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2.7: Risk Scenario
In Module 2
Joan Bell
Mar 16, 2022
Identify the risk factors. I 1. Substance abuse ( beer and pot) 2. Physical and verbal violence 3. Children don't understand what they are witnessing and perceive it as normal behavior. 4. Boyfriend doesn't seem to understand his rights in regards to childcare, assault / battery. Two or three issues that I would like to know more about? The adults lie about the use of pot in the home. I am not so concerned about the pot. If anything, it could calm and sedate the adult but if the kids can smell it then they can get high as well. On the other hand, if the beer is used a lot and frequently, that is a concern. It sounds like the "partying" may be drunken parties. Too much drink can lead to very poor judgement, conflicts, not watching the kids, other drunks at the gathering leaving the kids unsupervised and in danger. I am not against drinking but being drunk is not good. What would I do next in this scenario? First of all, the boyfriend needs to have a reality check on his rights. Both adults need to understand that they are being watched for the welfare of the children. Psych evaluations for the adults would be helpful. That would be interesting to see how the boyfriend reacts to that. Sometimes naive people think psychologists can read minds.and they are are concerned that their true self will be seen. If this couple is not worked with a bit of sensitivity, they just might move out of the area to avoid detection. 5. Cronic pot smokers often lack motivation to do much besides watch TV; therefore lack much interest in providing much child centered activities.
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2.6: Conditions That May Lead to Abuse & Neglect
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Joan Bell
Mar 16, 2022
CHILD-RELATED FACTORS • Chronological age of child • Mismatch between child’s temperament or behavior and parent’s temperament or expectations • Physical or mental disabilities • Attachment problems or separation from parent during critical periods or reduced positive interaction between parent and child • Premature birth or illness at birth • Unwanted child Opinion: I can't think of anything that is more upsetting that to witness a child being abused. So much abuse is happening to children that will never be identified outside of the family. I have learned that the DH&W is still limited to the most severe abuse, again based upon safety. Emotional verbal abuse is also vary damaging and little is done about it. I understand why but wish it could be different. My career included working with mentally ill adolescents, behaviorally challenged, and students with various disabilities. I am afraid most of these children's issues stemmed from parent issues. I was able to strengthen my ability to intercede for these children through my job and still keep in contact with some of the students, parents, and caregivers. quite a few of my students have grown up and are living successful lives. I am sure that all of them carry scares. Many grow strong and use their experiences in positive ways. I think the most successful get past being a victim. They see life as more of a journey of life's challenges, chances to learn from life. They create and make choices, take responsibility, learn to love and accept love. A few of them have not been resilient and some have passed away due to their own choices. Some have had chronic mental illnesses that just could not be overcome. I learned to do my part to assist, and how to manage my feelings in order to be effective.
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2.1: Identifying Family Strengths and Weaknesses
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