For these reasons, children in high-conflict households are at increased risks for antisocial behavior, anxiety, depression, and difficulty in concentrating (Amato and Sobolewski 903). All of the previously listed illnesses are things that influence school performance and work performance once
Child maltreatment is a global public health problem (Klika & Herrenkol, 2013). Children who have been maltreated tend to express more cortisol dysregulation (De Bellis, Woolley, & Hooper, 2013). Having this concern causes the children to express more stress than a child who has not been maltreated. According to De Bellis, Woolley, & Hooper (2013), pediatric studies have concluded that if a child is abused at a younger age and continuous neglect is associated they are more likely to suffer from smaller brain volumes and heightened biological stress chemicals. Being exposed to abusive trauma that leads to PTSD has shown to cause children to have higher levels of dissociative symptoms and more behavioral problems (De Bellis, Woolley, & Hooper, 2013).
Child Abuse and Juvenile Delinquency A large body of research exists regarding the correlation between child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency. Most of these studies all lead to a similar conclusion: “In general, children who experience any type of maltreatment are more likely than others who were not maltreated to be arrested” (Stevenson, M. C. 2009). In a national sample of 3,472 adolescents, child abuse increased the likelihood of committing violent offenses in terms of both participation rates and frequency of offending. Abused youth are 30% more likely to commit a violent offense, have an earlier onset for initiation of delinquent behaviors and are at a higher risk... ... middle of paper ... ...to change the life of that child. The more time that passes and these children go unseen, the more difficult the course of action becomes.
Children of substance abusing parents are widely considered at high risk for a range of biological, developmental, and behavioral problems, including for developing substance abuse problems of their own (Conners, Robert, Leanne, Jeffrey, Tracy, Ken, and James, 2004). Thus, it is important to examine how parents’ addiction to alcohol and other illicit drugs negatively affect their children physically, psychologically, and socially. Substance abusing parents can negatively affect their children physically. One of the physical factors that can negatively affect children of substance-abusing parents is that these children are more likely to be physically abused by their parents. In a study of mothers recovering from addiction, Harmer, Sanderson, and Mertin (1999) found that the majority of mothers in the sample reported aversive childhood experiences that were significantly more frequent than th... ... middle of paper ... ...dge and bolster achievement (Conners, Robert, Leanne, Jeffrey, Tracy, Ken, and James, 2004).
Another factor is the child factor. It states that some children are more vulnerable to abuse or neglect than others from parents or guardians due to their age, size, emotional stability, as well as their social development. A third factor is the family factor states that the situations that occur in the family can increase the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. That was the case with young Dave from the above passage. Because his mother no longer got the attention she needed from his father she began to take out her anger and frustrations on him.
If someone was abused as a child and developed DID, they are more likely to abuse their child who in turn is more susceptible to developing the disorder as well. This occurs because children learn how to behave by watching others. They learn from certain individuals more than others, such as their parents and thus repeat the actions of the parents. It was concluded that “...there is evidence that people with trauma disorders have higher rates of alcoholism, chronic medical illnesses, and abusiveness in succeeding generations.” (Sidran Found... ... middle of paper ... ...thin-the-multiple-system/ Pica , M. (1999). The evolution of alter personality states in dissociative identity disorder.
These kinds of abuses harm the child’s mental and physical health. The emotional and psychological effects of maltreatment may be far more harmful to the well being of the child than the apparent physical injury. Many studies indicate that abused children are at increase risk of becoming like their parents and repeating the abusive pattern of child rearing to which they were exposed (national committee for prevention of child abuse 1983). Background Child abuse and neglect has recently become the focus of attention of all prevention centers and organizations for children care. Mistreatment of children has existed through history.
There was also evidence that children who experience chronic physical abuse form extreme stress, anxiety, and depression as adults. Environmental factors also affect abuse in general. Families that live in poverty, have a higher propensity to have abuse in the home. There is also evidence that children that come from single-parent homes are abused more. Occupation, income, and even education are all indicators of higher abuse rates.
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).
This is yet another reason why parents or grandparents abuse. “Kids with single parents are one hundred and twenty percent more at risk of experiencing some type of maltreatment overall” (Goldman, Salus, Wolcott, Kennedy 3). Parents who experience a divorce are more likely to go through more stress than parents who don’t divorce. Single parenting contains a lot of stress which can be taken out on the kid in a more physical way. The parents are quick to anger and most of ... ... middle of paper ... ...cipline is through abuse.