Abuse, Child Neglect, Homelessness, Foster Care, Identity Development


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Abuse, Child Neglect, Homelessness, Foster Care, Identity Development
Question 1 – Physical Abuse
a. Identification and discussion of risk factors
Risk factors for child abuse are categorized according to child, parent, and family. Infants, for example, are at greater risk for physical abuse than any other age child (Crosson-Tower, 2008. p. 100). Parents who lack problem solving skills can lead to inappropriate and abusive disciplinary behaviors.
b. Characteristics of abusive parents
Parents who physically abuse their children have low self-esteem, often feel unloved themselves, and have experienced a life fraught with rejection and losses (Crosson-Tower, 2008. p. 109).
c. Effect(s) of family violence on children
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.....y development. As demonstrated, this model describes the psychological phases of development gays or lesbians experience between initial confusion and conflict to ultimate acceptance and peace with oneself about being homosexual.
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