Tag: Children

What obstacles exist for children that are looked after by Local Authorities in England in finding adoptive families?

The goal of providing stable and caring living situations for some children has proved difficult to achieve. This is particularly concerning because of the increasing numbers of children in out-of home care and because such a high percentage of these children are very young (Hogbacka, 2008). Children who have government as their parent, no matter …

Psychological Interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced war-related trauma: An argument for Narrative Exposure Therapy

Abstract Introduction Children and adolescents who have experienced severe losses and multiple traumatic events over long periods of time, as a result of war and organised violence, may experience many mental health difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Increasingly clinicians are being asked to provide interventions for young refugees; however, evidence-based guidance …

In addition to the variety of development, the study of child development has been carried out from a number of perspectives, which offer signposts to different routes to understanding children. Compare and contrast the theories of Vygotsky, and Piaget in relation to thinking and learning.

Introduction The manner in which children develop cognitively, is essential in expanding their overall learning and thinking capabilities. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) are among the most significant researchers in the discipline of cognitive development. Both Piaget and Vygotsky contributed information of great magnitude to studies of the learning and thinking abilities of …

Every Child Matters: is Society ineffective at safeguarding its children from Sexual Abuse?

Introduction “Child abuse is an “expression” of specific behavioural and emotional attitudes of parents or other adults toward a child” (Vranic, 2003, pg.552). Every community is made up of children as a social group. Walker and Thurston (2006, pg.1) state “in Britain at least one child dies each week as a result of adult cruelty”, …

What impacts have New Labour Policies had on single parents and their children?

Abstract Ensuring that lone parents have a better set of working opportunities is seen as a crucial way of improving the economy and preventing the poverty cycle continuing. New labour has focussed its policies on improving the opportunities for lone parents and their children with mixed results. The impact of these policies on the lone …

An Investigation Of How Mood Affects Theory-Of-Mind Use In Pre-School Children

Background “Theory of mind” (ToM) is the ability to reason other people’s beliefs, intentions and desires (Baron-Cohen et al., 1985). Over the last two decades, there has been considerable developmental research into ToM using the “false-belief task” (e.g. Baron-Cohen et al., 1985, Wellman et al., 2001). The majority of research has established that ToM is …

A critical appraisal of the human rights and mental health legislation of children and young people, specifically those aged between 16 and 17 years, within the mental health system in the UK – compliance, breaches and remedy.

Research Question To what extent do human rights play a role in the application of the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act 1983 to children aged 16 – 17 years, should parental rights be afforded greater importance or are the provisions of legislation aligned with the objectives sought to be achieved by the import …

A critical appraisal of the human rights and mental health legislation ,of children and young people, specifically those aged between 16 and 17 years, within the mental health system in the UK – compliance, breaches and remedy.

Abstract This essay looks at whether people can be seen as a key source of sustained competitive advantage for organizations. Both positives and negatives about the idea that staff offer ongoing competitive advantage are discussed. The discussion is framed in terms of human resource management (HRM) and looks at both the immediate business context and …

Key Benefits And Challenges Of An Integrated Approach To Working With Children With Additional Needs And Their Families In An Early Years Setting.

Introduction Many families who have children with additional needs often fear sending their children to mainstream schools (Wang 2009). Such parents often fear that their children will not be treated equally in mainstream school, and also worry about how well their specific needs can be met (NCSE 2011). As such they often place them in …

With reference to the Gamor Serious Case Review (Hackney LSCB 2008) and in the context of current legislation, policy and multi-agency guidance, discuss what social work interventions might have been in place to protect the children, Antoine and Keneice, and to respond to the needs of the adults in the family

Introduction This essay centres on the tragic killing of Antoine, aged 10, and Keneice, aged 3 by their mentally ill mother. The Gamor Serious Case Review (Hackney LSCB 2008) states that no further action on the part of the social workers could have prevented the killings and this essay will examine whether other social work …

Children’s Overuse of Technology

Children’s use of technology most affects a person’s cognitive development by eliminating the time that children have for other activities like proper sleep, a basketball game in the park, or just a face to face chat with a group of friends. Technology is not a proper substitute for a play ground, parks or a chat …