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The loss of a father that they never knew does not seem to disrupt a child’s life as much as the loss of a mother does. As a result of the small number of mothers in jail or prison, the stigma surrounding these women and their families is extremely negative (Wright and Seymour 12). The stigma is not only placed on the mothers themselves, but almost always extended to their children. This can lead to children keeping their situation a secret from friends, teachers and peers out of fear and insecurity. In a study done with the Bi... ... middle of paper ... ...nderstanding the Experiences and Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents.
Some foster parents are willing to keep the children as long as necessary, but others are selfish and are in the program just for the money. This here is an example of why many children’s health is often neglected while in foster care (Issues). Children who enter foster care due to child abuse and neglect are entering an environment that is not the right type of support. According to the Department of Family and Protective Services: “When children have to be placed outside their homes, and there is not an appropriate non-custodial parent or relative willing and able to care for them and there are not any close family friends that the court can give temporary legal possession, the court will ask Child Protective Services (CPS) to place the child in a temporary foster care setting.” In order to become a foster parent you must: be trained and verified by the CPS, you must receive a license from the Residential Child-Care Licensing (RCCL), and you must be verified by the RCCL. Most children in foster care have never had the nurturing stable environment, without this a child’s brain does not have the sensibility to participate in society (Issues).
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These problems can occur as long term or short term effects. Chikpe Winfred Okeke states, “Abusive and neglectful families, because of poverty, tend to ignore their children's educational needs and requirements.” When these needs and requirements are ignored, the children are not able to reach their full potential in school, which could not only lead to acting out but stand in their way of achieving academic success. Although some abuse victims may be able to surpass this statistic and succeed in their education without the help of their abusers, some are not that lucky. Studies show that kids from non-abusive homes have a better chance at academic success as opposed to the victims of abuse. Okeke says, “The analyzed data revealed that the non-abused and non-neglected children performed much better in all four academic subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.” Therefore, there is no doubt that abuse has an effect on a child’s education.
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