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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-believe (Hay, 1996)....   [tags: Abuse Abusive Children Essays]
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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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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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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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Parent-Child Relationship - Parent-Child Relationships The topic I have chosen for my paper is that of relationship between parents and children. Some of the points that I will be discussing are child abuse, child neglect and how it can affect a child and the relationship with the parents. A parent-child relationship is a special relationship that has a huge effect on the way that the child will turn out. This relationship is formed through pregnancy, adoption, and step parenting. Parenting requires a great deal of adaptation....   [tags: Papers Parenting Children Essays ]
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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 - Child Abuse 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 - Outline Thesis: What is Child Abuse and what are it’s effects on the child and his/her family. I. Introduction II. Different types of child abuse A. Physical Abuse B. Sexual Abuse C. Incest D. Exploitation III. Neglect A. Physical Neglect B. Educational Neglect C. Emotional Neglect D. Moral Neglect IV. Sexual Abuse A. Exhibitionism B. Sexual Acts V. Incest A. Sexual acts between relatives B. Victim statistics VI. Child Pornography A. Boomed in the 70's B. Abused passed on through generations VII....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 2002 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 called "Ben's stories." Expectations ------------ According to "Child Care & Education" by Marian Beaver, young children in particular, derive great pleasure in being told stories and I have no doubt that Zack will enjoy the story....   [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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Child Protective Services - Child Protective Services For 30 years, advocates, program administrators, and politicians have joined to encourage even more reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Their efforts have been successful, with about three million cases of suspected child abuse having been reported in 1993. Large numbers of endangered children still go unreported, but a serious problem had developed: Upon investigation, as many as 65 percent or the reports now being made are determined to be "unsubstantiated", raising serious civil liberties concerns and placing a huge burden on investigative staffs....   [tags: Papers] 1302 words
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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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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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Child Personality Types - Child Personality Types Anyone who has spent time with or around children will notice that each one has a special personality all of their own. Children, like adults, have different traits that make up their personalities. Experts have researched this phenomenon in detail and classified children into different categories. Some experts have named more than three categories, but Peter L. Manigone has chosen three that most experts agree with. These categories have been named "flexible," "fearful," and "feisty." Children generally may have similar interests, but the way they interact and deal with these interests displays their personality type....   [tags: Classification Essays Psychology Personalities]
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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Child Sexual Abuse Prevention The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the information that has been collected in the area of child sexual abuse prevention. From the research studies critically examined, a decision will be made as to what areas improvements need to be made in, in order to adequately outfit children, teachers and child care workers with the skills and knowledge to help prevent child sexual abuse. An exploratory study entitled “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention” was conducted by Michele Elliott of Kidscape Charity for Children’s Safety, London England and also by Kevin Browne and Jennifer Kilcoyne of the School of Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham England....   [tags: Papers] 2002 words
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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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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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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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China's One Child Policy - Government Action on Population Control and China's One Child Policy One of the more extreme measures taken in an attempt to control population has been China's one-child policy. Population advocate Garet Hardin suggests the rest of the world adopt similar policies. This paper is to show a country's government acting on theories that Hardin is popular for and the ethical and environmental effects that it had on people and the land. Hardin fails to see the ethical problems laid out by governments that suppress peoples thoughts and beliefs....   [tags: Population Control in China] 1124 words
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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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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 develop, they must make constant mental adaptations to new observations and experiences.  Piaget's theory was made up of four stages; the sensorimotor stage, the preoperational stage, the concrete operations stage, and the formal operations stage.  If children can be defined by these stages, it is important to note that Shakespeare's character Caliban can also be defined by Piaget's theory because he is presented ultimately as a child.  Part of his child-like demeanor stems from the fact that he is comparable to the primitive savage who does not understand the Western European world....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Preventing Child and Sexual Abuse - Preventing Child and Sexual Abuse The manchild is the most helpless compared to the little ones of all other species. To begin with, it has to depend for all its needs, locomotion, food, protection, etc., on others. Later, its thinking mind further complicates affairs. Unlike animals, whose sole purpose in life is survival, the child learns the necessity of satisfying many people. First it is the mother than the father too, then the school-teacher and later, friends, boyfriend /girlfriend, wife/ husband and the society in general, if it is to have a successful life....   [tags: Papers] 973 words
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Non-sexist Child Rearing - Non-sexist Child Rearing         In 1950, little Jennie was the smartest girl in her fifth-grade class, especially in math and science. She enjoyed looking at things through the microscope and solving equations. When she told her mother she wanted to be a scientist, Jennie's mother scoffed and said that little girls did not grow up to be scientists, but were nurses, schoolteachers, and housewives. Now, thirty years later, Jennie is married and has three children. She balances the family's budget and enjoys helping her children with their science projects, but most of Jennie's days are spent at home, in the kitchen-not in a laboratory....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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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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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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Child Development Visit - Child Development Visit Date: November 25th Time: 6:45-7.30 pm Age: 4 years 2 months Place: Jack's house People present: Jack and I Aims and planning: For this visit I plan to visit Jack during his bedtime to study his bedtime routine. I thought this would be a good visit to do as it involves physical, intellectual, social and emotional development and these should be easy to observe throughout this visit. First I will make sure this visit is convenient with Jack's mum and find a suitable day....   [tags: Papers] 988 words
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Child Safeguarding - ... Physical abuse involves hitting, kicking, poisoning, burning and shaking or causing harm to a child, and it can occur when parents fabricate symptoms, or purposely induces illness to a child (DfES, 2010). According to National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Children (NSPCC) (2013), explains that when parents are caring for children can sometimes be a struggle, and they can use punishment like hitting as a way to discipline them which can cause physical injuries such as scares and fracture, and the best way to do it is by setting boundaries, talking, explaining and listening which can be a better way than kicking or burning a child....   [tags: Amie’s Case Study]
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Child Combatants - Sometimes dealing with children can be a battle in itself, but in many countries, children fight the battles that adults have created. These young people are known as children warriors, soldiers, and combatants. The use of children in war is an unfortunate issue; but it is part of some people’s everyday life. Whether the child is fighting for their government or their life, they are often in constant danger. The foreign policies that have been put in place to protect children have yet to halt the ever-growing amount of children combatants....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Child Hunger - ... It causes kids to become obese by eating unhealthy food all the time. Some may live in unsafe neighborhoods and they can’t go outside to exercise. ("Effects of Poverty") Along with children, it also effects teens and the babies of pregnant women.Teens that experience Food insecurity are more likely to have bad conduct at school getting them in trouble. “Pregnancy women who are undernourished are more likely to have low-birthweight babies. These infants are more likely to suffer delays in their development and are more likely to have behavior and learning problems later in life.”("Children and Hunger") It is very important that women are health while pregnant....   [tags: social issues, proverty, homeless]
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Our Child of Poverty - Our Child of Poverty From the writer: This paper was inspired by my work on "The Community Child Project" and the book "Amazing Grace" by Jonathan Kozol. The project was a children's literacy initiative that included discussions which pointed to poverty as being a deterrent in children's educational success. I then began to think about perceptions of poverty held by myself an others. I have here attempted to capture those attitudes and identify why I see them as problematic. From the teacher: Sarah found her project for this course (Writing With Theory) in her work in a service learning course she was taking with Rosaria Champagne in ETS....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 3648 words
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Child Bride - Parents should not be allowed to sign for children under the age of eighteen to marry because children are not old enough to make this major decision. Marriage laws vary by state, but it is still shocking to learn that in states like Missouri, teens may get married at 15 with only parental consent. (MO.gov)In New Hampshire females may be 13 and males 14 with parental consent and a waiver. (Manchester.gov) While wanting to marry for love and other emotional reasons is a good beginning, making the final decision to marry must be done by being rational if it is to last....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Child Bride - Parents should not be allowed to sign for children under the age of eighteen to marry because children are not old enough to make this major decision. Marriage laws vary by state, but it is still appalling to learn that in states like Missouri, teens may get married at 15. All the law requires is parental consent. (MO.gov)In New Hampshire, females may be 13 and males 14 with parental consent and a waiver (Manchester.gov). Although desiring to marry for love and other emotional reasons is a good beginning, the final decision to marry must be a rational one or the marriage may not endure....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Child Bride - The words, child bride, conjure up images of religious cults where old men marry young girls. It is hard to imagine that marriages with child brides are legal in some states. Marriage laws vary by state, but it is appalling to learn that in states like Missouri, teens may get married at 15. All the law requires is parental consent (MO.gov). In New Hampshire, females may be 13 and males 14 with parental consent and a waiver (Manchester.gov). Many believe that if an underage person is in love, is pregnant, or is already a parent they should marry....   [tags: Human Rights ]
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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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Child Development - ... Feeling a sense of comfort and security in a school can also decrease a child's level of emotional distress and any conduct problems they may have in home or school. I personally was involved in a “social skills group” in middle school and in high school. We met once a week for lunch and discussed everyday life or whatever was on our minds, and this was something I looked forward to each week. Our middle school group was called the “chatterbox group”, basically it was a group of us that got together once a week with the school psychologist....   [tags: education, DeAngelis]
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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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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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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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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 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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