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broken bones or bruises. Although you are in the right neighborhood, that’s only one of four different types of child abuse. Those broken bones and bruises fall in the category of physical abuse. This involves any type of shaking, hitting, burning, suffocating, poisoning or anything that causes physical harm to a minor. Physical abuse is recognized most since it is more visible to the naked eye. Then there’s emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is the constant ill treatment of a child’s emotions causing damage to their emotional development. It’s just words right, how bad could it be? Wrong. Although this abuse doesn’t come with visible harm, it still causes deep and painful scars. Next there’s sexual abuse. This specific abuse involves forcing or pressuring a minor to take part in sexual action. Activities may include
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Childhood obesity as a form of child abuse
Child abuse can be cited as any act that is emotional, sexual or physical that may harm or cause injury to a child. This involves acts that have potential for injury, threat injury to the child or result to injury in the actual sense. Child abuse occurs in different environments that the child interacts with. This includes but not limited to organizations, child care centers, schools or the child’s home. Abuse may happen to children of all ages, gender, ability or race. Abusers are often adults and young people they trust. They are familiar with them and also to the children’s family. A person can directly abuse a child or bear responsibility for
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Child abuse is when one jeopardizes or damages a child’s health, physical or emotional growth. Basically, it can be explained when one hurts a child with no valid reason and at times, it can be represented with an injury which emerges to be non-accidental (Help, 2010).
Child Abuse can be in different forms the first one is sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is when an adult has sex with a child. It also includes child prostitution, exhibitionism or even forcing a child to watch any sexual acts (Help, 2010). The second one is physical abuse this is when one causes an intended injury to a child it also includes
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How Child Abuse Effects a Student’s Education
To look into the eyes of a child and witness a fearful and emotionless gaze due to child abuse is devastating. All children deserve their innocence yet there are many who have it ripped from them. Many would agree that a child’s education is something of value and that someday they will be controlling and determining our future. However, there are several who beg to differ and decide to detrimentally effect a child’s education. Child abuse is the physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of a child and is a leading case in the United States. A child is physically, psychologically, emotionally, behaviorally and cognitively effected due
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Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in
their shoes, seen what they’ve seen, felt what they’ve felt, and then maybe you will understand
why they do what they do.” Martina McBride released a song called “Concrete Angel”. This was
her way of reaching out to the public as part of an awareness for child abuse. Child abuse is a lot
more than the physical abuse. Physical abuse is a lot easier to notice and detect because the
evidence is on the outside. However, those bruises will eventually fade away. The emotional
abuse is what leaves permanent scars on the heart. It hurts the inside of a person, what is not seen
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things will become better later on.
7.) Child abuse refers to the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, negligent treatment or maltreatment of child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child’s welfare and well being. Physical injuries sustained by child abuse causes pain, disfigurement, scarring, physical disability, and sometimes-in rare cases, death.
8.) The risk factors associated with abuse is discussed in the previous question. Many physicals injuries are sustained by child abuse or any forms of abuse. Abuse causes pain, and mental and physical issues to that person. The strategies to prevent abuse would be arrest the person or have some type of restraining order put on them. Another way would be: Go to a shelter or some type of safe house to receive that help and care for. If a child is abused, many places offer foster care replacement and different types of treatment for the abusers.
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Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abuse and Neglect (CJ436)
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child abuse and neglect is a growing problem in the United States. Child abuse and neglect may take place in many forms. It is important that we have a clear understanding of the reporter’s expression when reading news article. Many of these news articles provide detailed information concerning the growing problems and available programs concerning child abuse and neglect.
After reading nine news articles related to child abuse and neglect, I was able to understand the reporter’s expressions and view points. Reporters often
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broadest sense refers to any abuse that takes place among people living in the same household. One of many forms of Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate another. Domestic violence begins as child abuse and teen dating violence then it emerges to violence in the marriage and family. As a pattern of violent and coercive behaviors whereby one attempts to control the thoughts, the victim is usually a woman.
Child abuse is the physical maltreatment of children. Studies show that child abuse is most likely to happen in the home. Factors that cause child abuse vary from what is going inside the home. Parents who abuse
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about how he was a survivor of domestic violence. In this essay I am going to share the effects of emotional abuse from both his perspective and my female’s perspective.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines domestic violence as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.
Typically when you hear the words domestic violence, it’s often assumed to be associated with women and although the
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”. (5) Also, in a healthy family, rules tend to be explicit and are consistent, but with some flexibility to adapt to individual needs and particular situations. Ephesians 6-4 exemplifies this idea with the following verse: “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath”. (6)
Children are treated with respect, and do not fear emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse. On the contrary, they feel safe, as they know that their parents are there to protect them and to look after their well being. These children are given responsibilities appropriate to their age and are not expected to fulfill parental roles. In healthy families everyone makes mistakes; mistakes are allowed as
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typically violent places with reports of prisoner related physical and sexual violence common. In prison they may be encouraged or pressured to take drugs that are on offer inside the cells, typically intravenous drugs such as methamphetamine or heroin. Both these drugs have a high risk of addiction and also increased risk of contracting blood-borne viruses such as HIV or Hepatitis.
Now to begin helping the youth of today with substance abuse, it has to start with early detection. Teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, and others are key to identifying young people at risk for substance abuse and violence, including those with suspected or diagnosed emotional and behavioral problems
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anomalies that might indicate suspicious activity Network Abuse and Employees are downloading unauthorized material. That is why there are many policies out there to monitor the network abuse and employee abuse of unauthorized material.
-Predictable passwords meet minimum length requirements but remain easily guessable.
The solution to this problem is simple. You set a guideline for passwords for your employees to make it contain a set number of characters and numbers. And the passwords have to be changed every 30 days.
-Sensitive laptop data is unencrypted and susceptible to physical theft.
The solution to this problem is to encrypt all files and drives and sensitive info to make sure if it falls into the wrong hands they will not be able to destroy it.
-A user made unauthorized use of network resources by attacking network entities.
Monitor the logs and fire the user so any other suspicious activity will be caught.
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Rachel Dag. NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2.
(A/601/8574) Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
1.1 Define the following types of abuse:
1.2 Identify the signs and /or symptoms associated with each type of abuse:
.Physical abuse: The intended use of physical force that may results in bodily injury, pain or
impairment. This includes the application of techniques or treatments, involuntary isolation or
confinement, misuse of medication and feelings of intimidation. It can also include smashing of the
residents furniture and belongings, pushing or shoving, holding against the persons will, slapped,
bitten, kicked, pinched, punched, threats of
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Diabetes is a national health problem in the African American population. The incidence of type II diabetes have greatly increased in the United States Individuals with diabetes have high rates of other comorbidities including cardiovascular disease and kidney damage. People with substance abuse and diabetes have a particular higher risk for developing medical comorbidities and hospital readmissions. Diabetic patients with substance abuse have been found to have more adverse outcome and poor adherence to diabetes care than those without substance use disorder. The relationships between substance use and diabetes have a major impact on health, people often use drugs without much thought
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adjustments because one believes that such adjustments may provide many positive effects in the individual’s life. The individual was brought up in a family life were one was observant of domestic abuse at a very young age and was a victim on many occasions a victim of physical abuse as a pre-teen. One believes many environmental experiences and exposures are relevant to some habits that require adjustment to be more productive and happier in one’s personal life.
The habit in question is how easily the individual can become physically aggressive. The individual from an early age saw many exposures to alcoholism, drug, and physical
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Today in our society it seems as though abuse has become something that everyone knows goes on behind closed doors, yet no one does anything to keep it from happening. As citizens in this society, as we witnesses these crimes, it is our duty to put an end to it. And also to help protect the children in our society that are incapable of protecting themselves.
Statistics done by the Children’s Bureau show that 9.3% of children that are recorded as abused are children with disabilities. These children that are unable to defend themselves are the ones that are being abused. The disabilities that these victims suffer from are behavioral, emotional, learning, intellectual, physical, visual
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abuse condition of stimulation. In the third phase, as the victim increases the dosage and frequency, he loses his physical balance and muscular coordination. The addict is now a prisoner of confusion and is fast digging his own grave.
Drug addiction distorts family ties and causes family disorganization, creating marital discord, divorce and the socialization failure of children. It also shatters the codes of normal values which create value shock. In due course, the addict gets alienated from the mainstream of family, neighbourhood and society.
There are today more than 254 counsel Iing/de-addiction centres/aftercare centres. These centres have come to the rescue of several thousand addicts and their rehabilitation and aftercare is a vital link in the crusade against drug abuse. The fact that the community is taking a leading role in the rehabilitation of addicts is testified by the fact that a total of 166 NGOs are running 97 rehabilitation centres for the treatment of drug addicts.
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development of the disorder before this event occurred. Men and women with a history of drug or alcohol abuse, experiences of childhood physical abuse or neglect, or who have previously experienced sexual abuse, unwanted sexual contact, or rape are more likely to develop PTSD. It appears that these experiences can change the chemical balance of your brain, altering your perceptions of fear and anxiety. This may put you at a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress.
Symptoms of PTSD
PTSD symptoms are numerous and can sometimes be confused with other mental ailments. It is important not to hide your symptoms or deny them in any way, as this can interfere with diagnosis. There are three
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young as 14 years old to work in the mines. The Kachin civilians say that they are also forcing them to work on the front lines for the Burmese army, enduring torture, and being fired upon by the soldier.
Human Rights Watch traces the women and girls' cross-border transport and their confinement in illegal brothels throughout Thailand where they are forced to work off their debt, often with 100 percent interest, through what amounts to sexual servitude. In addition to debt bondage, the women and girls face a wide range of abuses, including illegal confinement; forced labor; rape; physical abuse; exposure to HIV/AIDS; and, in some cases, murder. The Burmese women and girls work ten to eighteen
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arguments on both sides of the issue, especially when differentiating between what opponents call “child abuse” and supporters call “hard love”. Regardless of their stance on the corporal punishment issue, both sides agree that no physical damage should come to the child. Supporters, however, stand by their opinion and state that corporal punishment should provide enough pain to elicit a genuine response from the child for understanding of their inappropriate actions or behaviors. They go on to say opponents of the issue see all forms of corporal punishment as abuse, even though there is a clear and distinct difference between child abuse and spanking as a form of discipline.
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, coercion or arbitrary deprivation, whether occurring in public and private life (Mallorca-Bernabe 1-2).” In simpler terms, domestic violence refers to the abusive treatment one evokes another in the family context.
Fifty years ago, domestic violence was not even recognized as a significant study or as a legal problem. It was not until the time when feminist activism developed concerning domestic violence that this issue surfaced publicly. From then on, domestic violence has been understood as abuse not confined to the criterion of being physical but as an act involving emotional abuse and sexual assault (Schneider 353-363). Physical violence, being the most evident of the three, involves acts
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used cocaine and 13 percent have used some form of hallucinogenic drug. Athletes are at risk to drug use because of the increased physical demand of athletics and heightens stress and time constraints placed upon them by fulfilling the dual role of being an athlete and student (Yusko, Buckman, White, Pandina, 2008). Peer pressure in itself is an epidemic and strongly impacts nonathletic individuals as well.
The use of prescriptions drugs for nonmedical use is higher than are use of cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, ecstasy, and inhalants all combined. Prescription Opioids result in more drug abuse deaths than both cocaine and heroin combined (Katelyn Rozenbroek& Rothstein, 2011).There are a
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generation to generation affecting many lives. Empirical evidence has shown that childhood attachment disorder is a key cause of dissociation in adults. Along with sexual and/or physical abuse, the risks of developing dissociative disorders such as dissociative identity disorder increase dramatically. During an 18 month study at a general psychiatric hospital, patients were given extensive interviews, along with the Dissociative Experiences Scale Test to see just how much of an effect childhood trauma and insecure attachment had on dissociation in adults. The findings from this study indicate that severe childhood physical and/or sexual abuse, as well as patterns of insecure/disorganized
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), domestic violence accounts for almost a sixth of all violent crime. Catriona Mirrlees-Black’s (1999) survey of 16,000 people estimates that there are 6.6 million domestic assaults a year, about half involving physical injury.
* Domestic violence does not occur randomly, but follows particular social patterns and these patterns have social causes. The most striking of these patterns is that it is mainly violence by men against women. For example, Kathryn Coleman et al (2007) found that women were more likely than men to have experience ‘intimate violence’ across all four types of abuse – partner abuse, family abuse, sexual abuse and stalking.
Similarly, Mirrlees-Black found that
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The term child abuse was once as rarely heard as that of pink elephants. However rare the term has once been, it is now a term used consistently throughout the news and various other publications today. Along with the progressing decline in society's morals, has come the rapid increase of crime. One such crime is child abuse. Although child abuse is common, the act is defiling. As a result of the abuse, children who fall victim to this often need psychological treatmentand counseling. Often, the child is never the same as he or she once was before. The dictionary defines child abuse as: "the physical, or emotional, or sexual mistreatment of
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, the formation of nations, and legal codes. As I have read in an article I have cited below racism is ugly and it divides people into “us” and “them”, based on where we come from or the color of our skin. It happens when people feel that it’s okay to treat others badly as they go about their daily lives. Racism can happen in many different forms such as making jokes, verbal abuse, name calling, bullying, make offensive comments, physical abuse, etc. As this article also mentions not all racism is obvious for example a store manager may follow someone around and think they are stealing only because of their skin color, or an employer may look through applications and decide not to hire or
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a year of being together, I was no longer allowed to work, was suffering physical, mental, emotional and financial abuse and too scared to leave.
I missed my family in Pittsburgh so much over the 13 years that I was in Atlanta. I was not allowed to go home. He felt that if I went home I would not come back. My mom and I had a good relationship, but since my husband was doing so well financially and because we came up in a rather rough lifestyle, my family did not want to rock the boat. I was hit hardest by this longing for my family when my grandmother died and he would not allow me to attend the funeral. That act infused me with strength to prepare to leave Atlanta.
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Ch. 7-12 Final
1. Know the Sugarman & Hotalng definition of dating violence.
* Pg. 308
* Dating Violence involves the perpetration of physical, emotional, or threat abuse by at least one member of an unmarried dating couple.
2. Know the risk factors for male to female domestic violence.
3. A long lasting affectional bond/ wanting to be close to one’s partner is called what?
* Adult attachment- pg. 312
4. Know the 4 prototypical attachment orientations.
* Pg. 312- secure attachment, dismissing attachment, preoccupied attachment, fearful attachment
5. What do couples of high relationship commitment typify?
* Pg. 313- high
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Wilson F. R, page 5) While the main focus for many are the physical injuries suffered by victims. Psychological abuses inflicted due to domestic violence, are likely to have longer impacts on the victim. Psychologically, domestic violence is defined as a mental abuse known as a form of mistreatment, in which there is intent to cause mental or emotional pain.
The psychological effects of domestic violence are present in almost all relationships where physical violence occurs. These effects are often in found in disorders such as depression and anxiety, specifically, post traumatic stress disorder. (Jackson Y, page 156) Depression is the most popular psychological effect placed on victims who are
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Bianca Robinson Franklin High School
6 Patton Drive Somerset, NJ 08873
Somerset, NJ 08873
During the summer of 2001 I had the opportunity to work at the Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center at St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The area that I worked in was highly confidential because it dealt with child abuse. Prior to this work experience I had the idea that I wanted to go into the field of medicine as a profession. I had always enjoyed the sciences in high school and had received good grades. Being involved in my grandmother’s and nephew’s illnesses also played a major part in helping me to establish
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reason for his parents to quarrel and leads to his mother being physically abused by their father. One day while in the influence of alcohol his father accidentally killed a companion which led to his imprisonment. Because of the incident the participant with this family stayed at their paternal grandmother, and one they while his mother went to find work and wasn’t able to return up to the present. While in the custody of his paternal grandmother, the participant experienced physical abuse. When a neighbor saw and reported to MSWDO the participant was rescued and referred to the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.
The participant is hardworking and smart. He is a constantly participates in class discussion. He is also very active and likes to draw because he loves arts. The participant still desires that someday he could find and see his mother.
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substance abuse and coronary heart disease. The influence on physical health is evident, but there are many other social factors that pose risks to the surrounding communities and families (Alcohol Research and Health, 2000). What is more important is that it creates significant problems within the family in terms lack of understanding and communication.
Heavy drinking and substance abuse is a tangible risk factor creating serious consequences for health and, therefore, it is also the main contributor to the global disease expansion. Indeed, alcohol can become the leading cause for over 30 health-related risks and factors. Such risks as disability, disease, and mortality are also among the
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There are some changes that continually weaken a company’s domestic natural environment may require business to find new natural or economic resources, and this will let to changes in the business model. Companies may look international business markets for new natural environment resources they can use to produce goods or
services. Obtaining physical natural resources from other countries may increase resource acquisition cost.
At the same time if companies abuse of the natural resources of a nation, can create negative effects attempting to achieve a high probability of success. Companies may need to spend time for replenishing natural resources or allowing the natural environment to recover. Companies may also face financial penalties from government agencies, if they don’t notice or take into account the damage to natural resources or the environment.
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Should it be illegal for a pregnant woman to consume alcohol? Consider the legal and health ramifications of your answer.
Allow me to start by saying, that I am unequivocally against drinking alcohol while pregnant. There is no reason for a woman who is foreseeing having a newborn child or already pregnant to drink. Drinking while pregnant can cause many different defects to an unborn baby. Talking from an utilitarian point of view, I would say that she is doing harm to an anticipated individual. Many children have develop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome due to mothers exposing their unborn child to frequent alcohol abuse.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a condition that results from alcohol
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University of Phoenix Material
Part I – Developmental Stages
For each developmental domain, physical, cognitive, and social, identify two major changes or challenges associated with the following stages: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Stage of Development | Physical Development | Cognitive Development | Social Development |
Childhood | * Has a greater plasticity in their neural functions. * Develop motor skills | * learns to grasp and manipulate objects. * learning language. | * dependant on their parents to help them survive. * Deep emotional bond with caregiver (attachment) |
Adolescence | * Secondary sexual characteristics
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have a first-degree relative, such as a sibling or parent, with the condition. Researchers are trying to find genes that may be involved in causing bipolar disorder.
Other causes may include: childhood trauma, sexual or physical abuse, neglect, traumatic events, losing someone very close to you.
Treatment can help many people, even those with the most severe forms of bipolar disorder to gain better control of their mood swings and other bipolar symptoms. An effective treatment plan usually includes a combination of mood stabilizing drugs and psychotherapy, which sometimes is also called “talk therapy”. Drug treatment is the main choice, but psychotherapy is important to help
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the help of descriptive languages, similes and metaphors. This perspective engages the reader in Katniss’ personal conflicts and lets them comprehend what’s behind her mask. As the use of first person, “Twilight is closing and I am ill at ease” allows the audience witness the fearful side of Katniss that is often hidden by her closed individual side; readers get a sense of involvement in her internal conflicts.
As mentioned in these texts, conflict can lead anyone to make choices that wouldn’t be made under less pressure. Furthermore, conflicts may have awful consequences such as emotional and physical pain as well as becoming a catalyst for other types of struggles. These concepts of conflict particularly associated with power and abuse are relevant to the contemporary world as well as the futuristic and out-dated settings of the texts.
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Development and Socialization
* Human Development
Quality of Life and the Child’s Development
* Proper and Necessary Skills
* Education and Economics
Norms, Customs, and Child Care
* Traditions vs. “ The New Normal”
* Who’s Minding the Store: The Supervision of another’s Child
Chapter 5 covers Human Development and Socialization. I will be discussing Development and Socialization, Quality of Life and the Child’s Development, and Norms, Customs, and Child Care. The first is title Development and Socialization. Human development is a process pertaining
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following moment. Individuals who are sad either eat a lot or don’t eat at all. A few times having the bipolar disorder and being depressed can direct to substance abuse. Substance Abuse-Many persons with bipolar disorder abuse drugs or alcohol during manic sequences as this is a way they believe they can forget about their troubles and control the disorder. Those who are bipolar and practice drugs or intoxicant are at bigger risk of undertaking suicide, committing fierce behavior, and being hospitalised often. They are also likely to experience mixed sequences. Depression and substance abuse can cause a great deal of physical abuse to other people.
Diminished interest in everyday
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SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR RUSH
THEO 330 – B02
29 Jun 2014
The abuse of alcohol is a problem in our society; a social disorder that causes physical and emotional injuries to people and family life. Alcohol is the oldest drug around. It is also the most widely-used and almost 50 percent of people aged 12 and over have consumed alcohol in the United States. Most people are able to consume alcohol responsibly. However, for one reason or another, some people abuse alcohol and develop addictions.
Alcohol can destroy persons who depend on its effects to solve their problems. Not only does the use of alcohol create serious health
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feel another reason for allowing a divorce should
include mental abuse, for example, someone who is married to an alcoholic. The abused person
may be able to continue living under the same roof as the abuser, but they are not really “living”
because they are being controlled, belittled and manipulated by the abusive spouse. In my
opinion, this is worse than physical abuse because
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over half of the people with this disease is characterized by withdrawal, melancholy, apathy, and crying. Agitation is watch throughout all stages of Alzheimer’s. People with Alzheimer’s disease show their aggression in many ways which includes more verbal abuse and physical abuse. When people with Alzheimer’s disease become paranoia is the state of mind that causes it victim to become distrustful and suspicious of others. Delusions in Alzheimer’s people are completely false ideation and unshackle beliefs. Hallucinations are abnormal sensory are not real. Incontinence is when peoples with this disease loss control of the bowels. Speech loss occurs when peoples with Alzheimer’s disease cannot
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Effects of Bullying
A sick teen in the nurse's officeBullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. It is important to talk to kids to determine whether bullying—or something else—is a concern.
Kids Who are Bullied
Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience:
Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy
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depending on your gender. If you happen to be a woman like myself then you will agree that women tend to internalize stress and negative emotions. This can lead to mental health issues such as depression. Depression is more common in women than men and I believe this way of dealing and processing is a strong culprit. Men on the other hand being from mars externalize negative emotion. This can cause greater physical strain on the body and can lead to heart problems and high blood pressure. Externalizing emotions can also be linked with anger problems, anti-social behavior, and even drug abuse. Researchers explain these differences in the gender paradox. I personally think that we all have our demons and whether male or female it is important to try to think positive, if not for ourselves then for those who have to deal with the repercussions of our negative emotions.
Positive Psychology, Ch. 3
Positive Psychology, Ch.
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.” ---> But why?
Effects of capitalism and gentrification
Systemic racism (Inequitable distribution
of resources, access to education,
social capital, etc.)
What can we, as clinicians, do?
Dynamic Mindfulness and
Transformative Life Skills
Water Writes Mural: Water Writes is an initiative of the Estria foundation- an Oakland-based non-profit
that raises consciousness around social and environmental issues through public art projects.
Child Abuse and PTSD
Types of abuse:
What does PTSD look like in children 6 years and younger
Criteria A. In children 6 years and younger, exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence
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Two Vulnerable Populations and Their Theories
Winston Salem State University
Vulnerability is when an individual loses the ability to fully make informed decisions on his or her own. This paper will discuss the vulnerable population of people with mental illnesses, and the elderly. There are many groups of people that fit the “vulnerable population” category, to include: mentally disabled, socioeconomically disadvantaged, those with physical limitations, children, and the elderly population. Nursing theories should coincide with nursing care. Orem’s self-care deficit theory supports the elderly population. Peplau’s interpersonal theory supports those that
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Prisoners with Special Needs
February 18, 2014
Prisoners with Special Needs
There are many inmates in prisons that have different special needs. Some of these needs are based on whether the inmates are male or female. Males have some special needs to take care of their selves that females do not and vice versa. Then there are those who suffer from a mental illness. Their special needs are much different than those who have basic needs. People who suffer from substance abuse have needs in the area of addiction. All these different kinds of people with diverse needs effect the jails and prisons in various ways. If people were not cared for properly there would
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so rosy, and the reality of addiction becomes evident.
Substance Abuse Warning Signs |
* Physical evidence
Prescription drugs and liquor missing; stashes of pills or drugs concealed in soda cans or camera cases. * Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Insomnia, inappropriate napping, weight loss. * Changes in appearance
Lack of cleanliness; red eyes; congestion. * Changes in behavior
Moodiness, hostility, lying, isolation, secrecy. * Changes in friends and interests
Sneaking out at night; abandoning hobbies. |
Addiction Changes the Brain
New medical imaging technologies such as PET scans make it possible to visualize brain activity. Drug addicts show substantial
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, self- image and behavior. It is a disorder of emotional dysregulation. This instability often disrupts family and work, long-term planning and the individual’s sense of self-identity. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, BPD is just as common, affecting between 1 - 2 percent of the general population. People with this disorder also have high rates of co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders, along with self-harm, suicidal behaviors, and completed suicides (mayoclinic.com,2010).
The causes of borderline personality disorder are unknown. Genetic, family, and social factors are thought to play roles. Risk
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Addiction is the compulsion to do something. There are two major types of addiction mental/psychological and physical/chemical.
I) Physical dependency ~ Is when a person has a chemical addiction to something normally to induce pleasure. Often the substance has withdrawal effects. After some time the substance is used to relieve the anxiety caused by the absence of the chemical. People explain that coming off the “high” makes them feel so low that they want more just to feel normal.
A) Alcohol ~Approximately 14 million Americans (7.4%) suffer from alcohol abuse or addiction.
1) Reduce life expectancy by 10 to 15 years.
2) Destroy brain cells, possibly leading