It is very important to counsel children who have been sexually abused at a young age. Sexual abuse can be very harmful in a child’s younger and adolescent years when developing in the ... ... middle of paper ... ...lopmental and psychological stages in life. Children who have experienced sexual abuse will go through stages of displaying feelings, thoughts, fear, hurt and pain which can have short-term and long term effects on a child development stage and adolescent stage. Through effective play therapy in the counseling process, children will be able to function properly through their problems and experiences that have occurred. The approaches that are incorporated in this counseling model were Play Therapy and Child-Centered Play Therapy.
Parents who abuse their kids were abused and had a poor upbringing. Nowadays with technology and researches found, they could help change and also teach their kids to avoid the same mistakes when they grow up. As the child grows, parents can set limits instead of violence. Fact is that when kids behave out of the normal, it is not to make parents angry but because they are in need of attention. We all know that parents’ the first reaction is to lose it, so instead of punching, parents can try time outs until the child comprehends why he or she is being punished.
After many studies researchers have confirmed that when children are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) it significantly effects their social emotional development (Hughes & Chau, 2013; Herman-Smith, 2013). This raises a concern; if IPV was to be measured emotional abuse should children be removed from their families. If we consider that the majority of children that witness IPV are under six and would not be able to fully understand what is happening we can conclude that they would not be able to report their maltreatment (Hughes & Chau, 2013). If either partner also chooses not to report the abuse it may continue and it would impact the child; the child could experience mental and behavioral problems. Therefore programs should be introduced to care givers that are dealing with aggression problems so that they can understand that their temperament and actions do affect their children both directly and indirectly.
Moreover, children feel that the violent incidents are their fault and they blame themselves (Ghasemi, 2009; Owen et al., 2009). For instance, children tend to forget the domestic violence occurrence or express emotions though play to deal with the domestic violence events (Georgsson et al., 2011). Research illustrated that children are likely to develop physical problems such as bedwetting and sleep problems when exposed to violent acts (Thornton, 2014; Ghasemi, 2009). Likewise, physical development can be delayed and impacted because of domestic violence (Thornton, 2014; Ghasemi, 2009). Researchers found that children’s externalizing issues such as aggression, substance abuse, and inappropriate behavior at school are commonly observed in children that are impact with domestic violence (Ghasemi, 2009; Moylan et al., 2009; Owen et al., 2009).
Aggression is a common problem within many children and that if the problem is not addressed early on then it would continue through adolescence and later on in life. Teachers and parents must think clearly and solve the issue constructively. It is not effective to use power assertion, giving a child a time-out, or being physically violent. Also, when such measures of violence is involved, children should not be awarded for bad behavior but taught a lesson so the child will learn from their
Sexual abuse occurs when a person forces, tricks, or threatens children to have sexual contact. These acts of child abuse could prevent children from living a normal adulthood. In order to deal with such a traumatic childhood, adults abused as children should rid themselves of such burdensome, painful memories. Adults abused as children need to confront the abuse they have experienced. To face and admit that they have been abused, adults should no longer live in denial.
Lynchburg Department of Job and Family Services has become overwhelmed with problems that involved domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse within families that have children. It is important to protect our children and we know how bad these offences can harm our youth today which is our future of tomorrow. Lynchburg Department of Job and Family Services decided to sit down and brainstorm; to come up with some kind of idea to protect the children in these families from any pain, harm, or damage that might come their way from the adult behavior. After carefully doing creativity thinking, we came up with a policy to help prevent the young children from the social learning theory. Social learning theory is “the view that people learn to be aggressive by observing others acting aggressively to achieve some goal or being rewarded for violent acts”.
Convicted male child molesters should most certainly receive strong punishment, but physical castration should be reserved for the worst cases of sexual abuse. In one case of sexual assault, a New Jersey man named Jesse Timmendequas lured seven year old Megan Kanka into his home on July 29, 1994 with promises that she could see his puppy (Dealing with Sex Offenders, August 1994). Unknown to Megan, the man would not be letting her see his puppy. Jesse Timmendequas had some very different plans. Once she was inside, he strangled her to death, and then he raped her.
Children generally learn their behavior patterns from those around them mainly focusing on their parents. When parents expose children to vicious behavior, it is learned and passed on from one generation to the next. Researchers refer to this cycle as the inter-generational transmission of violence which posits that victimized children grow up to victimize others (Windom, 1989). While going through abuse children will either pick up violent behaviors or suffer from emotional detachment. At a younger age children may begin to seek out and harm other children around them due to the buildup of anger and frustration from abuse.
These children are more prone to becoming victims of child abuse, scares that last a lifetime (Strawbridge, 2014). Providing parents with the knowledge of the need for love and affection to be given to their children from infancy is a large role of the nurse who interacts with families before their children are born. Community nursing can be one of the key components to breaking the cycle of child abuse before it begins and providing protection to a child in need by recognizing the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse early in its