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Children in Unstable Homes

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Christina Guida

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Children in Unstable Homes

Children in Unstable
Homes

Abuse Physical harm such as broken bones
and bruises

Putting children in unsupervised,
dangerous situations

Making a child feel worthless or
stupid
A report of child abuse is made about every 10 seconds
Almost five children die a day
Over 60% of people in drug rehabilation programs reported to be abused or neglected as a child
About 80% of 21 year olds who were abused met criteria for at least one psychological disorder
Abused Children are more likely to experience teen pregnancy Stastics Children with parrents in prison since 1991 the number of chidren with parents in prison has increased more than 50% 1.1 million of incarcerated persons are parents to over 2.3 million children more than 7 million children have a parent that is in some sort of correctional instution Many children experience trauma from sudden separation from their sole caregiver and are more vulnerable to feeling of fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, depression, and guilt The behavioral consequences may be severe such as emotional withdrawal, failure in school, delinquency, and are 6-10 time more likely to be incarcerated Police do not routinely ask at the time of arrest if their prisoners have children, nor do sentencing judges or correctional agencies regularly raise this question. Since no agency collects data about these children it is unclear how many are affected, who they are, or where they live. Importance of a Stable home for children 1. The formative years of children begin at home
if the home is not stable the child will grow up thinking that the world unstable
they grow up thinking that it is normal to have frequent fights with others and that being physically violent should be tolerated
2. During the teenage years the home sould serve as their source of strength
teenagers are in need of guidence and support in their transation from childhood to adulthood
3. Children who are married still have their home as a haven
Home should always be a haven for children, if it was stable it stands as an instituion of stability and trust A stable home will always make children into adults who are happy, confident, and emotionally mature who are able to cope with the challenges of the outside world
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