1) Explain the different forms of child abuse? Include Shaken Baby Syndrome in your response.
–The different forms of child abuse are physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. Physical abuse violence directed toward a child by a parent or other adult caregiver. Emotional abuse is when a caregiver causes the child to feel worthless and rejected. Sexual abuse towards a child may be in a verbal way leading to physical contact with child. Finally, neglect is when the parent or caregiver fails to care for their child’s basic physical, emotional, disciplinary, and/or educational needs. Shaken Baby Syndrome is when an individual shakes a child violently over a period of time leading to the child’s hospitalization or worse, death.
2) What types of physical care must a parent provide an infant child?
- The type of physical care a parent must provide an infant child is bathing, diaper changes, and dress and fed properly. It’s also a must to prop the infants head up properly while giving a child its bottle.
3) What are some strategies for helping a child cope with stress?
I believe the best way to help a child cope with stress is to have an openly conversation about why they are stressing or is something bothering them. You must always be by your child side through everything they’re going through at that time or until they are completely healthy again.
Critical Thinking Questions
1) What is the difference between a protective environment and a nurturing environment?
-The difference is that a protective environment keeps their children from experiencing real world experiences and keeps them from doing things that other kids are doing. Although a nurturing environment allows their children to grow into adults and recognize and learn from the mistakes that they have made but still lead them to make good decisions and do the right actions.
2) How do children’s needs change as they grow through development stages from infancy to teen years? How do special needs children differ?
- When the children are infants they need help for absolutely everything that they do including eating, going to the bathroom, bathing, etc. Once they get to the toddler age or terrible 2's they need help and lots of attention because this young age can help shape the child's whole life. You need to then teach them to start to care for themselves by potty training them and teaching them how to walk and eat on their own, etc. Once the children get to a young child's age they get more freedom and are not under your supervision at all times and should be attending elementary/ primary school. They need to have good morals and parents should start making good study habits for them in school. Then finally once the children grow into teenagers everything changes.. Teenagers are now young adults who are going to be adults in a few short years. Things that happen during these years can determine their future. For example if a teenager was never taught good study habits and failed through high school in their teenage years, college could very possibly not be in their future. They always will want more freedom but will still need that supportive parent that will help nurture them and guide them to make good choices. Special needs children definitely do differ on how they grow up. Now I will be speaking broadly through this paragraph because no special need disorder was specified in the question. Every special needs child is different