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Child Observation Report - Child development is an amazing thing to watch in the way that children interact with one another and how they perceive the world that surrounds. While doing our research of child development we began to observe a group of kids ranging the ages 1 – 12. During these observations we noticed traits such as attachment, comfort, and love. Through the following examples we will proceed to observe development in our environment and explain its relativity to the text Observation #1 I observed a set of dizygotic or fraternal twins, Antonio and James, that had walked in, which were both males....   [tags: Child Development Observation] 1705 words
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Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse is the physical or emotional mistreatment of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Information of child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have climbed in the United States and some authorities believe that the number of cases is under reported. Child neglect is sometimes integrated in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of starvation, abandonment, and insufficient care of a child's safety. When reported, child maltreatment cases are intricate by poor foster care services and a legal system that has trouble obliging to the susceptible nature of children(Child Maltreatment, 2015)....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The Causes and Effects of Child Neglect - ... Whether it is a single parent home or a double parent home there can still be a large amount of economic stress either one parent doesn’t have a job and the other has a low paying job or maybe both parents go laid off because of the terrible economy which will lead to even more neglect (Gittins). Parents worry about bills so if they have a job they try to get more hours in order to make rent or to buy groceries which is not a bad thing until the parent starts working so much that they forget about their child at home alone....   [tags: abuse, self-esteem, laws] 1922 words
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Effects of Living with a Child with Disabilities - Living with a Child with Special Needs: The Effects on the Family In one’s childhood it is apparent that the immediate family members have a significant impact on the way a child grows up. The environment a child is raised in can and will affect him or her in many ways. Developing siblings learn from one another through everyday play and family activities. The interactions within a family provide many opportunities to acquire social, emotional, and behavioral skills (Conger, Stocker, McGuire, 2009)....   [tags: family, childhood, socialization, social support]
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Child Abuse in The Middle East - Child Abuse in the Middle East is horrific. Most organizations supporting child abuse are trying to put a stop to the problem. Child abuse is spread throughout the world, but is mostly found in the Middle East. Some results of child abuse are bruises, fractures, broken bones, black eyes, ect. When a child is abused, they can become reluctant to discuss the abused caused to them out of fear. When a child grows up being abused, they think it’s ok, so when they have children of their own they abuse them also....   [tags: detention centers, shaken baby]
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Raising a Child with a Disability - Raising A Child With A Disability A child with a disability is having someone that has been diagnosed whether at birth, from an illness, or an accident that can leave a person with a disability. Sometime a person may not be diagnosed until years later. This disability which will not allow a person to function on a regular day to day basis. Therefore, someone has to take on that responsibility to assist that child to make sure they are taken care of. A child can be born with multiple disabilities and this is only to name a few: Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), Mental Retardation....   [tags: children with special needs]
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Child Pornography: The Fuel for Pedophiles - According to the American Heritage Dictionary the word pornography means: Sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal. The term child pornography applies for the sexual explicit material who involves minors of eighteen years of age. The human being as part of a civilized society it is meant to evolve and eradicate some kind of behaviors that make us go back as society and degrade our human nature. No matter the harshness of the punishments against the people who posses, make, distribute and so on child pornography this is something that is growing day by day and can be proved by the statistics....   [tags: minor, victims, power, objects, law] 1047 words
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Child Development and The Ecological Theory - ... The mesosystem surrounding the microsystem is representative of the relationships that occur between two or more settings containing the developing child. An example is the relational interactions between caregiver and school, or school and day care. The mesosystem is an environment, or system, of microsystems (1994) The Exosystem represents mostly indirect, but at times direct, influences of the extended community on the child. These include law enforcement, social services, and religious communities, and a caregiver’s work setting....   [tags: caregivers, schools, environment] 712 words
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The Bond Between Mother and Child - Lance Armstrong grew up without his father along with Bill Clinton, Gene Simmons, and Barack Obama. These men are political, economic, and admirable figures all over the world. They show leadership and confidence. These single parents taught their children routines, discipline, and authority. Raising a child with proper care and emotional connection is extremely hard to do when dealing with equal rights among parents. A mother or a father should not co parent if it could harm their child’s present being or future being....   [tags: equal rights, attachment]
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The Responsibility of Raising a Child - Is it true that both parents from a family should bare an equal responsibility in order to take care of their own children. Yes, it is important because parents can play an important role in helping their children strengthen their behaviors, skills, attitudes and motivation that promote their physical and mental health. A child should have love and care from both sides of parents because when he or she grows up, his or her parents should teach him or her many life lessons and nurture him or her by their sophisticated experiences....   [tags: parents, babies, equal responsibility]
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The Tragedy of Sexual Molestation of a Child - ... You at times feel sick to your stomach, contemplating suicide well before life has really begun for you. For a lot of children, this is what they go through everyday. The tragedy I am referring to that would cause all of this is sexual molestation. I will be taking you into the mind someone who was molested as a child, while also sharing some facts on the matter. When researching this information, one must understand that statistics will vary due to the fact that most cases are not reported....   [tags: fault, reported, victims] 764 words
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The Tragedy of Child Abuse - Each day in the United States more than three children die as a result of child abuse (Giardino, 2010). This statistic is too high and there need to be changes to overcome this problem. As a parent you are expected to take of your children and treat them the right way. This is not always the case and children end up being abused in the home were they are supposed to feel safe. Changes need to be made to medical awareness to help keep children safe. Imagine being a child abused constantly by an adult who should be taking care of them....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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An Exploration of Sweatshops and Child Labor - “One in six children 5 to 14 years old, about 16 percent of all children in this age group is involved in child labor in developing countries. Worldwide, 126 million children work in hazardous conditions, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers” (UNICEF). It is near impossible to not think how lucky some children have it these days. Check out the news and see the technology, kids have cell phones, gaming devices and even their own miniature cars to drive around the house....   [tags: children, poverty, social justice] 1436 words
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The Reasons For Child Abuse - All throughout history there are numerous accounts of children being abused by their parents, guardian, or an adult. People often wonder why a man or woman would want to harm a child, and while there are many programs are out there that do their best to prevent child abuse. The best prevention however is finding the causes of child abuse. Child abuse is often the result of stress or anger issues, psychological disorders, or the cause of the person having been abused as a child themselves. Some people cannot handle the responsibilities and obligations a parent must fulfill....   [tags: psychological disorders, sexual abuse]
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Child Protective Services and Adoption - Since the beginning of time, people have been adopting. Whether or not the adoption process is for everybody is a debatable topic. Adoption occurs all over the world and is the cause for an impact on not only the children being adopted, but also an impact on those who adopt. Whether it’s nationally on internationally adoption is everywhere and will continue to grow in popularity as the years go on. What is adoption. “Adoption establishes a legally recognized, lifelong relationship between a parent and child....   [tags: adopting parents, children]
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The Horror that Are Child Soldiers - ... The things that child soldiers are forced to do lead to a lot of psychological trauma. When an organization called War Child interviewed children they had rescued, up to 90% admitted that they needed psychological help and support to cope with what they had seen and done. A study has shown that children who are rescued often have nightmares, sadness, recurring violent images, and intrusive thoughts. The children who were forced to commit terrible crimes or were the victims of the crimes have the most psychological damage....   [tags: perfect killing machines, minor abuse]
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Sexual Assault and Child Abuse - There are many different types of victims we have discussed over the course of this class, but we’re only going to talk about two types in the following paper. These two types of victims are common just as any another victim across America. These include sex assault victims and child abuse victims, which are both primary victims in cases. The two share a tie together, both are a victim of abuse and can cause lifelong consequences, but they also pose many differences as well. Many questions arise when talking about victims, for example why is a child or adult being abused and what are the life altering affects to these actions....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse? - Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect]
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Child Abuse: An Inexcusable Crime - Child abuse occurs in families of all different social classes and of all different cultures. According to the Heritage Foundation, abuse and neglect of American children has increased 134% since 1980 ("The Child Abuse Crisis”). No excuse for child abuse exists. Children are among the most defenseless group of people in society, and to harm those who are defenseless is simply unacceptable. Abusers may make excuses for their actions or even deny they are harming the child, but they are wrong. Child abuse causes significant damage to the victim’s physical and psychological health, the victim’s behavior and social skills, and society as a whole....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Day Care - In today’s society the majority of households have a family dynamic where both parents need to work. It is nearly impossible for most families in America to survive financially without two incomes. This puts many parents in a situation where they have to find extra help to watch their children while they are away at work. “These days couples face complex negotiations over work, family, child care, and housekeeping. It becomes evident that where traditional marriage through the centuries has been a partnership based on mutual dependency, modern marriage demands greater self-sufficiency” (Hekker)....   [tags: Parenting ] 2544 words
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Analysis of Perceptions in Child's Play - The Target store located at Dallas Highway in Marietta, Georgia, was chosen for the fieldwork assignment. This particular store was selected because of recent renovations to the toy area. The new arrangement of the toy department appears slightly different than traditional organizations of toys in the past. The location of the toys is in direct relation and physical flow from the baby equipment, supplies, and apparel. Toys transition from birth in the infant area initially in terms of age demographics, type of activity, and brand of toy to more obvious gender divisions beginning in the preschool toys....   [tags: target, toy department, gender division] 1040 words
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Play Influence on Child Development - Children develop normally when they are exposed to different types of play that allow them to express themselves while using their imaginations and being physically active. According to the Center for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness, “Play is child’s work”; this is true because it is a child’s job to learn and develop in their first few years of life, in order for them to do this, they play. Not only is playing a child’s full time job, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights listed play as a right of every child....   [tags: emotional and social development]
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Foster Care - Introduction In todays’ society many Americans never think about our foster care system. Foster care is when a child is temporarily placed with another family. This child may have been abused, neglected, or may be a child who is dependent and can survive on their own but needs a place to stay. Normally the child parents are sick, alcohol or drug abusers, or may even be homeless themselves. We have forgotten about the thousands of children who are without families and living in foster homes. Many do not even know how foster care came about....   [tags: English Poor Law, Benjamin Eaton, Title IV-E]
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The State of Today's Health Care System - The State of Today's Health Care System Today’s health care system is in a constant state of fluctuation and commotion. It is sometimes difficult for the health care consumer to identify a valuable resource when they need one. The purpose of this paper is to explore one of the many health care resources that are available in the greater Philadelphia area and then visit this site to learn more about it. Philadelphia, in itself is an outstanding resource to the people of the area. In terms of healthcare resource implications this is true....   [tags: Health Care Medical Planned Parenthood Essays] 1246 words
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Psychological Effects of Child Abuse - Due to the rise of domestic violence in many families, psychologists are helping affected children cope and confront their emotional imprisonment by using various methods. Over the years, there has been a drastic increase in domestic violence cases. In many instances, the children are most affected in the involvement of the violent disputes. Psychologists study the behaviors of affected children and develop a plan of treatment that aim towards the child’s overall health. Psychologists provide the best treatment by immersing themselves inside the child’s situation and connecting with what the child sees....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Treatment, Therapy]
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Some Statistics on Child Maltreatment - Child maltreatment is “any act that seriously endangers a child’s physical or emotional well-being” (Belsky, 2010). There are four kinds of child maltreatment: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse is any physical harm that results in bruises. It includes everything from extreme spanking to beating, which could result in death. Causing severe emotional damage, for example terrifying or taking advantage of a child, is considered emotional abuse. Sexual abuse includes everything from fondling and exhibitionistic acts to rape and incest....   [tags: physical, emotional, psychologial abuse] 617 words
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The One-Child Policy in China - “China is always talk talk should America drop its hostility toward China.” Should America step into the One-Child Policy and knock down the numbers in the population. Imagine living with the pressure of not over populating the country, because the country didn’t put a stop to the problem earlier in the 19th century.More than twenty-one million babies are born per year. That is 57,534 babies per day, 2,397 per hour, and 40 babies per minute. China’s population in 2012 was 1.351 billion, if China does continue growing at this rate fatalities caused by hungry men and starvation will take over....   [tags: population, baby, girl, choice] 1781 words
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Prevention of Child Abuse Through Education and Intervention - Most questions have answers and sometimes explanations, but there have been many answers to the question of why people abuse children. The trauma of a child being abused can be described in various ways. Child abuse is the mistreatment or maltreatment of a child whether it is mental, physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or psychological abuse. Child abuse is a traumatic experience. Child abuse is often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term of child abuse and neglect. It has been said that the trauma of being physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse as a child can effect an individual for the rest of his or her life....   [tags: Child Abuse Domestic Violence] 1159 words
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State Interference of Child Medication - Does the state have the right to interfere or intervene and remove children from the home because they feel the parents are negligent in caring for the child's mental and physical health. Based on the parent’s refusal to administer prescribed medication they deemed harmful in exchange for an alternative medicine. This dilemma is discussed by Corey Williams of the Associated Press, author of “Mother battles Michigan over daughter's medication” about Maryann Godboldo who decided to discontinue medicating her daughter, Ariana, with an anti-psychotic drug Risperdal to take on a more holistic approach to her daughter's health issues....   [tags: Article Summary] 813 words
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Foster Care - There are too many children in foster care. Despite federal legislation (viz., the Adoption and Safe Family Act [ASFA], among other legislative directives) designed to reduce the number of children in care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010) indicates that of the 285,000 children exiting care in 2008, only 52 percent were reunified with their parents or primary caretakers. Although ASFA also has statutory guidelines designed to reduce the amount of time required for the courts to decide permanent placement for children that have been removed from their parents, children exiting foster care in 2008 spent an average of 21.8 months in state custody (U.S....   [tags: Social Issues, Adoption and Safe Family Acta] 2114 words
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Theories Relating to Child Abuse - Theories Relating to Child Abuse Child abuse relates to the behavioral or learning theory because “it sees human behavior as almost entirely determined through learning that takes place as a result of reinforcement of our behaviors by others or as a result of our observation of behaviors modeled by others” (Schriver, 2011). “Theories are necessary to explain and to contain the complexities of our lives” (Newberger, 1983). Based upon this theory, child abuse is a reflection of what is normalized in the household....   [tags: behavioral learning, children]
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Overview of Child Welfare - People may wonder which profession in our society is dedicated to the well-being of children: the answer is social work in the field of Child Welfare. Child welfare is a segment of social work that is vital to the health and stability of the children and families in our society. These social workers provide a multitude of different services, some of which include working in the foster care system, child protective services, as caseworkers, and as therapists. They work with children and adults alike, making it their mission to provide the resources and services necessary for children to be in the most safe and healthy environment and situation possible....   [tags: Social Issues, Advocacy]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - The abuse of children is not new. It dates back to biblical times. During recent years, child abuse has had a rise in the public eye. According to the nationally known website Childabuse.com, there are four types of child abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect (Childabuse), each with its own unique set of characteristics, each affecting a child differently, and each noticeable, stoppable, and preventable. The first type of child abuse is physical abuse. Childabuse.com stated that, this type of abuse should be stopped as soon as possible, for it could result in death....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The History and Progression of the Foster Care System - This paper will contain research done about foster care, including a brief history and progressing along to the system today. This research interested me because it is a professional career option after graduation. I found both positives and negatives about the foster care system that children and foster parents go through on a daily basis. As the paper progresses I will be explaining these positives and negatives in more detail. Throughout the paper I will be referencing different scholarly sources that explain foster care in different ways....   [tags: children, welfare, temporary] 2496 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - When a child is born people normally think of that as a positive and wonderful thing happening in a person’s life. It should be a paternal instinct to love and cherish, and protect this little person’s life. Unfortunately sometimes this is not always the case, and those parents mistreat or allow someone else to mistreat their children. There also those parents that it happens to their child that gets neglected or abused without their knowledge. The issue of child abuse and neglect is something that happens every day to children and ruins their childhood and makes a big impact on them for rest of their life....   [tags: lives, attention, victim, punishment] 1641 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child Abuse is a very serious issue all throughout the world, in all different countries, cultures, and communities. The four main types of abuse are emotional abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, and although emotional abuse and neglect are often overlooked, each has just as severe effects on children as sexual and physical abuse (Saisan et al.). The many causes of all kinds of the abuse of children have devastating effects on the child’s life presently and later on in life. There are multiple different causes of child abuse, and although abusing a child cannot be pinpointed to one specific characteristic, issue, or situation, there are factors which contribute to the abuse or...   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Our children are our future and their health and welfare should be one of our top priorities. Research has confirmed what anyone with common sense already knows: Children, who are fed, do better than those who are hungry. Money spent for child care and education services pay off in the long run and are less likely to be spent on special education and the criminal justice system. There is evidence that hitting children, corporal punishment, which is now illegal in many countries, can contribute to behavioral problems, encourages children to act violently, and can even lower intelligence....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Many children in the US have to endure child abuse. Most people do not understand the consequences the abused children have to live with for the rest of their lives. Because child abuse is a long-term problem, it impacts not only the child and family, but also the society as a whole. Children who are abused usually end up with self-esteem problems and lose their self-confidence. Therefore, they end up getting addicted to drugs or alcohol, which can create problems for their whole community....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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China's One Child Policy - In 2004 the Congress of the United States was forced to focus on an incident that occurred as a result of China’s One Child Policy. Mao Hengfeng “troubles with the Chinese government began in the late 1980s when, pregnant for a second time, she asked her work unit to provide larger housing for her growing family. This was refused on the grounds that she was in violation of China's one-child policy,” (Baillot). To battle the indecencies that she felt that were directed towards her, Mao Hengfeng began to fight against the social injustice that she and others faced under the one child policy....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse is the most terrible thing you can do to a kid/child. I personally think individuals who abuse kids either grew up getting abused, have issues within themselves, or they don’t have patients to tolerate kids. So they grow up treating people the way they were treated. We all have been children before and we weren’t perfect, children don’t deserve to be treated in any bad way. Child abuse is physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child. And it mostly happens within that child’s home....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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British Child Protection Policies - Introduction “Parliaments and their members can and should be among the foremost champions of child protection. They can legislate, oversee government activity, allocate financial resources and, as leaders within their nations and communities, raise awareness of issues and provide advocacy.” Historic Perspective The end of the 19th century saw a raising concern with the cruelty inflicted to children by their guardians, that was expressed in the public campaigns carried out by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Did you know that in 2011, nearly five children died every day in America from child abuse and neglect. In this research paper I will discuss what is child abuse and neglect. Then, we will discover why some parents choose to abuse their children. Next, I will dive into a discussion about the long term effects of child abuse. Finally, we will explore what age groups are affected by abuse. What is child abuse and neglect. According to Child Help, there are different forms of abuse. There is physical abuse which means any non- accidental injury to a child which includes hitting, kicking, slapping, burning, hair pulling, throwing, and whipping....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - The topic of child abuse is one of the hardest topics to write about. It is imperative to have a profound understanding of this topic and its consequences specially when working in the field of human services. Professionally and personally, I have encountered situations where child abuse is present. This reality has touched my life in many ways and these experiences continue shaping me as a human being and as social service provider. I will try to cover in this paper the subject of child abuse, its definitions, and the scope of the problem and the proper prevention of it....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Monitoring a Child's Temperature - In adherence with the NMC (2008) consent has been obtained from all individuals involved and information will be under strict confidentiality. A qualified mentor supervised all patient procedures and the individuals concerned were made aware I was a nursing student, as per the ‘Guidance for Students’ of NMC code. This essay is to demonstrate my understanding of a fundamental nursing skill of which I have gained experience of during clinical placement on an acute paediatric ward. Of the many skills required of a child nurse the monitoring and recording of a child’s temperature is a skill where accurate record keeping is evidentially important....   [tags: Fundamental Nursing Skill]
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Prevention of Child Abuse - According to Australian Childhood Foundation (2004 (, Professionals working to prevent child abuse and neglect of ideas and information from other disciplines, including public health, education, mental health, and to influence and guide practice. However, it has been the greatest influence public health organization in the context of prevention services. This frame is made of three levels of services: primary prevention programs, aimed at the general population (estate) in an attempt to prevent abuse before it occurs, and programs of secondary prevention, targeting individuals or families who are more likely to abuse (high-risk), and prevention programs tertiary, targeting the fa...   [tags: mental health, parents, neglect]
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Overview of Child Abuse - Child Abuse Child abuse has been known one of the major destructions of lives in the society. National center for injury control and prevention for child maltreatment has made it known that over a million of children suffer from child abuse, while some children lose their lives from maltreatment. More than seven children die as a result of child abuse, and some programs have been developed in order to help children from being abused. There are only four major types of abuses: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect....   [tags: Social Issues, Family Violence]
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Child Labor- International Issue - Introduction Child labor is an immense international issue in the world today and gives rise to other problems. Through several facts, articles, and stories this paper will dive into the problems that many face on a daily basis due to their situation in child labor. This problem will look at where it is hitting some groups of people the hardest and where it may not be as much of a problem and is considered to be over exaggerated, getting several different perspectives of the issue. The various factors contributing to the dilemma of child labor will be touched upon throughout as well....   [tags: Immerse Coorporations, Cheap Labor]
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Foster Care Uncovered - Foster care is an agency that takes in more than 250,000 children EVERY year. With this many children entering the system every year; the amount of problems on finding the right caregiver for the child increases tremendously. When these problems are created there are many effects that can happen to the child that can last short-term and unfortunately long-term. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions for these problems that everyone can do so that everyone's position is improved. Foster care agencies can create negative situations due to the selection of the caregiver and the plethora, deluge, profusion, surplus, vast, prodigious, immense of problems that are created; however, there are se...   [tags: vulnerable children, foster parents]
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Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard - Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard Sam Shepard has always written plays that have numerous illusions to frustrate the reader. Shepard has also been known for several twists in his plays, and also makes the reader believe in something that is not real. Born in 1943, Shepard always enjoyed Theatre and Playwriting. Now, nearly 60 years of age, Shepard is one of the most famous playwrights in America. In Shepard’s Buried Child, there are many twists and turns that have the reader wondering and wanting more....   [tags: Buried Child Sam Shepard Plays Essays]
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The Child Adoption Process - ... First off, the couple or person wanting to adopt needs to become familiar with the whole idea of adoption. They might want to subscribe to magazines, go to the library, talk to friends who have adopted and research the topic. Make sure the house, the child is coming home to, is stable and has plenty of space to make them comfortable. The couple or person adopting is required to understand that this is a immense responsibility and that once started has to be finished. An article from New York Times said, "Adoption is a wonderful option that works out so wonderfully for so many people....   [tags: plan, right type of adoption] 748 words
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Types of Child Abuse - Do you ever wonder why adults abuse their children. Well, I do. People that abuse their children don’t know what they are putting them through. Some forms of child abuse are physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. On November 17, 2013, a child was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging around his neck. The foster families parents were both arrested and put in jail, and 4 other kids including the other one were taken out of there. We need to stop child abuse by strengthening our Social Services and make them more aware of child abuse....   [tags: sexual, emotional, neglect] 574 words
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Issue of Child Endangerment - Recently the Department of Job and Family Services decided to implement a brand new policy regarding the issue of child endangerment. This strict new policy states that if one or more documented offenses should arise from domestic violence, child abuse, or drug/alcohol incidents the child will be taken out of the home. The child in question will be in custody for a period no shorter than six months or until the parent undergoes serious treatment and counselling. Also the parent will have to show the courts all documented evidence proving that the offender has sought treatment and is in recovery....   [tags: Department of Job and Family Services]
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History and Overview of Foster Care in America - Foster Care There is nearly 400,000 children in out-of-home care in the United States right now (Children’s Right). Just about every day children are being shipped in and out of foster homes and group homes. Most people want the best for children in foster care and decide to take care of them until their parents can possibly recover. The foster care system can have both a negative or positive effect on children, foster parents, and biological parents because of the gaps in the system. Foster cannot not be avoided but the some aspects of the foster care system can be avoided if the missing gaps were filled....   [tags: Foster Bill of Rights, Social Issues]
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China's One Child Policy - Many of us in the United States get a chance to choice our rights of the number children we conceive, but many other countries and cultures have different views of on children how they are treated. I will explain, China and India then go into detail on what I believe will be best for India’s future. After the growth of more than 1.2 billion people, China became the largest population in the world. (8) In 1979, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping limited Chinese population by enforcing the One Child Policy....   [tags: Population Control in China] 693 words
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Indifference to Child Abuse - While listening and reading “The Perils of Indifference” commentary by Elie Wiesel, I found the video and article very inspiring. The composition made me think about everyday issues we are indifferent to. In this essay I will be discussing the topic of child abuse in our society and how society deals with this issue. The main points of this essay will be focusing on different types of abuse. What is happening, how the children are dealing with it and how society reacts to it. First off I am going to start with what is happening, and where it is happening....   [tags: The Perils of Indifference by Elie Wiesel] 658 words
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Strengthening The Foster Care and Adoption System - Many potential adopted parents have experienced heartbreak, anguish and other problems that can be associated with adoption. There is an imbalance in the Nations foster care system and the system needs to be strengthening and the quality of services improved. Despite attempts in the foster care system agencies under the guidelines of the “Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997” (ASFA) to locate suitable homes and families for foster children, many remain in foster care. “Too often, Child Welfare policy and the agencies responsible for it – offices that respond to child abuse and neglect, oversee foster care placements, and seek to reunite children with their parents to find adoptive families...   [tags: Social Work]
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Community Based Child Services - This paper intends to identify the relatedness between the contents of the book, ‘Pedagogy of the oppressed’ and the study, ‘Investigating Innovation using a context: Community based Child Care Services.’ In ‘Pedagogy of the oppressed’ the author, Paulo Freire (1970) draws distinctions between oppressed and oppressors. The lack of knowledge, awareness, and consciousness toward objective reality make the oppressed subordinate and subdued. Oppressors always take advantages of such humility of the oppressed, and dehumanize the oppressed by using various social practices....   [tags: pedagogy, innovation, oppressed] 1840 words
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Care and Protection of Children Act 2000 - “I am a child, all the world waits for my coming, All the earth watches with interest to see what I shall become, Civilization hangs in the balance, For what I am, the world tomorrow will be. I am the child; you hold in your hand my destiny, You determine, largely, whether I shall succeed or fail, Give me, I beg you, these things to make for happiness, Train me, I beg you that may I be a blessing to the world.”1 Justice Hansaria correctly quoted Maime Gene Gole. Children or Juvenile are the future a nation and it is true that what they are now the world will become tomorrow....   [tags: Juvenile Justice Essays]
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Child Maltreatment - “Simply having children does not make mothers,” said john A. Shedd (“John”). When it comes to child maltreatment this is especially true, if a parent does not know how to take care of a child, they can abuse or neglect their child. The definition that the Centers for disease Control and Prevention uses is, “Any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or any other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.” Maltreatment can be split into two umbrella categories, acts of omission or acts of commission....   [tags: physical neglect, inadequate supervision]
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Child Development - Introduction In developing countries, a large number of children are exposed to various risk factors in their early childhood. These include malnutrition, poor health and reduced levels of home stimulation. The risk factors including poverty, low levels of maternal education, child malnutrition, teenage parenting, increased levels of maternal stress and depression, low weights during birth, unsafe neighborhoods, and reduced stimulation at home, and those children that are exposed to a variety of risk factors are at a higher risk of poor development....   [tags: 3rd World Countries, Parenting]
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Child Development - Everyday we are developing no matter our age, but it is how we develop children that will tell a tremendous amount an individual. How a child developments is fundamentally important at a young age as it affects all aspect of their lives once the child matures. Throughout the class, we looked at many theorists during the course of the semester as well as looked at many articles pertaining to the concepts of the development of children. The theorists and articles opened up our minds to a world that we have never seen before and concepts about child development we have never been taught but have seen in the practical work we do every week....   [tags: Language Development, Poverty] 2625 words
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Child Abuse - Safe-House: Creating Safe, Beneficial Environments for Children Background: Child abuse is a subjective term which can carry multiple meanings and definitions. However, for the purpose of this paper, child abuse will be composed of the following definition. “Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature.” The most well-known forms of child abuse include the following: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and...   [tags: safe-house, emotional response]
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Child Psychology - Child Psychology Introduction Psychology involves studying the mental functioning and general behaviors of both humans and animals. Social behavior and mental functioning of an individual are explained by exploring the neurological and physiological processes. These include emotions, cognition, perception, motivation, attention, brain functioning and personality. Child psychology is as well stated to be the application of psychological techniques to children where it involves carrying out research on mental states and development of children....   [tags: Behavioral Psychology of Children]
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Child Abuse Globally - Introduction Background of the Study Child abuse is a global problem that has received tremendous attention in Western Countries. The term “Child Abuse” refers to intentional acts that result in physical or emotional harm to children. Child abuse covers a wide range of behavior from physical assault by parents or other adult caretakers to neglect of child basic need. Traditionally, parent or adult have been entrusted by the society with the responsibility of caring for and guiding their childrens’ best interest....   [tags: Abuse, Neglect, Discipline, Psychology]
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Child Rearing Practices - ... Parents also have to provide guidance for their children. This is so children have a basis for their interactions with others and how to regulate themselves. Spirituality is another part of child rearing. Whatever beliefs the parents have, they should practice their beliefs consistently for their children to learn and answer to the best of their abilities any questions asked. Education is another aspect of child rearing. Education has more importance than just academic learning; it also teaches interaction with others and with authority figures....   [tags: parenting, families]
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Child Welfare Services - The Term topic I chose to research about is Child Welfare Services. This topic has a variety of different regulations and forms that makes this program run. Child Welfare Services have been around for quite some time and has been helping out as much as they are allowed to. This program has a time line of many important events that all build up the Child Welfare program. First off in 1909 the white house had the first national Conference on the Care of Dependent Children (Child Welfare League of America, n.d.)....   [tags: children´s life, well being, safety]
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