supporting a business that exploits the use of child labor to produce its goods. However, the odds are we all have in one way or another supported these businesses the last time we went shopping. Whether it is a toy for a child or a jacket to keep you warm, it was probably was made using child labor in one of the many different parts of the globe. The use of child labor is a major factor of the global economy in today's age of globalization where U.S....   [tags: Child Labor]
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A Child's Need for Discipline - Parenthood is the hardest job in the world, but done right it can be the most rewarding. Teaching a child the right way from a young age will pay dividends. A child needs guidelines in which to follow in order to develop into a well rounded adult. Showing the child the right way from the start will make the growing and learning process easier for them. A child taught to use manners as early as they start to talk will use them naturally as they progress through childhood, manners might not be high up on modern day parent’s lists of priorities, but, the concept of manners brings with it also the concept of respect for others, the two go hand in hand....   [tags: Child Development] 675 words
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Imaginary Companions In Child Development - Introduction Many children experience a common phenomenon known as the imaginary companion. This usually manifests itself in the creation of an invisible person that they engage in an active relationship with. While many parents are confused about how to approach and relate to their child and their child’s imaginary companion they should be assured that the process is quite normal. Imaginary companions are not a sign of mental illness but a normal healthy part of a child’s development (Taylor, 1999)....   [tags: Child Development]
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Child Psychology: A Difficult Career - A three year-old girl is crying in an office because her father molested her. Her little round face is red and swollen while her mother rocks her back and forth in her lap. The mother asks, “What can you do doctor?” The psychologist’s heart is breaking with every tear shed from the young child’s big eyes. It takes a lot of strength to witness pain such as this. A child psychologist has to go through extensive schooling, mental and emotional preparation, and must have personal dedication. The first step to becoming a child psychologist is extensive schooling....   [tags: Child Psychologist, Child Psychology, Psychology,] 498 words
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Reflections on Child Development Workshop - In this essay, I am going to reflect on my learning and the way it has informed my practice in developing a positive learning environment. I am going to demonstrate my understanding of the need of promoting enabling environment in early years and the changes in my practice since attending university. I will critically evaluate on my own reflective and evaluative skills and I will offer examples of implementing these skills into my practice. I will explain why I decided to nurture the areas from the action plan and how I can achieve the recommended proposals....   [tags: Child Development] 1663 words
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The Motivation of Lester in Child of God - The Motivation of Lester in Child of God   In the novel, Child of God. Lester Ballard committed heinous crimes against innocent victims. He murdered people in cold-blooded fashion and raped women when they were dead. What makes a human being do this may tell us a lot about criminals and humans themselves. In this paper I will try and analyze some of the core issues that lie at the heart of this story. Why did Ballard do what he did, to what extent is he responsible and what should have been his punishment....   [tags: Child] 1750 words
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Child Abuse Prevention Programs - Introduction Child maltreatment is a pervasive problem in the United States, as well as other countries. Child maltreatment touches everyone, from the child to the nurse that cares for the child to the entire community. I have chosen to research this problem because of its far reaching effects on the community and its preventable nature. Research on prevention Research on the prevention of child maltreatment focuses on home visitation programs, abusive head trauma prevention programs, and parent training programs (Krugman, Lane, & Walsh, 2007)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abuse Must End - Do you know anyone who has been abused by someone they love or even you who has been abused. If you have or know someone who has its not okay. It happens every single day to millions of children everywhere. Child abuse is something not to be taken easily. It has seen to become a major social problem and causes of children’s unhappiness and health. Not all child abuse is reported but should be. It’s not just young aged children it is also teenagers who get abused. So take a moment and think do you know anyone who has gotten abused or is being abused....   [tags: A Child Called It] 722 words
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Philosophy of Child Development - Through my studies of Early Childhood Education, I have come to form my own philosophy on child development. In HCCF 467: Philosophies and Theories of Child Development, I took the Teacher Belief Inventory which assisted me in expressing my individual philosophy on child development. This inventory is a list of 30 statements for which you rate how strongly you agree or disagree. A number of points are given to each answer given, and then these scores are added up in three categories: cognitive-developmental, cultural-training/behaviorist, and maturationist-socialization....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Learning Through Play - Children have a natural inclination to play, alongside a natural instinct to learn and to be curious and inventive, which are characteristics of the human race in general. This quote taken from Janet Moyles is a good starting point for this essay. It is well known that children love to play. If a child were to be left to his/her own devices they would happily play and create new worlds anywhere they were left. It has been well documented and researched that children learn excellently through play....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Labor in Haiti - The employment of children under the age to which it is illegal or inhumane is considered child labor. Its causes and consequences are myriad, touching every aspect of Haitian society. Children who are working are more likely to become physically and mentally underdeveloped than children who go to school. Haiti is certainly below the poverty line ranking as the 20th poorest country in the world and is considered to be one of the most under developed countries in the world (Pasquali). Not only is child labor itself a social issue, but it leads into more acts of cruelty bestowed upon the innocent children of Haiti....   [tags: Child Explotation]
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Child Sexual Abuse (CSA): Egregious Child Exploitation - ... Federal funding should be allocated to agencies prior to a victim of trafficking meeting eligibility. Having funds readily available may permit for the expediting of services to take place for obvious cases of human trafficking. This comes under the notion that the individual conducting the intake is competent in determining of whether or not the victim meets eligibility. In the state of Florida, screening for child sexual exploitation is conducted during intake, and, as a result, has identified cases of human trafficking (Fong & Cardoso, 2010)....   [tags: human trafficking, child abuse]
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Child Development Case Study - Introduction The Campbell Child and Family Center (CCFC)is a high-quality early childhood education program in Durango, Colorado. The CCFC uses the Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood, which incorporates Jean Piaget’s work on cognitive development to establish developmentally appropriate learning programs for preschool children. I observed N for approximately 20 hours at the CCFC where he has been a student since November 2012. N is almost four years old and lives with his mom, dad, and older brother....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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Analyzing Chilrdren: Child Observation - Children are some of the most interesting creatures on Earth. At any moment they may do something that makes you laugh. The next moment they may do something that makes you want to crawl under your seat in embarrassment. That’s what drew me to them. I’m around adults all day and all night since starting college. I wanted to sit and observe God’s most precious creation in action. My mother-in-law’s home was the most obvious choice for my observation. She keeps several children, including my sixteen month old son, in her home daycare business....   [tags: Child Development] 759 words
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What Effects Do Child Beauty Pageants Have On The Child? - What Effects Do Child Beauty Pageants Have On The Child. The tension is building. It is almost time for her to go on stage. Everything, from head to toe, is double checked to make sure it is perfect. Her make-up is flawless. The foundation covers any unevenness in skin tone, while the blush gives her cheeks a nice rosy glow. Eye shadow, mascara, and false eyelashes have been applied. Lipstick and lip gloss contribute to the pout of her lips. Her hair has been curled, teased, placed in an upswept hairdo, and heavily sprayed with hair spray to keep the hair in place during her performance....   [tags: Child Psychology ] 1128 words
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Child Abuse and the Importance of Belonging Discussed in David Pelzer's A Child Called It - A Child Called "It" explores the traumatic story of child abuse and how the choices made by one person affects another’s sense of belonging. The story is only from one point of view as it’s a biography, written by the man who experienced trauma at such a tender age. David Pelzer, as a child, dealt with rejection daily and not only from his mother but classmates, teachers and ultimately his biggest enemy, himself. A Child Called "It", as the title denotes depreciation and an impersonal relationship between the audience and the text, begins the biography with a dark and solemn theme as there is no definition for ‘it’ therefore titling a book ‘a child called it’ gives the audience the idea that...   [tags: A Child Called It] 1683 words
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The Failure of Child Protective Services in America - The controversial issue of whether or not Child Protective Services are doing their jobs properly, has grabbed nationwide attention. Child Protective Services is the name of a government agency in many states of the United States whose mission is to respond to reports of child abuse and neglect. Some of these cases may include physical abuse, sexual abuse, and mental abuse (Wikipedia). The child welfare system is corrupted. The parents and guardians who are accused of abuse are automatically labeled as guilty and will have to prove their innocence; instead of being innocent until proven guilty....   [tags: child welfare] 1449 words
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Case study of a Child With Aggressive Behavior - Case studies are a collection of data obtained using various methods gathered on an individual or group to record areas of interest in order to assist with analysis and provide recommendations. The study should include the name of the person, although this should be protected to provide anonymity where appropriate, and a brief description of the subject. The setting where the study is to be performed should be included. The aim of the observation must be presented along with a report of the findings....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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The Effects of Parenting Styles on Child Outcome - “There is no way in which parents can evade having a determining effect upon their children’s personality, character, and competence” (Baumrind, 1978). It is amazing that children who are raised in completely different environments can go on to possess similar characteristics later in life. But why is this the case. The functions that parents perform greatly influence how children develop. A tremendous amount of research has been done on the effects of parenting styles since 1966 when Diana Baumrind first published her three prototypes of parenting styles, but many parents fail to understand the power they possess in shaping the future lives of their children and the need for a responsible...   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Importance of Self-Esteem in Child Development - How important is good self-esteem in the development of children: extremely important!. Having good self-esteem is a key component in the healthy development of children and adolescents (Nuttall, 1991). A person with high self-esteem feels like they can accomplish anything they set their minds to, whereas a person with low self-esteem feels that they are unimportant and nothing they do will make a difference (Nuttall, 1991). How a person feels about themselves affects how they will act, this is true in adults and adolescents as well as small children (Nuttall, 1991) There are a myriad of influences that can make a difference in the self-esteem of children today: parents, teachers, friends,...   [tags: Child Development]
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Effect of Social Inequality on Child Development - As kids, the question is always asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Depending on the interest of their parents, the children’s answers vary greatly. If they come from a family of lawyers, the child would most likely say they would want to be a lawyer. If they come from a family where no one has graduated from high school, the child would most likely say that they would want to be a truck driver. The background and the status of the parents would determine the aspirations of children’s future....   [tags: Child Development]
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Child Development: Schedules and Habits for Children - Parents begin teaching their children in the early stages of life, even while they are still infants. Establishing a schedule for feeding, sleeping, bath time and playtime are the first things babies learn, and come to depend on. Providing mobiles that play music, toys that entertain, even parents who sing to their babies are ways in which help them develop into curious toddlers, and this is why the first and best teachers are parents. As babies enter the toddler stage, they demand attention, and are very eager to learn....   [tags: child development,] 433 words
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Effect of Television Viewing on Child Development - Grace Nowadays, television has been played a major role in most family households. Although television was invented over half a century ago, it has now become a part of most children’s everyday lives. Children have begun to turn to television for their main source of entertainment .Television has its own good sides but research shows that the disadvantages of television watching for children outweigh the advantages. This is because it will affect children’s health, children’s educational development, children’s cognitive skill and also children’s behaviour....   [tags: Child Development]
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The Impact of Globalization on Child Labor - Introduction Child labour is a very real problem in the world today, and although it is declining, progress is happening at a slow and unequal pace. Child labour by the International Labour Organization is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development (Diallo, Etienne, & Mehran, 2013, p. 2).” In the most extreme forms of child labour it could account for child enslavement, separation from their families, exposure to serious hazards and illnesses and being left to fend for themselves on the streets (Dinopoulos & Zhao, 2007)....   [tags: Child Labor in Developing Countries]
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How to Teach a Dyslexic Child - Dyslexia is now a widely accepted condition that is prevalent in many classrooms. However, defining dyslexia is difficult as it can be described as a continuum. Although experts largely agree that dyslexia is identifiable as a developmental difficulty of language learning and cognition (Rose, 2009). Dyslexia can pose a host of difficulties for the child and can make daily activities and school life very challenging. The NCLD (2013) states children with dyslexia may have difficulties with ‘accurate and fluent spelling, accurate and fluent written expression, phonological awareness, memory, verbal processing speed and information processing.’ As teachers it is vital that we are aware of the un...   [tags: Teaching a Dyslexic Child]
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A Brief Look at Child Welfare - ... According to HHS report, “Apporoximately one third of abused and neglected children will eventually victimize their own children.” Child abuse and neglect frequently occur together with other forms of violence. First step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. Most single signs does not designate that a child is maltreated or abuse is occurring, a more proximate look in the situation may help keep many aware and warranted when the signs appear repeatedly....   [tags: child abuse, neglect] 1329 words
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The Role of the Family in a Child's Education - 1. What is your definition of family. Family is defined by the text as “two or more persons living together and linked for financial or emotional support” (Barbour, Barbour & Scully, 2011). For my purposes family is defined as those with whom I maintain a close bond, whether or not they live with me. For example, I have a brother, who might be defined as :family” as we were raised in the same house, but I also have friends that I consider “family” based on emotional support I derive from their friendship....   [tags: Family Psychology, Child Development]
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A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer - In the book “A Child Called It” by Dave Pelzer, Dave is remembering his childhood, and the point it turned into a living nightmare, one in which his once loving mother falls prey to her alcoholism. Dave had a joyful childhood for a while, a loving mother and father and brothers he could play with. It was when his mother’s addiction and his father’s cowardice began, that Dave’s life was irrevocably changed. Dave became the sole target of his mother’s abuse, he was put through extreme torture, physical, metal, and emotional....   [tags: alcoholism, child abuse] 563 words
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Divorce and Consequences for Child Development - The dissolution of a marriage, or ‘divorce’ as it is known, was once an infrequent occurrence and often considered the failure of a wife to maintain a happy marriage (Lewis, 2013). Following a change in legislation in the 1960s that allowed partners to end their marriage without having to provide justification, in conjunction with the sexual liberation movement, the incidence of divorce more than doubled (Wilcox, 2009). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012), the number of marriages ending in divorce has continued to rise, however, despite an increase in social acceptance, the negative impact divorce has on children has remained prevalent (Kelly & Emery, 2004)....   [tags: Child Psychology, Family Structure]
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Is Child Workforce a Good Thing? - ... Factory owners loved child labor because it was cheap and they could support their ideas by saying it was good for the country/state and the economy. Children labor was very useful, because they could fit into smaller areas that the average human could not fit in. The children were used to fix small problems in the machines that could become into a bigger problem, because the grown man's hand could not fit into the smaller areas children were very useful to the factory owners. the factory owners also found it way easier to get them to work easier and to manage and control there feeling to get more work out of them....   [tags: child labour, stuggling parents] 658 words
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Child’s Play is Serious Business - “For young children, there is no distinction between play and learning; they are one and the same. Playing is a priority in early childhood, yet not all play is the same” (Butler, 2008, p. 1). Since the beginning of mankind children have imitated adults and learned to survive through play. Evidence of this includes toys and board games from 6,000 years ago that have been found in Egypt and Asia (Dollinger, 2000). In the last two centuries, child’s play has been observed and studied by theorists and recognized as an important tool for adult life....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abuse: A Hidden Epidemic - How do we define “abuse” when we discuss child abuse. “Abuse” is defined as Treating a person or animal with cruelty or violence, especially when it occurs regularly and repeatedly.” When you add “child” it becomes “child abuse.” “Child Abuse” is defined as “physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.”(Oxford Dictionary online) “Child abuse” may also be defined as “a crime of inflicted physical or emotional injury on a child....   [tags: Child Neglect, Physical Abuse]
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The No Child Left Behind Act - President Bush quoted, “Clearly, our children are our future…Too many of our neediest children are being left behind” (www.ed.gov). The “No Child Left Behind” Act expands the federal government’s role in elementary and secondary education. The NCLB act was enacted January 8, 2002, and has four reform principles to the act: Accountability, flexibility, Researched-based reforms and parental options. Accountability begins with informed parents, communities and elected leaders so we can work together to improve schools....   [tags: No Child Left Behind, USA, ]
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Relationship Between Child and Family - In the early stages of a child’s character development, the family is the first social group that the child has. The relationship that is fostered between the family and the child is important, because it is the role of the family that influences the child’s behavior. Although the child may be influenced by the father and siblings, these relationships are looked to second. The child realizes early that the family belongs to him. This leads to jealousy towards other siblings because he may strive to be significant, and establish a position of superiority....   [tags: Child Development, Psychology] 1776 words
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Fighting Child Obesity in the UK - In the 21st century childhood obesity is regarded as one of the most serious public health challenges faced by the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2013). Figures recorded by the National Child Measurement programme for the 2011/12 period showed children aged 10-11, of which 14.7% were overweight and a further 19.2% figure were classed as obese. Statistics from the same report also indicate boys in the same age group are more likely to be obese with a figure of 20.7% compared to a 17.7% figure for girls....   [tags: Health, Child Obesity]
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Society's Role in Child Labour - Child labour is wide spread across worldwide to many extents, and society is not doing anything to change that. This is a topic that is known by everyone, but very few act against it for several reasons. At an individual’s point of view, based on their ethics and morals, they may not find child labour to be wrong. While similarly in a society their viewpoint can be heavily influenced by the judgment of other members of society. Children across the world are working in unsafe conditions to make products, for cheaper labour and a cheaper price....   [tags: child exploitation, abuse]
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Results of Child Abuse Survey - The primary method was conducted using a series of distributed questionnaires to children for my research. The reasons why I used questionnaires are because I think I will obtain appropriate and honest responses which relates to their personal experiences. The data collected was then categorized by data into gender, age from age 8 to10, age 11 to 13, age 14 to16, age 17 to 19 and type of abuse. The surveys were equally distributed, a total of 13 surveys were handed out to children between 8-18 years of age that have been victims of child abuse/ neglect....   [tags: Primary Research on Child Abuse] 921 words
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The Evils of Child Labor - Child Labor Child labor is a world-wide issue that is affecting the mentality of millions of children. While some forms of child labor are traditional like working on family farms or factories, many other children are forced into it, in an abusive matter and some of the conditions are unbearable. There are many different practices of child labor: Agricultural (plantations and farms), domestic work (in homes), Manufacturing, and Mining and quarrying. There are many solutions to this problem and one of them is getting the government involved and creating a law to stop it. Child labor emerged from multiple ways: poverty, child abuse, traditions, and family expectations....   [tags: child abuse, traditions, expectations]
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Parenting Styles and Child Rearing - Parenting style is very important in child rearing and can have consequences in the way that a child develops and can have long term effects on children and their personality later in life. Diana Baumrind developed her ideas of parenting styles and their effects by studying 100 preschool children and their parents. Although most of the subjects of her study were Californian middle class European Americans, thus not offering much diversity in her study, the results were very persuasive and interesting....   [tags: Diana Baumringd, child development] 888 words
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The Effects of Child Abuse - The effects of child abuse are multiple. The pain and trauma the abused child goes through is just a small part of how this cauldron of hidden depravity in our society affects all of us. Wrecked lives can be seen in persons of all ages and in all walks of life. Society as a whole is also effected by child abuse both in negative and positive ways. In this essay I will present some of the factor and results of this violent behavior on individuals as well as our culture. Early American culture did not consider child abuse a crime....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays] 1702 words
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Overview of Every Child Matters - Where a child is thought to be suffering or likely to suffer considerable harm, the local authority is requisite under section 47 of the Children Act 1989 to make enquiries. Every Child Matters was enacted as a green paper alongside the Laming report (Laming 2003) emphasising on exploring a preventive approach pertaining to social work as opposed to reactive child protection methods. Amie Newton (4 yrs) has been brought to the hospital casualty department by her mother. On examination she is found to have a newly broken left leg....   [tags: children, child abuse]
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Benefits of ending child labor - Florence Kelly, a factory inspector of the late 19th century, described the plight of the “Cash Child” at a conference in Geneva, New York. As described in a newspaper clipping, “She called attention to the fact that in our absorption in our efforts to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, we are oblivious to the presence of the cash child, whose young life is a sacrifice to our indifference.” Adolescence is the beginning of many positive changes for individuals, and allowing children more time to develop would lead to far greater benefits than those provided by underpaid child labor....   [tags: Exploitation of Children, Child Labor]
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Child Labor Should be Banned - Outline Claim : Young labor should be banned I. Threatening the lives of children A. Exploiting immaturity of children 1. Targeting small aged children 2. Exploiting low wage children B. Facing risks while working 1. Many children lost their lives while working 2. Many children are enforced to perform dangerous tasks II. Involving children in illicit activities A. Producing and trafficking drugs 1....   [tags: Child Labor Essays]
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The Horror of Child Soldiers - ... “Forced recruitment, where many children were abducted and beaten into submission, was for a long time the archetype of child soldiering.”for example the whole kony incident (describe konys ways). In poverty such as Africa and uganda childr4en also volunteer to join hoping that it will help them survive since it provides meals and shelter. 3) Student survey explain questons and feeling then go into actual facts In surveys conducted there was 14 female and 16 males all in 10th grade . the first questions asked were focusing on weather or not they thought if children were useful in war and if they are a better fighter....   [tags: child abuse and exploitation] 682 words
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War Child by Emmanuel Jal - Introduction In Emmanuel Jal’s, War Child, the author talks about the beginning of his life as a child soldier; he speaks of the excitement and how it was one of the best things that happened to him since he was with his mother and family. Through warfare, it taught Jal to become more like a man and not to cry like a fragile woman; he says “I did not want to feel sad and cry each day as I ached for [my mother and siblings]” (62). He was determined to be mentally and physically strong to survive....   [tags: raising children, child soldier]
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Family Income and Child Outcomes - Family Income and Child Outcomes With child poverty being investigated by many researchers, the debate between family income inequality and child development has occurred throughout the world. Some people believe that child achievement would not be affected by family income because low-income children could be more motivated to change socioeconomic status. However, several studies suggest that there is an association between family income and child outcomes: as the family income decreases, the child’s future achievement decreases....   [tags: Poverty, Child Development]
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Child Development Observation - In this assignment I am going to describe a child observation that I have done in a nursery for twenty minutes in a play setting. I will explain the strengths and weaknesses of naturalistic observation through the key developmental milestones based in Mary Sheridan (2005) check-list and provide a theoretical explanation to support the naturalistic observation. First of all I would like to explain why the child observation is important for social workers. It is important because it focus on the problems that arise when a child‘s situation is not taken seriously and consequently have harsh consequences for both worker and child (Climbié Report, 2002)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Care Options - An increase in baby booming makes it tougher for working parents to find daycare. The facts prove that having children come with a true price. Even so it doesn’t change the issues of finding child care or makes them go away. When parents work, quality child care is a necessity. And it does not come cheap. For families with more than one child, child care can eat up one salary, leaving parents wondering both working is worth it. When thinking of child care there are some options to consider like choosing a child care center, the costs of child care centers, and waiting lists....   [tags: Child Care] 533 words
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Child Care Services - Child Care Services, that include first, custodial services concerning health, hygiene and safety of children, second, child development services covering socialization, language skill and personality development and third, pre-school services ranging from informal learning to formal educational preparatory learning from elementary schools, was appeared to be initiated in France in 1770 in the name of “Salles d’asile” (asylum room) for serving the interest of working women. Along with custodial services, academic subjects such as reading and doing arithmetic, performing singing and drawing as extra-curricular activities were being taught in order to bring order, discipline and obedience to i...   [tags: Child Development ] 1522 words
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Preschool Child Obersvations - PART 1 The pre-school is in a small rural village with a high ratio of staff. We use a key person system working with the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting the five outcomes of Every Child Matters. We do this by learning through play, risk taking (physically, emotionally and intellectually), creative thinking and listening to children. In partnership with parents who continually inform staff of their child’s welfare, disposition, activities and any concerns both formally and informally....   [tags: Child Development]
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Child Developmental Theories - Child Developmental Theories 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....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abandonment in China - Quietly and dreadfully going through the dark streets in China, a mother carries her new born baby girl who is screaming a piercing sound, that sound it the last memory that the mother will ever have of her daughter. The mother has no time to say goodbye to her child, only the last few minutes she gets to hold her, while running to her destination. Exhausted, she knows that she has no option, she knows that she cannot take care of her baby girl, she has to let her go. The only way the daughter will live, is if her mother lets her go....   [tags: overpopulation, one child policy]
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Child Abuse in America - According to Tennyson Center for Children, “A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds in the U.S.” (“Child Abuse in America”). One cannot fathom the idea of why anyone would intentionally hurt the innocent children of today’s society. Child abuse happens with children of all ages, gender, and religions. Likewise, the world can be identified as a harsh place, where child abuse occurs around the world, and is even evident in the United States. There are many factors that contribute to this repulsive behavior....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays]
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Child Labor in Agriculture - “Sandy couldn’t see hands in the darkness of his home (a shack made from palm bark and zinc). He is from Dominican Republic. Although, he couldn’t see his hands: he could feel the burning sensation from the scars on his left thumb. He labored on a farm trimming garlic plants.” (Child Labour) He couldn’t eat breakfast and besides it was nothing for him to eat. He didn’t have work boots so he was forced to walk barefoot. It is not believable that today child slaves are sold for less than they were in the 1900s....   [tags: Against Child Labor]
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Child Soldiers in Africa - “My mother was against my joining the soldiers in our town. But when she was killed by the rebels, I had to do something. Also we had no food, nothing to eat, but the soldiers always had more food. It was how I became part of the soldiers” (Francis 7). In the world, there are about 300,000 children recruited as child soldiers (Hill 1). One-third of this number of children fight and serve for the government military or rebel groups in Africa (Hill 1). “According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, child soldiers are defined as all children engaged in hostilities under age 18....   [tags: war child, destruction, rebels]
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Overview of Child Abuse - A 19-year-old new mother, named Sheryl asked her boyfriend to watch her 8-month-old baby while she went shopping. Her boyfriend kindly agreed assuming that the baby would fall asleep, and he would continue watching the game. However like most newborn babies, Sheryl’s child was a little fussy and was crying. That caused Sheryl’s boyfriend to get annoyed and agitated. He went over to the baby, picked him up and shook him hard. When Sheryl came home she found her baby injured, unfortunately what happened to Sheryl’s baby it’s something that happens to many children in America every day....   [tags: Child Exploitation, Domestic Disturbance]
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What Is Child Labor And What Does Child Labor Do? - Why do people think that it’s okay to take children and have them work for hours and hours. Do they not know that children have lives of their own that they would like to enjoy. Do they know that children needs their education and don’t have time to be worrying about jobs, especially at the ages they already are. What are the parents doing about it. Why do the bosses even allow themselves to even put the children at risk. Do they not like children. So, if you’re like me and wanted to know what is child labor, I’m here to tell you....   [tags: child labor, child workers, labor force]
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Theories of Child Development - Theories abound around how people develop emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. This essay will examine the theories of five leaders on the subject of development. Jean Piaget believed in four stages of development that were fairly concrete in description (Atherton, 2010). 1. Sensorimotor stage (birth – 2 years old) – Children begin to make sense of the world around them based on their interaction with their physical environment. Reality begins to be defined. 2. Preoperational stage (ages 2-7) – Concrete physical stimuli are needed in order for a child to develop new concepts....   [tags: Child Development, Pyschology, Informative] 1024 words
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Child Development Case Study - From the video observation, the two three-year old children, Thomas and Riley set off on a bus journey along with their childminder; it is observed that both the children speak about their journey, in which they are able to identify various features, which include the passengers; various buildings and different types of buses. Both children observe many of the features by taking photographs to highlight what they have observed on their journey. From observation, the video looks at the way the childminder plans the experience from a child-initiated stance, which directs the children’s learning in addition with assisting them with role-play and symbolic play, which is shown towards the end of...   [tags: Child Development Theory]
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Importance of Play in a Child's life - The key issues that apply to this theme are; education, how play has changed risk and challenge. Education affects a child’s play and learning, as parents who aren’t well educated may not know the importance or benefits of play and the impact it has on learning. They will not value play as a ‘crucial’ part of learning. As an alternative of allowing their children to play they would force them to be seated all day and work. Play helps a child cultivate socially, intellectually, emotionally and services the development of motor skills, as children play alongside each other they form and maintain relationships, recognize their own and other’s feelings and develop empathy for others....   [tags: child eduaction, cognitive skill, discipline]
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Child Development Case Study - One precious little girl, charming responses, and thirty well spent minutes adds up to a successful Piaget project. The time spent on interviewing a child for cognitive development was insightful, and gave me a first hand look at how a child’s mind matures with age. N.G., 4 years, 11 months, embodied all I could ask for in a child to conduct such an interview on. Nearing her fifth birthday in the upcoming week, her age is central between ages three and seven, providing me with information that is certainly conducive to our study....   [tags: Child Development, Piaget, psychology] 1017 words
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The Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers - ... This seemingly noble cause coupled with the fact that, “Unemployed Sierra Leonean youth with no prospect of gaining an education under the official system rallied to this RUF message of anger, and to promises of shared wealth in the future” meant that the RUF was a legitimate threat with support (Browne). However, the RUF quickly proved to be nothing more than barbarians, killing innocent people to further their goals. “In order to prove that the government was powerless to help these rural civilians, the RUF butchered them, murdering and raping and frequently using their trademark atrocity of amputating limbs, particularly of children” (Browne)....   [tags: gunfire, rebel forces, child abuse] 2117 words
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Child Observation and Assessment - The child I observed was a seven-year-old girl in Year 2 who sat on the second highest ability table in a mixed class. While not in school, she lived a substantial distance away meaning she travelled to and from school by car and was often the first child to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the afternoon. I will focus on the social and emotional development of this child who, from now onwards, will be referred to as C. I carried out two types of observation: these being narrative observation and time sampling....   [tags: Child's Social & Emotional Development] 1972 words
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Child Labor in Venezuela - Bolivian Republic of Venezuela is a country in South America. It was one of the countries that emerged from collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (Source B). Hugo Chavez is the president since 1999. He was democratically elected president in 1998, after the approval of the new constitution in 1999, which is the highest law of the land. Venezuela is subdivided into 23 states, a Capital District correspondent in the city of Caracas, and the Federal Dependencies. The country is also divided into ten administrative regions, which were established by presidential decrees....   [tags: south america, child labor] 1004 words
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Child Development Observation Report - Compare and contrast a child from younger age group with a child from an older age group. For the younger age group, I observed a 6-month-old, boy infant, called Manden, in my friend’s home. 1. Adult/Teacher Interaction: In an adult interaction, the child I observed were more engaged with the people around him by infant-directed speech. His mom and I were basically called his name by rhythm, and he responded to us by smiling and being excited. As I observe in terms of turn-taking, I realize Manden responded to the people around him after everyone is done talking to him....   [tags: Child Observation Report]
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Poverty and Child Runaways in Africa - Every three seconds another child living in Africa dies. Many of these children live on the streets of Africa, forced to runaway due to the dire conditions of their previous home lives. Every day thousands of children die in each city, many of their bodies emaciated or beaten beyond belief. These children of the street go through unimaginable trials, unbearable pain, and still find enough hope and optimism to work and fight to live, and for some to raise money to support their families. To understand further the desperate living conditions of runaway children in Africa, disease and poverty must be examined, previous home life must be considered, and the conditions of life on the street must...   [tags: Child Abuse, Starvation, African, HIV] 719 words
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Child Abuse and the System - Can someone help. I feel alone. Why won’t they hold me. Why don’t they love me. A child that has been neglected, beaten, and unloved are crying out. When child abuse comes up in a conversation or just a thought that passes through when a story about another child being mistreated pops up on the news is a topic that most people have a hard time grasping or even understanding. Child abuse is a physical abuse but also can be an emotional one as well that is caused by a parent, guardian or someone else who is suppose to take care and protect them....   [tags: child protective services, protecting children] 1184 words
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History of Child Labor Practices in the United States - One could not begin to speak of the unspeakable regarding the notion of child labor, not only in the US, but the ugly truth about the practice through out the world, with out making reference to the practice of "employing" children in a historical perspective, i. e., since children have been around. The truth is it - the practice - of putting children to work has always been with us as a species, and most likely will be part of our human story for as long as we exist. However, here in the United States we would like to believe that as a "modern"nation, we can agree as a civilized society, that children have a place as not only gentle creatures of our very fabric, but ultimately also serve as...   [tags: Child Labor] 2543 words
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Can Gays Adopt a Child? - Some people are embedded in one way of thinking. They think that there should only be traditional families that consist of a mother and a father, not two moms or two dads. However, family is becoming less about blood relations and more about people in committed relationships that associate in the same place over time. This is significant because…It can be said that children’s healthy development can be affected by a child’s relationship with their parent, their parents competence, and their family’s social and economic support rather than the gender of their parents....   [tags: blood relations, parents, child development] 542 words
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Child Labor: Nowhere Is Without - ... Child laborers are employed everywhere in the world, places like Asia and Africa have a high population of juvenile workers. Sadly the number of exploited adolescents continues to grow. In India minor’s labor makes up 3.6% of it’s entire workforce (LaborAwareness). In addition, about 85% of those children are employed in jobs that involve agricultural work. India is one of the worst examples of child labor abusers. India only represents a minute number. However, world-wide 218 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are working today (LaborAwareness)....   [tags: exploitation, child soldiers, juvenile workers]
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The Importance of Books in a Young Child’s Life - There is no question that all parents want their children to be successful, in whatever they do; this is especially true when it comes to succeeding in school. These days’ schools are expecting young children to know their alphabet and beginning to read and write in kindergarten, adding extra pressure for parents. In response to that pressure many companies have now developed products that claim that if you watch their DVD’s, and use their flash cards you will teach your child to read, even before they can talk....   [tags: Child Development]
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We Must Put and End to Child Marriage - Introduction: Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in rural Afghanistan in 2005. A 40 year old man sit to be photographed with his 11 years old bride. Before sitting the girl told the photographer that she is so sad, she did not want to get marry. She was interested to go to school and her favorite subject was Dari, which is our local language. Although she did not even know the meaning of marriage, but her family forced her to marry that old man. (Burke, 2012) It is the basic right of a human to marry or not to....   [tags: Child Brides]
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The Positive Effects of Video Games on a Child's Development - Do video games induce emotional, physical and psychological scars on children. This question has been pondered by millions of researchers across the globe. On the news there have been frequent accounts of acts of violence caused by children. However it is not the child, parents, or guardians that are blamed. Instead the media has often blamed the video game industry for these acts of immorality. After the Columbine Shootings Bill Clinton (1999) stated that "Over 300 studies report that the boundary between fantasy and reality violence, which is a clear line for most adults, can become very blurred for vulnerable children....   [tags: Child Development]
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