No matter what age an individual is, society automatically deems a person to be an adult once they have a child. Unfortunately, Renee dealt with a lot of isolation, neglect, lack of emotional, physical, psychological support that would have helped her successfully transition into a new chapter in her life. Renee was treated like an independent and competent adult when in reality, she was in serious need of many support systems to educate and support her. As a social worker, Angie Martin’s actions within her practice created an ethical dilemma when she failed to maintain the best interest of her client, Jordan. Angie was expected to fulfill her role as a social worker by playing a vital role in coaching and educating Renee on how to care for Jordan. If there were frequent scheduled appointment in place, there would be enough evidence from Angie’s file on Jordan and Renee alone to decipher who should have been responsible for the death of Jordan. Frequent visits to the young mother and her child would have given Angie the opportunity to provide the courts with enough documentation to understand the case thoroughly to make a conviction, in needed, without dropping charges and dismissing the
...to the situations and problems in social work. Poverty had a few chapters on its own. There is nothing wrong with covering poverty, but chapter thirteen should be split into two chapters to give a more comprehensive overview of developmental disabilities. Therefor the book should not exclude the chapter, it should expand the chapter. Developmental disabilities is constantly overlapping in social work. Social workers should have a basic understanding of developmental disabilities. Clients who have disabilities should be understood to an extent, and should get the help they need. The information in chapter thirteen does give helpful information in understanding individuals with developmental disabilities.
Child abuse and neglect continuously influence a sizeable number of children and families in this country. During 2002, over 896,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect, averaging about 2,400 kids each day (Children’s Bureau 2012). Furthermore, during the same year, 60.5 percent of child victims nationally experienced some sort of neglect. While 18.6 percent of those children were physically maltreated, 9.9 percent suffered from sexual assault, along with 6.5 percent who were emotionally harmed (Children’s Bureau 2012). With the help of CAPTA, strong importance is being put on collaborations between child protective services, mental health, and other agencies, so that these statistics could be minimized within time.
This paradigm shift focused education towards the ambivalent nature that society held regarding the mentally disabled; thereby humanizing them into accommodating homes rather than ostracizing them to institutions to live out their days like criminals. Unfortunately, even with access to quality care and inclusion with others that do not have known mental disabilities, children that are on the threshold of adolescence face numerous challenges and scrutiny from peers due to poor social skills and diminished academic achievements (Poppen, Sinclair, Hirano, Lindstrom, & Unruh
Hobbs, Georgina, et al. “Abuse of Children in Foster and Residential Care.” Child Abuse and
Susan Leigh Vaughan Smith was born September 26, 1971 in Union, South Carolina to Linda and Harry Vaughan. She was born the third child in the Vaughan family, with two older brothers. Linda Vaughan divorced Harry when Susan turned 7, and five weeks later Harry committed suicide at 37 (Montaldo). Within weeks of Linda and Harry’s divorce, Linda got remarried to Beverly (Bev) Russell, a local successful businessman. Linda and the children moved from their home into Bev’s, a larger house located in an exclusive subdivision in Union, South Carolina. Susan grew to be a well-liked teenager, and even became president of her Junior Civitan Club and Friendliest Female in her senior year (Montaldo). Everyone liked her, and she put on a great show at school. But after the last bell rang, she had to look forward to seeing Bev at home, something she feared above anything else. Bev had taken to molesting Susan when she turned sixteen, and it was not long afterward that she sought help with the local Department of Social Services (Wiki). The Department of Social services did little to help Susan, only making Bev attend a few counseling sessions (Wiki). When he returned home, he chastised Susan heavily for “airing their dirty laundry in public” and continued with the molestation (Montaldo). I believe thi...
There are several of people in today’s society that fall victim to abuse and one of the many groups that get targeted are the children. One instance where a child was severely abused was in an article written by Katie Delong. It states that a child in Milwaukee was abused by a 28 year old mother and is ...
The sympathy of the government for mothers such as Khaila, trying to recover their parental rights has worn thin. Child abandonment is a serious offense and the children that suffer from such neglect face many psychological problems; if they are ever able to survive their circumstances. The abandonment and neglect of a child can result in serious criminal charges. One striking example is the case of seven month old Daniel Scott (Should We Take Away Their Kids?). Baby Daniel had been left for hours unattended and died of in a pool of his own blood. His mother, a crack addict left him in the care of his father to go on a six day crack binge. His father in turn, left him in his crib leaving the door of their Bronx tenement unlocked for any danger to afflict his unprotected son (Should We Take Away Their Kids?). The parents were later charged with manslaughter by negligence.
Jack Salmon, Susie’s father, is most vocal about his sorrow for losing his daughter. However, his initial reaction was much different. Upon hearing that Susie’s ski hat had been found, he immediately retreats upstairs because “he [is] too devastated to reach out to [Abigail] sitting on the carpet…he could not let [her] see him” (Sebold 32). Jack retreats initially because he did not know what to do or say to console his family and he did not want them to see him upset. This first reaction, although it is small, is the first indicator of the marital problems to come. After recovering from the initial shock, Jack decides that he must bring justice for his daughter’s sake and allows this goal to completely engulf his life. He is both an intuitive and instrumental griever, experiencing outbursts of uncontrolled emotions then channeling that emotion into capturing the killer. He focuses his efforts in such an e...
When children are hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually it is known to be child abuse. Children are known to be neglected when they are not getting the proper attention needed for children. When children are neglected or abused in any way it is the responsibility of others to report such acts to the authorities as to what they have witnessed first-hand or signs of abuse or neglect seen after the fact, these people who reports such acts are known as third parties. The proper authorities to report child abuse or neglect is called Child Protected Services also known as Child Welfare. After the abuse or neglect is reported the proper authorities will then investigate to see if the abuse or neglect is legit or fraudulent (Sedlak, 2001).