NRS311 – Life Stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent & Family Health
Assessment Task Two: Child Protection Case Study
Young people and children are the most vulnerable groups in society. As a Registered nurse in NSW, I can identify, consult others, and respond to situations where … situations where a young person or a child is at risk of harm. Some of the common reasons that predispose young people and children to risk include family and domestic violence, sexual, emotional, and physical neglect. In Fiona's case, the important risk of harm is neglect (NSW … is the excellent care that Fiona needs may not be forthcoming. Susanna, Fiona's mother, cannot provide such care because she has two other children to take care of, apart from the daily house chores to attend to. Therefore, the central concern is supervision.
Child Protection Discussion
The … of, apart from the daily house chores to……
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Child Family Community Australia (CFCA). (2016). Australian legal definitions: When is a child in need of protection? (CFCA Resource Sheet). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
New South Wales Government. (1998). Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
NSW Government, (2018a). Child wellbeing and child protection fact sheet for NSW Health workers. Retrieved from https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/parvan/childprotect/Pages/child-wellbeing.aspx
NSW Government, (2018b). About child protection and wellbeing. Retrieved from https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/parvan/childprotect/Pages/default.aspx
WHO (2002). \\\\\\\\\\\\"Chapter 3: Child abuse and neglect by parents and other caregivers.\\\\\\\\\\\\" World report on violence and health. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/global_campaign/en/chap3.pdf
World Health Organization. (2006). Preventing child maltreatment: a guide to taking action and generating evidence. Geneva, WHO.
… being raised by a stepmother or stepfather keeps increasing. Families are more likely to divorce than it was in earlier days. Moreover, getting children outside wedlock is a common practice and occurrence lately. Divorced parents are commonly remarrying too. While it is not an easy task to … alone, approximately 10% of the two-parent families that exist are either cohabiting or married stepfamilies. The same study indicates that about 25% of children will spend some time with a stepfamily in their life. The increasing stepfamily formations are of concern as far as the wellbeing of … will spend some time with a stepfamily in their life. The increasing stepfamily formations are of concern as far as the wellbeing of children is concerned. Earlier studies already show that children raised in stepfamilies have a lower chance of physical and mental wellbeing compared to their counterparts raised by both biological parents.……
Cartwright, C., Farnsworth, V., & Mobley, V. (2009). Relationships with stepparents in the life stories of young adults of divorce. Family Matters, (82), 30.
Jensen, T. M., & Harris, K. M. (2017). Stepfamily relationship quality and stepchildren's depression in adolescence and adulthood. Emerging Adulthood, 5(3), 191-203.
Jensen, T. M., & Howard, M. O. (2015). Perceived stepparent–child relationship quality: A systematic review of stepchildren's perspectives. Marriage & Family Review, 51(2), 99-153.
King, V., Boyd, L. M., &Thorsen, M. L. (2015). Adolescents' perceptions of family belonging in stepfamilies. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(3), 761-774.
Lardier Jr, D. T., Van Eeden-Moorefield, B., Nacer, C., Hull, R., & Browning, S. (2017). Relationships between (step) parents and adult (step) children: Explaining influences on life satisfaction and marital quality. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 58(6), 430-446.
Payton, S. R. (2018). An exploration of the quality of the relationship between stepchildren and stepparents based on address term usage. (Master's Thesis; Rowan University).
… has been an eye-opener for me, and therefore when working with parents, I will; 1) advise parents on the need to accept their children and accept that normal is not standard, but just like beauty, within the eyes of the beholder. 2) Advice parents to seek medical … standard, but just like beauty, within the eyes of the beholder. 2) Advice parents to seek medical attention, primarily, the relevant therapy for children with cerebral palsy. 3) Recommend that parents ensure they have a supportive circle in caring for the special needs children because, regardless of how strong a parent can be, the specialized care needed for these children can be overwhelming. 4) Argue for the importance of allowing the child to explore her/his way around things and not have the parent ……
DeHoff, B. A., Staten, L. K., Rodgers, R. C., & Denne, S. C. (2016). The role of online social support in supporting and educating parents of young children with special health care needs in the United States: a scoping review. Journal of medical Internet research, 18(12), e333.
Garner, P., & Sandow, S. (Eds.). (2018). Advocacy, self-advocacy, and special needs (Vol. 25). Routledge.
Lupercio, B. (2017, Jan. 13). Being A Special Needs Mom | Becca\\\\\\'s Bubble Episode 3. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J_NS5QDKWw&feature=emb_title
McNamara, S., & Blenco, G. (2018). Teaching special needs: Strategies and activities for children in the primary classroom (Vol. 37). Routledge.
Weiss, J. A., Cappadocia, M. C., MacMullin, J. A., Viecili, M., & Lunsky, Y. (2012). The impact of child problem behaviors of children with ASD on parent mental health: The mediating role of acceptance and empowerment. Autism, 16(3), 261-274.
Are children overmedicated in regards to ADD and ADHD?
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10,000 … overmedicated in regards to ADD and ADHD?
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10,000 children could be receiving psych stimulant medication, e.g., Methylphenidate referred to as Ritalin. This report lead was reported by among others, the media indicates … be receiving psych stimulant medication, e.g., Methylphenidate referred to as Ritalin. This report lead was reported by among others, the media indicates that children are being overmedicated, because of mainly the notably high numbers (Insel). Also, a study by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy showed … These drugs include anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and other multi-mental health drugs. The findings of these two reports bring to the forefront the claim that children with ADD or ADHD……
Insel, T. R. "Post by former NIMH director Thomas Insel: Are children overmedicated." National Institutes of Mental Health (2014). Web.
Kazda, Luise, et al. "Evidence of potential overdiagnosis and overtreatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents: protocol for a scoping review." BMJ Open 9.11 (2019).
Lea Reynolds, Jennifer. Are We Overmedicating Our Children With ADHD? U.S. News & World Report L.P., (2017). Web.
Olfson, Mark, et al. "National trends in the office-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with antipsychotics." Archives of general psychiatry 69.12 (2012): 1247-1256.
According to Son and Kirchner (2000), depression frequently goes unrecognized in children and adolescents. However, Bhatia (2019) is categorical that depression in childhood and teen years appears to have been in an upward trend in … in an upward trend in recent times. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2018), it is not uncommon for children to have worries and fears. If these fears and worries are not addressed, they could result in depression. If depression in children and adolescents goes unaddressed, the impact could be severe. Indeed, according to Clark, Jansen, and Cloy (2012), depression could in this case have … (2012), depression could in this case have a negative impact on not only the emotional, but also the social and physical development of children and adolescents suffering from the same. Rey and Birmaher (2012) point out that depression in this age group could impact……
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2018). Depression in Children and Teens. Retrieved from https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/The-Depressed-Child-004.aspx
Bhatia, R. (2019). Childhood Depression. Retrieved from https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/childhood-depression
Capuzzi, D. & Golden, L. (2013). Preventing Adolescent Suicide. New York, NY: Routledge.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC (2020). Anxiety and Depression in Children. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/depression.html
Clark, M.S., Jansen, K.L. & Cloy, A. (2012). Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression. Am Fam Physician, 86(5), 442-448.
Koplewicz, H.S. & Klass, E. (Eds.). (2016). Depression in Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Routledge.
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Mehler-Wex, C. & Kolch, M. (2008). Depression in Children and Adolescents. Dtsch Arztebl Int., 105(9), 149-155.
Childcare Patterns and Issues for Families of Preschool Children with Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are the most rapidly growing student population served in special education. As a result, several early childhood programs … programs targeting such students have been established in the education sector. These programs are established to help meet the special needs of these children while promoting and enhancing their academic growth and achievements. In addition, family members play a critical role in the development and growth of … promoting and enhancing their academic growth and achievements. In addition, family members play a critical role in the development and growth of these children with respect to meeting their special needs. Mereiou, Bland & Niemeyer (2015) state that the increase in diagnosis of ASD among children has made families and policymakers to champion for initiatives that enhance knowledge and understanding of their needs. Understanding these needs……
Coogle, C.G., Guerette, A.R. & Hanline, M.F 2013. Early Intervention Experiences of Families with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Pilot Study. Early Childhood Research & Practice, vol. 15, no. 1. Viewed 7 August 2019, http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v15n1/coogle.html
Forest, E.J., Horner, R.H., Lewis-Palmer, T. & Todd, A.W 2004. Transitions for Young Children with Autism from Preschool to Kindergarten. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, vol. 6, no. 2, pp.103-112.
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Stahmer, A.C., Collings, N.M. & Palinkas, L.A 2005. Early Intervention Practices for Children with Autism: Descriptions from Community Providers. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, vol. 20, no. 2, pp.66-79.
… Therapy or SFBT is a type of therapy that spotlights on solutions rather than on issues. Therapists do this by helping Adolescents and Children recognize what's annoying them. A significant piece of SFT is helping the Adolescents and Children distinguish what has and hasn't worked in the past when managing a specific test. It at that point urges them to utilize their … databases diary articles are used to find them. To identify with similar restricted center articles, the hunt terms "Overseeing Behavior in Adolescents and Children Through Solution-Focused Therapy" was utilized. While choosing the articles, the inquiry was constrained to peer-audited articles distributed somewhere in the range of 2014 … notes, meta-investigation surveys, articles, and audits were rejected. Results: SFBT treatment characterized issues and spotlights on objectives that may prompt solution. Adolescents and Children with learning and considerations issues may battle with conduct issues or come up short……
Boyer, B., MacKay, K. J., McLeod, B. D., & van der Oord, S. (2018). Comparing Alliance in Two Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Adolescents with ADHD Using a Randomized Controlled Trial. Behavior Therapy, 49(5), 781–795. 10.1016/j.beth.2018.01.003
Brockman, M., Hussain, K., Sanchez, B., & Turns, B. (2016). Managing Child Behavior Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Utilizing Structural and Solution Focused Therapy with Primary Caregivers. American Journal of Family Therapy, 44(1), 1–10. 10.1080/01926187.2015.1099414
Gonzalez, C. (2017). Recovering Process from Child Sexual Abuse During Adulthood from an Integrative Approach to Solution-Focused Therapy: A Case Study. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 26(7), 785–805. 10.1080/10538712.2017.1354954
Kiser, D. J., & Piercy, F. P. (2014). Creativity and family therapy theory development: Lessons from the founders of solution-focused therapy: The journal of solution focus in organizations. InterAction, 6(2), 51-851645018526?accountid=45782
Smith, T. E., Shelton, V. M., & Richards, K. V. (2016). Solution-focused financial therapy with couples. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(5), 452–460. 10.1080/10911359.2015.1087921
… unique learning needs and styles. Parent involvement refers to active, continuous involvement of a primary caregiver or parent in the education of their children. Parent involvement contributes to improved learning and growth of students through positive impacts on student’s attendance, behavior and achievement. Even though parent involvement … how to incorporate parents in their child’s learning. Educators/instructors face the need to identify suitable ways to incorporate parents in education of their children.
One of the ways to get parents engaged in their child’s education is through conducting regular workshops and seminars for parents (Centers for … the need to get involve in their child’s learning or do not know how to go about it. For parents with special education children, involvement in the child’s education could be difficult because they do not understand their child’s learning needs and styles. Therefore, workshops and seminars … get information…[break]…their child education and……
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Parent Engagement – Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health. Retrieved from US Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/protective/pdf/parent_engagement_strategies.pdf
Lotkina, V. (2016, August 7). 5 Ways to Get Parents Involved in Student Learning Beyond Homework. Retrieved April 15, 2020, from https://www.gettingsmart.com/2016/08/5-ways-teachers-can-get-parents-involved-beyond-homework/
… the last 15 months. The mother states that she had problems when she was a child. Urinary tract infections are generally common among children and can pose severe bacterial infection during childhood (Kaufman, Temple-Smith & Sanci, 2019). Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of the condition is critical … to ensure the child has adequate fluid intake.
Kaufman, J., Temple-Smith, M. & Sanci, L. (2019, September 12). Urinary Tract Infections in Children: An Overview of Diagnosis and Management. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 3, 1-9.
Leung, A.K.C., Wong, A.H.C., Leung, A.A.M. & Hon, K.L. (2019, May). Urinary … Diagnosis and Management. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 3, 1-9.
Leung, A.K.C., Wong, A.H.C., Leung, A.A.M. & Hon, K.L. (2019, May). Urinary Tract Infection in Children. Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery, 13(1), 2-18.…
Kaufman, J., Temple-Smith, M. & Sanci, L. (2019, September 12). Urinary Tract Infections in Children: An Overview of Diagnosis and Management. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 3, 1-9.
Leung, A.K.C., Wong, A.H.C., Leung, A.A.M. & Hon, K.L. (2019, May). Urinary Tract Infection in Children. Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery, 13(1), 2-18.
… adverse health effects. For this study, the researchers wanted to evaluate the correlation between being exposed to parental divorce and parental distress of children and adolescents and its adverse effects on the health of adolescents. Other adverse effects that the researchers wanted to evaluate are the problems … sex, race, and social status is similar for both groups.
According to Størksen et al. (2006) divorce is quite common and it involves children. There have been numerous studies that have been carried out analyzing the effect…[break]…the researchers to control for family conflict. It is noted that … on the data from other areas and fit it for this particular population. This study has managed to link both parents with their children, which gives more credible information as compared to having data from one parent mostly the mother. The results of this study will shed ……
Størksen, I., Røysamb, E., Holmen, T. L., & Tambs, K. (2006). Adolescent adjustment and well being: effects of parental divorce and distress. Scandinavian journal of psychology, 47(1), 75-84.
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