As bullying continues to rise amongst children of all ages, it is absolutely crucial to not only find out what implications being victimized have on a child, but also find possible ways to eliminate the negative outcomes they endure. Current research has already gathered an abundance of information surrounding the effects bullying has on its victims. One area of current focus on bullying and victimization is the health effects. Serious negative mental, emotional and physical health outcomes have been discovered. Now based on this information, researchers need to push forward and try to find ways to decrease the negative outcomes not simply look at what the effects of bullying are.
There are many individual-level variables that can explain why juveniles become involved in delinquent acts. One important variable that plays a major role in this is the major affect that family context has on the role of child development. More specifically, the idea of child abuse comes into play that has always been researched and focused on as a major part as to why some juveniles become involved in delinquent acts. Child abuse involves important family characteristics that affect the growth of a child and will ultimately damage them both physically and mentally. If a child is damaged at a young age, then they way they think and perceive the world changes, especially if help is not given to them in their time of need.
It applies researches on child psychology and juvenile justice system to identify and elaborate on these factors. The question on what contributes to delinquency among abused children is important not only in juvenile correction system but also in psychology to assist in child upbringing. This is applicable especially in schools, clinics and other social institutions to ensure child welfare. The essay elaborates on risk factors derived from the study which include substance abuse, school difficulties, mental health problems, running away from home as well as negative peer influence. The paper assist in understanding the relationship between delinquency and child abuse.
What are the negative effects of child abuse? Child abuse can have a huge impact on a child. The abuse can affect them from child hood all the way up to adult hood. Abuse can be the cause of physical, ps... ... middle of paper ... ...rapy. Therapists sometimes take up an important place in theses children’s lives.
Introduction: The maltreatment of children, which includes both neglect and abuse, is a clear and severe problem in the United States of America. The question is: are children who are subject to maltreatment more likely to perpetrate transgressions later in life? This question is substantial for research, because, if there is indeed a significant correlation to maltreatment as a child and criminal activity later in life, that would be evidence for modifications in current policies. For example, if many violent offenders were physically abused as children, it would be logical to alter policies to further prevent the abuse of children. This could include making the penalty for child maltreatment considerably more severe or being more proactive in the separation of abused children from the harmful situation, whether that be the household or another location where the abuse is taking place.
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. First it all it would be important to define some terms related to child abuse. It is imperative to have a common understanding of the many terms related to it. The topic of child abuse has many complexities and certainly it creates strong emotions on people when talking or dealing with it. Generally speaking it seems there is confusion in regards of the terms of abuse and neglect.
Delinquent and criminal behavior among young people, as they negotiate the transition from childhood to adulthood, is an increasingly complex and confusing world. For many young people today, traditional patterns guiding the relations... ... middle of paper ... ...quency. “With the development of delinquency in youth being influenced by numerous factors, prevention efforts are comprehensive in scope. Prevention services include activities such as substance abuse education and treatment, family counseling, youth mentoring, parenting education, educational support, and youth sheltering” (Youth Delinquency, 1999 p.4). These protective measures should also include protective factors, such as things as strong social support systems, positive role-models and psycho-social education.
Childhood sexual abuse has the potential to damage a child physically, emotionally, and behaviorally for the rest of his or her childhood, and the effects have been connected to lasting into middle-aged adulthood. Research has been conducted on what type of children are the most at risk of being sexually abused. Childhood abuse has a greater chance of happening to children of certain backgrounds. One researcher states that "Child sexual abuse occurs more frequently in children from socially deprived and disorganized family backgrounds. Marital dysfunction, as evidenced by parental separation and domestic violence, is associated with higher risks of child sexual abuse" (Mullen 4).
Some children who have been abused go on to live balanced lives, whereas other struggle mentally in various aspects of life. A maltreated child has chances of showing symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, the necessity for social dominance, depression, dissociative identity disorder, as well a suicidal thoughts. Now, even though not only abused children develop into these various mental challenges, there are at a heightened exposure to these mental diseases as a result of their childhood trauma. Child abuse is has been an ongoing epidemic that has affected the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ip between childhood abuse and suicidality in adult bipolar disorder. Violence And Victims, 23(3), 361-372. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.23.3.361 Meyers, John E.B.
Have you ever wondered what effects abuse can have on a child? The effects abuse can have on a child is very serious. Children can obtain serious problems from child abuse. They can develop social problems, depression, and anxiety. There are four types of abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.