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Raising a Child The Responsibility of Both Parents - ... Once again, I believe raising children is the responsibility of both the mother and father, and is a full-time job for both, and must remain the priority for the family at all times. Where there is a two-parent home, and both parents are engaged in their child’s life, parents have a significant influence over their child’s well-being, but many parents fail to appreciate and use this control. When they are working together as parents, and are involved in their children’s lives, the children are more likely to be in much better health as adults....   [tags: Parenting, Two Parent Home, Single Parent Home]
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A Father's Right to His Unborn Child - Unlike most topics of abortion, this paper is not about whether a woman has the legal right to end a pregnancy with an abortion, but whether or not it is ethically justifiable to ruin a father’s relationship with his unborn child (Father’s rights, N.D., par. 1). Different circumstances call for different measures to be taken, but when a father wants his child, the outcome should be obvious. Because of the infamous court case Roe v. Wade, women everywhere have the right to terminate a pregnancy, with or without the father’s consent....   [tags: abortion, pregnancy, ]
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Child Abuse and Later Maladjustment in Adulthood - ... Individuals who lived in abusive homes has a much higher chance of attempting and completing suicide and also developing higher rates of depression and other mood disorder. These emotional problems may persist long after the abuse has occurred or the neglectful environment has changed, right into adulthood. Neurobiological research shows that early childhood experiences with abuse alters the physiological response to stressful stimuli, which greatly affects the child’s socialization abilities (Stirling, 2008)....   [tags: sexual abuse, physical abuse, saint lucia]
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Perceptions of Latino families on Their child's education - Latinos will make a big portion of our education system as this population continues to grow in the United States. It is estimated that by 2050 about one quarter of our nation will be of Latino decent; this will be a higher number in some states such as California, Florida, New York, and Texas (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). At the same time, there has also being an increase in national interest in parental involvement in our schools. Schools who work with families to support learning of children at home, such as doing homework or reading, tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life (Henderson & Berla, 1994)....   [tags: Cultural Diversity, Education]
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Midwifes and New Trends in Child Deliveries - One hundred years ago, it was common for all children to be born at home. In fact, 19 out of 20 of all children born in 1900 in the United States were not born in a hospital and instead were born at home (Holden). Today, less than one percent of all children in America are born outside of a hospital. However a growing movement is reversing that trend, and more women are opting to have children at home. One of the keys to a successful home birth experience is the hiring of a midwife. A midwife is a trained medical professional with expertise in supporting women during their pregnancies....   [tags: Parenting]
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Cultural Reflection: Child Rearing Practices - Culture is a defining factor in our lives. It can dictate how we see ourselves, how we socialize, and how we care for others. This encompasses child rearing practices. Pregnancy, childbirth and a child’s upbringing can vary greatly depending on the culture(s) of their parents. In the United States, mothers take precautions during pregnancy, generally deliver in a hospital, and raise their children with the support of relatives, day care programs and child care providers. In Vietnam, women are put on dietary restrictions during pregnancy, babies can be birthed at home if a hospital is inaccessible, and the mother traditionally takes the primary role in raising the child....   [tags: vietnamese women, daycares, pregnancies]
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Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church - ... When authority is misused in this way it adds trauma to the abuse. The betrayal of trust involved is enormous, and for some victims it causes the difficulty to trust authority again. As awareness towards the problem of child sexual abuse has increased, the opportunity for abuse has decreased and the consequences has increased. Prof. Des Cahill (2012b) states: “So it is important to ask: why has there been a decline in clerical child sex abuse since the 1980s.... To me there are eight reasons for the decline: the social visibility given to the issue since about 1983; the better child protection mechanisms that we have in place; the greater vigilance of Catholic parents and church workers;...   [tags: Pervert Priests]
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Domestic Violence VS Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse - Over the centuries, animals have suffered from cruelty from humans. In the United States, animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Animals have been inflicted with pain from humans for reasons other than self-defense. They have been slaughtered for their food and fur for personal gain in profit. In a majority of cases they have even been abused for someone’s own personal amusement or out of rage filled impulses. In some cases animals are found and rescued. They are given the second chance in life to experience what life should be like compared to what they once had....   [tags: Animal Abuse, Child Abuse]
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We Must Prevent Child Abuse - With the abundance of issues that currently surround the citizens of this country, decisions must be made when it comes to prioritizing these challenges in order to most effectively solve them. Different groups of people have varying views in terms of what is most important to work on. Due to this disagreement, there is a standstill and some issues are left to grow while they are overshadowed. While the United States government focuses their attention mainly on the economy and foreign affairs, the issue of protecting children from abuse and neglect is an ongoing struggle that needs to be more acknowledged....   [tags: social issues, parental roles]
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Same-Sex Parenting and Child Development - Same-Sex Parenting In the last ten years, many established gay men and lesbians have been increasingly undertaking parenthood through donor insemination, surrogacy, or fostering and adoption (McCann, 2005). Thus, a new type of family formation in American society has been generated. Due to the formation of same-sex households, gay and lesbian parenting is no longer a concept. This type of parenting has become a reality which society as a whole is struggling to accept (McCann, 2005). In 2010, the U.S....   [tags: Sociology]
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Codes of Practice in Health Care - Codes of practice help classify the quality of care clients can expect if they receive care services and they can be used as a source for measuring the quality of care provided. All care professions have code of practice, some codes of practice mainly give advice and guidance, whereas others can be used to measure the quality of care. A policy is different to a code of practice, as it is set in a particular care setting in a particular place. A code of practice for nursery nurses will be relevant to all nursery nurses working in any care setting....   [tags: Medical Industry] 2359 words
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Adopting a Child - Adopting a Child      Ever since the Pharaoh’s daughter plucked the baby Moses from the bulrushes of the Nile and raised him as her son, adoption has been a part of our civilization (Lasnik 5). Every parent possesses certain rights and responsibilities to his or her child. The law grants these rights and imposes these responsibilities from the moment the child is born. If a parent does not wish to fulfill these obligations, they may opt to place their child up for adoption. Adoption is the legal process by which these rights and responsibilities are given to a person to whom is willing to take that child as their own, and love and care for that child that was not born unto them (Sifferman...   [tags: Adoption Family Essays] 1180 words
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Day-care is Good for Children - Day-care is a place where children ranging from as little as one month, to any other age, are taken care of during the day. This could be due to the parents being too busy to take care of them during the same time, either due to work, school, or other time consuming obligations. Day-care therefore provides alternative care for little children, when their parents are away. This is widely criticized by a large number of people who believe that children should not be left under the care of strangers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Health Care in America is a Problem - 41 million Americans did not have health insurance in 2001. In 2004, the number rose to 45 million. And in 2005, 47 million people were living without health care. On the other hand, 84% of Americans had health care in 2005 according to a census. So what is wrong with America's health care. Many people with terminal illnesses rely on their health insurance to help with paying for the many surgeries and treatments, but some insurance companies refuse to pay for the medical bills because the treatments weren't covered in the contract the customer signed....   [tags: essays research papers] 836 words
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The Effects of Day Care - The Effects of Day Care As more and more mothers are entering or returning to the workforce, the demand for good quality crèches, nurseries and childminders is growing rapidly. This section considers the effect that day care has on the children's cognitive and social development. Important: It is very difficult to generalise the effects of day care because the quality and types vary so widely and research studies only sample a small section of this variation. Generalisation is also difficult because most of the research is carried out in the USA, which means that the findings may not be relevant in other cultures....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Improvement of Foster Care: Stability in the Lives of At-Risk Children - The song “Independence Day”, by Martina McBride, gives the account of an 8-year-old girl’s life, ravaged by her father’s alcoholism. The song ends when she is sent to “the county home,” leaving the listener to wonder, “What next?” A life in foster care is next for that little girl and many others like her. Over 530 thousand children were in foster care in 2009 (“Sexual Abuse: An Epidemic in Foster Care Settings?”). For these foster children, their stay in foster care will affect their future for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Family Issues]
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China’s One Child Policy - With more than 1.3 billion people, China has to think about a solution and find ways to deal with its population explosion. In order to have control over population, in 1970, a policy named China’s One Child Policy was introduced. Mingliang argues that, “China, through the one-child policy, has instituted the most aggressive, comprehensive population policy in the world” (1). This policy limits all families in the Republic of China to have only one child, regardless of the sex: however, within this policy there are some exceptions....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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Prenatal Care in Early 20th Century Kansas - Prenatal care is an important part of insuring the wellness of a baby. In the early 20th century, prenatal care was just starting to become an emphasized area of health for women. High infant mortality rates were starting to raise questions as to what could be done to help protect the fetus and insure a healthy childbirth and baby. Kansas attempted to raise awareness of the importance of prenatal care to the general public starting in the early 1900s with “The Kansas Mother’s Manual.” Many women in Kansas followed the guidelines issued within the handbooks, lectures, and posters....   [tags: midwifery, nursing, maternity, nursing]
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Care for Children and Youth - Care for Children and Youth Schools Schools is an organisation which provides care for children, they provide children with an education, to help children with problems, and medical care. Some job roles involved in Schools are the Teachers they provide the children with an education by teaching them certain subjects. Special Needs teacher, they care for children who require more care than others as they could have a learning disability. A counsellor may be in a school, as they can talk to children and help them with a problem issue they may have....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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When a Parent Refuses Medical Care for Their Children - Parents, with the extreme exceptions, want to do what is in the best interest of their child. They believe they are entitled to make decisions about the welfare of their child and that it is a violation of their right for anyone to order them to take measures they believe are wrong. The views of parents with binding religious and moral beliefs, greatly conflict all too often with the medical world. When is it justifiable to overrule a parent’s decision to refuse medical treatment for their child....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Positive Facts About The Affordable Care Act - ObamaCare - ... It is expected that a traffic-light type set of labels will be put into place to help consumers make educated decisions about their food choices. Obviously with green light being lower calorie choices and red light being the significantly high calorie choices. While everyone knows that a Big Mac, Coke, and order of fries from McDonald’s is not a healthy meal, the rationale is that if people see the actual calorie numbers, it may defer some people from ordering certain menu items. While many states are opting out to participate in the Medicaid program, those that are participating will find that it is able to assist more families under the ACA....   [tags: Health Insurance, Tax Exemptions]
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Applying the Nursing Code of Ethics to Patient Care - Nurses have the greatest potential for improving a patient’s well-being. As a profession, nurses need to promote the core values and code of Ethics amongst them. Nurse practitioners are required to understand and practice the specific knowledge and skills of core values such as nurse caring, advocacy, holism and professionalism to assist the patients in their critical condition (Volp 2007a). This essay will discuss the core values of responsible nursing practice and code of ethics in relation to the young patient who is suffering from paraplegia....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Mental Illness and Health Care for the Mentally Ill - Case Study Mental Illness has a broad spectrum in the definition of mental illness; any of various psychiatric conditions, usually characterized by impairment of an individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by physiological or psychosocial factors. Also called mental disease, mental disorder. The broad definition also includes that a mental illness is dependent upon a society’s norm and whether corresponding behaviors go against these norms and whether corresponding behaviors considered ad either deviance or even as a mental illness....   [tags: mental health]
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Classification Essay - Four Types of Children - I have had the luck of being the oldest of my mothers’ seven children, and the pleasure of having three of my own, and one step-son. I’ve spent a lot of time changing diapers, wiping noses, and kissing ouchies. I’ve carried babies on my hip that I’ve seen off to kindergarten, helped dressed for the first school dance, attended their graduation, and even been there when they have had their first baby. I have spent a lot of time analyzing their behavior, moods, or lack thereof. I’ve concluded that there are 4 types of children, I have been blessed with one of each....   [tags: child observation, child development] 1218 words
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Care USA Marketing Analysis - Care USA Case Analysis Executive Summary: Care USA has been suffering from a lack of a brand identity amongst its primary donor group, this has lead to Care USA to restructure its marketing communications to increase support from the private sector. Reduction of Care USA’s humanitarian relief projects, merging of all Care International groups, and collaboration with other relief organizations are three possible solutions that may be employed to achieve further private support. A possible prioritized implementation plan is also included to achieve the primary objective of Care USA....   [tags: essays research papers] 1830 words
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The Effect of Being an Only Child on the Child's Personality - The Effect of Being an Only Child on the Child's Personality Literature Review: Before a child has friends they have their family. Everything that they know and love about the world mostly comes from what they see around in their house. Children usually find role models in their family most of the time it is the child’s sibling. Yet only children don’t have that experience of living with another child and begin to develop their personality and traits from what they see in their parents. An only child’s role model is usually their mom or dad....   [tags: Sociology children Personality Cause Essays]
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Abuse in Government Care - Abuse in Government Care      It is unfortunate that in our society some children grow up without the opportunity of having a loving family to raise them. More unimaginable is children growing up with parents or family members that are abusive. Children raised in abusive environments that are reported to social services and removed from their home are placed into foster care. Foster care is defined supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home set up by the government....   [tags: Childcare Foster Adoption Abuse Children Essays]
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Life of a Child - In life, children attempt to get loose from the control of their parents, in the hope of freedom, individualism and a life without a need of conformity. In the novel “One flew over the Cokoo’s nest” written by Ken Kesey we experience the life of a child fighting for control from their Guardian known as “The Big Nurse”. The novel begins with a new addition to the ward named Mcmurphy, introducing himself as a person who fights authority and wants control of his surroundings. Throughout the novel he is fight for control of the patients with “Big Nurse” who resembles what was called “Big Brother” in the time of the writing of the novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 839 words
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Foster Care - Foster Care INTRODUCTION      An ideal environment for the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children does not always exist in today’s society. Family units that have become separated due to family or behavior problems often contribute to delays in these areas. In order to promote continuity in the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children who have been victims of family disruption, children are often removed from the home and placed in foster care. Placement in the foster care system affects children in a unique, individual fashion....   [tags: non-parental custodians]
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Role Stress Has On a Family With A Child With Autism - ... However, Gray (2002) suggests that, this can be solved by caregivers and parents explaining to their family, and other children about autism and its complications, and ask them to get involved in helping their sibling live a normal life. Moreover, the parents can find time together with the family to attend prayers together, and this will help them overcome the challenges of autism and provide a safe and inclusive environment for the siblings, and the child with autism. Parents will find it difficult and will struggle with the additional challenge of getting a child with autism to sleep throughout the night....   [tags: special needs, parents, caregivers]
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The Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect - Imagine being a child and having your own father or mother hitting or burning your body, making sexual advances towards you, or just never being there for you when you need them. Becca, who decided to keep her last name anonymous, told about her experiences with being abused as a child in the Admit to Child Abuse web page. She told of her story by saying that she was "the victim of child sexual abuse and was abused for approximately 7 years by my father. Even at my age (22) now it is hard to put what happened to me into words" (Admit to Child Abuse)....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 2240 words
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Caliban Portrayed as a Child in The Tempest - Caliban Portrayed as a Child in The Tempest        Can a grown adult develop and act like a child?  Shakespeaer's answer would have been yes.  This fact is depicted through the character of Caliban.  Caliban's speech and manners, as well as his thought, all display the very basic reactions and notions of human beings.  He is also controlled by a parent figure who comes in the form of Prospero.  An analysis of Caliban can hold him up to Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, which focuses on the development of children.  Caliban, unquestionably, fits one of Piaget's developmental stages.  Jean Piaget developed his Theory of Cognitive Senses in 1952.  According to Piaget, as children dev...   [tags: Tempest essays]
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The Tragedy of Child Abuse in America - Child abuse is the intentional infliction of physical, moral, and sexual pain and suffering on a child. It is performed mainly by parents who were maltreated as children themselves. There are many causes for child abuse. In some cases children are mistreated when parents or caretakers have maladaptive responses to stressful situations or feel powerless. Searching for relief, they may hit someone with even less power than they, and these are often children. Other times child abuse is the result of family problems over which the abuser has no control....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The Tragedy of Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse has been defined as, any intentional act that results in physical or emotional harm to a child. This could cover any behavior from assault, to neglect, to molestation. (Encarta 1) In 1995, a study was done by the National Center on Child Abuse & Neglect. They concluded that in the United States alone, approximately 3 million children are victims of some sort of maltreatment each year. This means that an unimaginable amount of our county’s adolescents are being seriously mistreated, and the numbers are rising steadily....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 1864 words
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Parents of Obese Children and Charges of Child Abuse - As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat”. Initially, some people would say that there is someone to blame for childhood obesity, the parents. Children are becoming obese because of poor health choices and ineffective parenting. According to David Rogers, public health spokesperson for the Local Government Association, "parents who allow their children to eat too much could be as guilty of neglect as those who did not feed their children at all”. However, others will argue that childhood obesity is caused by genetic and hormonal factors....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Man, Woman and Child - A Review - This story happened in late 1970s, in a very ordinary American family. To some extent, it was not a very common family though, because everyone who knew them all admired their perfect family life. But everything changed after a phone call from distant France. Ten years ago, Bob, the husband had had an affair with a French doctor Nicole, who died recently in a car accident, leaving a child named Jean-Claude. Without Bob's knowing for ten years, he was Bob's. An old friend of Bob and Nicole called Bob to see whether Bob could take the child in, at least for a while, during which he could manage the future things well for Jean-Claude....   [tags: American Literature] 760 words
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Child Sexual Abuse in America - Child sexual abuse is forced, tricked, or coerced sexual behavior between a young person and an older person. Sexual abuse may consist of any one of the following acts: nudity, disrobing, genial exposer, observation of the child, kissing, fondling, masturbation, oral genital contact, child pornography, and vaginal or anal intercourse. There is no rule governing the age range between a victim and a perpetrator. However, when the perpetrator is under 18 years of age, often age discrepancy of five years has been required to verify cases of sexual abuse where there was no force involved....   [tags: Papers] 441 words
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Effects of Postpartum Depression on Child Bearing and Rearing Family - Effects of Postpartum Depression on Child Bearing and Rearing Family Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major event occurring in eight to fifteen percent of the woman population after delivering their child (Glavin, Smith, Sørum & Ellefsen, 2010). The symptoms and causes of PPD are similar to depression symptoms in other periods of life (Glavin et al., 2010). These symptoms may include feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, sleep changes, anger or irritability, loss of energy, self-loathing, reckless behavior and concentration problems....   [tags: Health, Maternity, Mental Health]
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The Effect of Child Abuse on The Emotional Development of the Infant - ... This troubled emotional development has an effect on peer interaction (Child Welfare, 2011; Smith Slep, Heyman & Snarr, 2011; Nickla & Mackenzie, 2013). Child neglecting has a tremendous impact on a child’s life, including on his/her emotional, physical, and socially development. Many researchers concentrate exclusively on childhood abuse and neglect, and fewer researchers examine the consequences of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse usually includes experiences of being rejected, dishonored, distressed , lonely or criticized....   [tags: sexual maltreatment, brutality, vulnerable]
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The Relatioship Between Mental Illness and Child Abuse - Child abuse affects millions of children every year. Child abuse is defined as “the hurting or causing harm to a child” (Stewart, 2003, p. 6). Most people do not understand why a parent would want to hurt their children. “The general belief is that parents who maltreat their children are pathological and certainly not like us” (Polonko, 2005). It is not just parents that abuse the children it is also teachers, babysitters, and daycare workers (Stewart, 2003). Lingern (2008) reported the following: Child abuse was not recognized as a serious problem in the United States until the 1960s....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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How a Divorce Can Affect a Child's Life - ... To actually see and go through a divorce is very stressful. On the other hand those children who have never experienced transition are less likely to divorce because they may have more faith in themselves unlike a child who has witnessed/been through divorce. A child without transition may have the same dreams and wishes as a child with transition though many of the child’s choices and reflected on the history of their parents. On the other hand, children who have never experienced divorced parents; rarely is a divorce an option....   [tags: divorce, marriage, family issues]
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Increasing Awareness of Child Abuse - In recent years, child abuse has become, for the first time, an issue worthy of much attention. Child abuse happens everywhere; it is deeply embedded and practiced in many various cultures and geographical locations. Everyone has his or her own opinion on the significance of child abuse. To some, abuse merely is a topic that people have become obsessed with. Many people believe that abuse is only an extreme word for good discipline. These people are blind to the seriousness of child abuse....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 630 words
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The Impact of China’s One Child Policy - ... The family could have more than one child under certain circumstances. The birth of the second child must be approved by the government. Government officials, workers, and urban residents are only permitted to have one child per couple. In rural areas, however, the government promotes each couple has only one child, but with approval, those with difficulties can have a second child several years after the first child is born. If the couple’s first child was a girl or if the child had developmental issues, the government would more than likely approve the birth of a second child....   [tags: population control, Mao Tse Dong]
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Erik Erikson’s Stages of Child Development - Erik Erikson presented eight stages of human development, which last throughout an entire life-span. Throughout each developmental stage, each developmental task presents a catastrophe for the individual. Erikson defined catastrophe as “a turning point of increased vulnerability and enhanced potential” (Santrock 73). Each of Erikson’s developmental stages is presented in such a way that the negatives and positives are clearly defined. Although there are eight developmental stages, five pertain to a child’s development....   [tags: Human Developmental Stages]
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Early Years: Every Child Must be Included - When working as a practitioner within early years it is important to remember the individual responsibility as a practitioner concerning equality of opportunities for children. It is therefore my responsibility as the provider to ensure that the setting has an effective equal opportunities and inclusion policy (see appendix 2), ensuring staff have the appropriate training to ascertain the equality of opportunities that are made available and support is in place for children with additional needs to include learning difficulties and disabilities....   [tags: Nursery, Pre-School, Childcare] 2246 words
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No Child Should Be Deprived of a Home Because of Prejudice - Former President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy said it best when he proclaimed "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." Although helping children become the best they can be is a universal platform endorsed by most, if not all, legislation passed by state governments in the last hundred years seems to sing to a different tune. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as of 2007 there were “approximately 130,000 in the child welfare system waiting to be adopted.”(Averett) Adoption is widely viewed as the most positive service available to children in the child welfare arena....   [tags: Homosexuality] 2076 words
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Child Health in Twenty-First Century Britian - The purpose of this essay is to discuss three different factors which have an influence on child health in 21st century Britain, these are: legislation, poverty and parents and guardians. Furthermore going onto evaluate strategies that are in place which promote health and well-being of young children. Finally to consider how the growing emphasis on outdoor physical play, is managed safely by ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) using risk assessments. Considering the Unique child, many influences occur to affect from birth the “resilient, capable, confident and self-assured” (DCSFa, 2008, p05) individual, impacting upon the Childs’ health....   [tags: Healthcare]
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A Talk on Child Abuse - A Talk on Child Abuse Every week in the UK one to two children die at the hands of the very people who should love and protect them. Many are tiny and defenceless babies under a year old. Their stories are harrowing and difficult to believe. Yet they send a clear message to the Government. These deaths must stop and those responsible must be punished. The NSPCC is campaigning to end child abuse deaths as part of its FULL STOP campaign. The NSPCC believe a crucial first step is for the Government to commit to a national strategy to end child abuse deaths within a generation and halve the number of those dying within ten years....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 559 words
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Violence and Its Effect on Child Growth Physically - A child exposed to violence at an early age causes many different effects psychologically, physically and emotionally. From short term effects to long term affects these problems may or may not be reversible. It’s important for families to provide the proper love and care for children as they enter the most important stages of the developmental period of their life. According to the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, current estimates indicate that as many as ten million children per year may witness victims of violence in their homes or that children in communities across the United States are witness to violence at alarmingly high rates (Edelson)....   [tags: Sibling Bullying, Short and Long Term]
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Nursing Report: Treating a Child with Chronic Illnesses - My client is a 16 year old Caucasian female, was admitted into Children Medical Services on July 28, 2015. She lives with her mother in a mobile home. Mother and father are divorced because her father was abusive. Since mother is now a single parent finances are a struggle. Mother also has depression and is receiving counseling. My client has Dysthmia, a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low (cite). She was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations, or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (cite)....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 795 words
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Horrific Experience in A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer - ... She even forced him to sleep in the basement in a small army cot away from the family. Dave’s life shows how their own parents abuse young children. Among other things, his own mother, forced to drink bleach, dishwashing detergent, and even ammonia, stabbed Dave (Dave 98). Moreover, her mother made him sit in a bathroom full of chemicals, put him in freezing cold water for several hours and burnt on an open fire from a stove. The trauma Dave faced could have led to the death of any child at his age, but he was strong for himself because he had dreams to fulfill in his life....   [tags: abuse, horribly beaten, tortured]
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Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors and Child Protective Services - In the summer of 2010, I was assigned to work with a youth who became known to the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (The Division) as a substantiated victim of child abuse (physical). Within the Division, the youth was assigned a case manager to handle legal aspects of the case and link him to services. I was specifically assigned to the youth to develop a therapeutic relationship and assist with his new adjustment, after being removed from his biological father and placed in foster care....   [tags: Immigration]
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The Impact of Religious Educational Schools on Child Development - There are many factors and perspectives that shape the minds of people; children in particular are very impressionable; taken this fact it is very possible that different types of education may have an effect on child development. Specifically, the case of religious education is a perspective that many adolescents are being introduced to. More parents than ever before are choosing to put their children in private schools, children’s churches, and church services in general. With the impact of religious education and change in curriculum young minds are being shaped in a different fashion, one that could change a generation....   [tags: Religious Education, private schools]
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Child Abuse Case Study: Peter Connelly - Child abuse does not discriminate against a child because of age, sex, religion, or socioeconomic background. Every child is vulnerable to abuse. Parents today face the possibility that someone they know or a stranger may hurt or take advantage of their children. Research indicates that as many as one out of every four children will be the victims of some kind of abuse (National Child Abuse Statistics). Furthermore, one of the biggest ironies of child abuse is that the family, a child’s primary source of care, love, and security, can also be their most taunting experience....   [tags: Toddler Peter Connelly's Tragedy]
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Youth in Foster Care Populations At Risk - A population-at-risk I have chosen was the youth aging-out of foster care. By calling it "age-out" I’m referring to it as occurring both before and after leaving foster care. Nationally, there are 20,000 youth in foster care who are at the aging out of foster care. Generally, these children has been abused or neglected. There are those who feel as if foster care can have some type of impact on this particular lifestyle for these youth adults aging out of this care. Some feel that there may be some foster care homes that may possibly not help the child deal with their situation for leaving their family homes....   [tags: Foster Children]
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Different Types of Communication in Care Settings - Different Types of Communication in Care Settings We live in a world where communication is a vital process of day to day life. Without communication the world would be in turmoil people would be in pain, there would be no jobs because you wouldn’t know what to do, there would most likely be more violence and the government would not be able to look after its country because there would be no government. In care settings such as care homes for the elderly, nurseries, schools it is essential for a communication plan that is understandable by the carers and also that the client can understand the carers....   [tags: Papers] 2047 words
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The Pros and Cons of Childcare - Childcare has become an essential tool in an ever-changing and growing society. The cost of living in Canada has increased, and society has adapted; women have joined the work-force, and dual income families are necessary to retain a decent standard of living. Hence, there is a demand for adequate childcare. By enrolling a child into a childcare program, there are many benefits, such as allowing parents, single or not, to continue their careers and/or attend school, as well as provide children with a developmental and educational foundation that will benefit them later on in life....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abuse and Neglect -           What is child abuse. It is the physical or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Reports 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 largely under reported. Child neglect is sometimes included in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of malnutrition, desertion, and inadequate care of a child's safety. When reported, child abuse cases are complicated by inadequate foster care services and a legal system that has trouble accommodating the suggestible nature of children, who are often developmentally unable to distinguish fact from make...   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse consists of any act or failure to act that endangers a child’s physical or emotional health and development. A person caring for a child is abusive if he or she fails to nurture the child, physically injures the child, or relates sexually to the child (Robins). Child abuse is broken down into four major categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Aside from the abuse itself, the cost of the tragic events costs the United States billions of dollars each year....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Child Neglect and Adoption - Adoption and child neglect are major issues in society today. Many children go through these processes everyday. By going through these trials, it changes the child's aspect on life. The movie, Losing Isaiah, is about a mother who neglected her infant to get a hit off of crack. After waking up from being passed out, she realizes that her child is missing. Another mother decided to adopt the baby and raise it in a fit environment. However when the child turns three, the birth mother decided to go to court to try and win custody of the child....   [tags: Losing Isaiah, 2015] 1133 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect -      Maltreatment of children is not a new phenomenon. It dates back far into history, even back to biblical times. During recent years child maltreatment has had an increase in the public's eye. There are many factors to child maltreatment. There are four general categories of child maltreatment now recognized. They are physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional maltreatment. Each category, in turn, covers a range of behavior. The maltreatment of children not only affects the children themselves, but also affects the family by making it dysfunctional....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 1701 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - The day began like any other day. It started with the hustle and bustle of the children rushing into the classroom, tearing off their winter gear and throwing it into the coat room. I noticed, however, one of the smaller boys named Tommy wasn't wearing a winter coat or hat. I thought that maybe his parents hadn't realized how cold it was out that morning. So I tried to push the idea out of my head so I could start the day, after all the Pledge of Allegiance had already begun. Later on at recess, I had told the children to get dressed to go outside....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 1576 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect -      Child abuse is the “saddest and most tragic problem” in the United States today (Child Abuse). Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Victims range from ages of a few weeks to late teenage years.      While most child abuse cases are not fatal, some do end in death. Some researchers have even labeled child abuse an “epidemic.” Because more than fifty percent of child abuse cases are not reported, the exact numbers will never be known....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Proper Nutrition During a Baby's First Year - The first year of a baby’s life is a time of rapid changes and figuring out who to trust in the world. That first year many things happen that are very important to the future of the infant. This point in life is a time of “rapid physical and nervous system development, accomplishments that ensure an infant’s survival and ability to cope with its world” (Dacey et al., 2009). Babies rapidly gain weight in the first year so nutrition is a very important part of the development process. They need a good diet consisting of “carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, and vitamins” (Dacey et al., 2009)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abuse and Neglect -      Many children suffer at the hands of adults - often their own parents. They are beaten, kicked, thrown into walls, and burned with cigarettes. They have their heads held under the water of toilet bowls, are scalded by hot water or they are forced to stand in freezing showers until they pass out. A child could be stuffed into running washing machines or sexually molested, suffer from neglect in the forms of starvation and lack of medical attention, and still go unnoticed by outsiders. In fact, it is estimated that about five children die every day in the U.S....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 2102 words
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Visit 3 Child Development - Visit 3 Child Development Date: 24.11.04 Time: 4:45 - 7:00 Age: 4 years 4 months Place:Zack's house People Present:Zack and I Aims and planning ----------------- From what I have seen of Zack, reading is a very important and enjoyable part of his day, which will help him develop intellectually, so today I am going to observe Zack's listening skills and his reading skills. I will observe these skills by monitoring him whilst I read him a story called "Billy's Beetle" (which has been read to him on numerous occasions by his father) and an unknown story called "Our Puppies Holiday." I will observe his reading skills while he reads a book call...   [tags: Papers] 1009 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse is the intentional omission of care by a parent or guardian that can cause a child to be hurt, maimed, or even killed. Child abuse can be either physical, mental, emotional or sexual. Because of child abuse, Caprice Ried will never do the things that a normal four-year old does. She will never play on a playground, or go to a sleepover, and never go to school. All of this was taken away from her at such a young age, when she died of child abuse. The foster parents, Patricia Coker, and her mother Betty Coker have been charged with second degree murder for Caprice’s death....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Urie Bronfenbrenner and his Ecological Systems Theory - A great deal of consideration needs to go into preparing a child for the change that occurs when going from a home/child care atmosphere into a school environment. The Teacher needs to consider the child in its entirety throughout the changeover to scholarly activities. This must include the child’s physical readiness, socio-emotional, and cognitive abilities for learning. It is equally essential to discover ways in which to involve the children's first and most important teachers, their families....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abuse in America -      The effects of child abuse can be long lasting or maybe even fatal. “The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect estimates that 2.9 million children are abused or neglected by parents or caretakers each year” (“Child Abuse” Encarta). This fact is very disturbing to the many of us that don’t know child abuse was this common in the U.S. There are various types of child abuse. Physical abuse, which is deliberate acts of violence that injure or may even kill a child. Sexual abuse occurs when adults use children for their sexual gratification....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Duty of Care For Students Policy - Duty of care document analysis. Introduction The duty of care policy is a legal document, discussing the importance of student safety and wellbeing. It describes the measures that must be taken in order to prevent injury or harm, and provides guidelines to ensure that all teachers endeavour to protect and care for the students. “Teaching staff have a duty to take reasonable care for the safety and welfare of the student.”(Department of Education, WA, (2011) duty of care for students policy 2011, a) and put the students needs before their own....   [tags: Education]
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Bowlby’s Attachment Theory - ... Having the key workers there for them made the child more emotionally secure. His theory has also influenced other child care practices such as hospitals. Parents are now able to stay with their children due to understanding their emotional development can be disrupted if their attachment figure is not with them through a difficult period of their life when they need support. “Parent’s were encouraged to be with the child in hospital: nursing care and the ward itself became child-centered” Wood, B (2001, p.60)....   [tags: child's development, child's behavior]
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Analysis of Duty of Care 2007 - A. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to analyse the Duty of Care for Students Policy provided by the Western Australian government’s Department of Education. It does this by firstly looking at the reasoning behind the creation of the policy, then determining who the policy is written for and finally stating why it is of importance. The report examines the content within the policy and relates it to a local primary school. Three scenarios are discussed and the issues within them are analysed with reference to the policy....   [tags: Education]
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The Basics of Toilet Training - The process of toilet training may be considered the most challenging process that parents encounter with their child during the early stages of his or life. Toilet training can be described as an individualized developmental process that all children will progress at their own developmental pace and temperament, not the child’s chronological age. Toilet training should be a natural result of the child’s developmental readiness. Therefore the primary goal can only be achieved when the child is ready and willing....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Information Gathering: Observing Children's Behavior and Preferences - Everyone informally observes and assess those around them using information to form our opinions and attitudes on both a conscious and subconscious level. Formal written observations in settings vary in the type of information collected and their format looking at different areas of learning and development. I have used the written format in part 1 to look at events as they unfold written in the present tense, edited and condensed for the purpose of this assignment. Listed below are some other ways of information gathering: Tavistock observations look at the “emotional world of the child” (reader2ch20pg)....   [tags: Child Development] 1075 words
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Analysis of a Local Day Care - This report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of a local day care which is registered on the Early Years Register and is located in Derby, UK. It is called Happy Day Nurseries Ltd. This report is based on the inspection dated 18/04/2015 and focuses on quality and standards of the early years provision, the compliance of the early year’s provider to meet the needs of children and the contribution to the well being of children and the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the early years provider....   [tags: Local Nurseries]
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