Way of decreasing the incidence of child abuse and neglect.

by bndayishimiye on November 8, 2016 - 10:21am

Do Social Services Matter for Child Maltreatment Prevention?: Interactions between Social Support and Parent's Knowledge of Available Local Social Services

In this article (Tori Negash and Kathryn Maguire-Jack 2015) looks at how general policies to give services to the community decreases the incidence of child abuse and neglect. In the article authors gives a way to think about decreasing child abuse and neglect that many people might not think about. Authors believes that adding efforts to increase connections between parents may be effective.

Are you looking for relevant information and new outlooks? I think that everybody should read this article because it offers away to think about reducing child abuse and neglect and I think lot of people need that. In this article there different ways that were shown on how you can reduce child abuse and neglect in better ways.

 According to the article, “the availability of social services moderates the relationship between social support and child maltreat, that the relationship between social support and child maltreat is weaker for parents in neighborhoods with greater availability of services.”

The findings indicate that having more services and increasing the awareness can prevent the children mistreat in the communities. Throughout of everyone’s course of life, social support is very important. The relationship of a child and parent relies on a lot of things but social support has a huge impact in the relationship between a child and parent. As (Thompson 1995) discussed in the article, social services provides many assistances such as financial support, children care and more. The article offers a few ways of reducing incidences of child abuse and neglect and those ways are being connected to the community and having social services. The authors believes that when a parent does not have connection to the neighborhood then they are likely to mistreat their children.

Overall I think that the argument that was made and those ways was given that would reduce incidence of child abuse is relevant. I have had some experiences from the community that I live in. There is a new family from Burundi which moved in Rhode Island just a few months ago, and the family was facing a few difficulties. Those includes learning a new language that they did not speak and not being connected to the community that they moved to.

For the parents was never easy for them being not connected to the community.  They always had to worry about their children safety. Every time when kids went to play outside or visit anybody parents would mistreat them because they did not know anyone and they had no connection with in one in the community. After a while, some people from the community gathered together and went to visit the new family. They provided them with a few materials that were needed in the house and started to show them around.

Finally, the new family got connected to the community and found out about the services that were available to them. Now the parents does not have to worry about children safety or mistreat them for being outside or being with other kids in the community.

The article has four measures of service availability. In this study of availability of social services within a neighborhood the researchers believes that could serve as a productive factor for families. However, all the measures of child maltreated were collected from self-reported behaviors.  The research result shows that increasing awareness the services that are already available locally may increase service use and feelings of support from the community for those services, which may in turn, decrease child maltreated and neglect.

 

Comments

The title of this article caught my attention. The importance of finding ways to reduce child abuse and child neglect is very severe in my opinion. Too many children are being neglected in their communities at a young age. I strongly agree that the relationship of a child and parent relies on a lot of things but social support has a huge impact in the relationship between a child and parent. Social support is what shapes the community as a whole.
I have had a similar experience to the experience you have had. When I was just a little girl I remember when a new family moved into our neighborhood. The family consisted as a single mother with her older son and a younger daughter. At first they were a very isolated family. The little girl wasn’t allowed to come outside to play. Her mom would yell at her to go inside every time the girl stepped out. Until one day my mother and I knocked on the door to introduce ourselves. From that day on their family was more social. The little girl became my best friend and still to this day is such a good friend to me. Social Support is proven to be a way to decrease social neglect.

The reason for why I fist clicked on this article was due to the title. I found the subject to be intriguing and I wanted to learn more about it. I thought that telling people to read the article before the rest of the blog post was written was strategic. It reminds readers that the blog post is a person’s perspective, not necessarily the viewpoints of the article being written about. Also, it was interesting reading about a person’s personal experience within their community. Neglect and abuse of children happens all around us, yet few recognize it. I have never had such experiences, but I am always interested in learning new ways of preventing it from happening.

What drew me to this post was the title and what the article had to say about decreasing the incidence of child abuse and neglect. As of now, I want to be a social worker and I get interested more than most to see how to stop this from happening. Something I really enjoyed from reading your post was how you cited what the author said to back up the thesis about having social support in a community can help decrease child maltreatment and neglect. It would have been nice for you to elaborate on the 4 measures of service availability, which can serve as a productive factor for families.
I personally can see when people in a community come together to share the social services that are provided in a town the town is better off. If people knew about all these services to help them, it would in turn help the whole community. When you said “The authors believes that when a parent does not have connection to the neighborhood then they are likely to mistreat their children.” I do not completely agree, because in some instances some neighborhoods aren’t tightly close and they find a way to have a proper way of life, without mistreating their children, but I can now see the side that the author is geared towards because in some communities it can be different.
I would definitely love to read the article sometime.

The title of your post caught my attention right away, "Way of decreasing the incidence of child abuse and neglect". I find that this is a topic that not many people want to talk about due to the nature of this. This is one of the first posts that I have seen regarding child abuse and neglect, so congratulation to you for choosing this topic. Personally, I find that it is important to find ways to stop child abuse and neglect. There are so many children out there that are being subjected to different types of abuse and suffering from neglect, all from a young age. I agree that there needs to be a strong relationship between a child and their parent, I learn this in a childhood psychology class last year. I was surprised when you wrote that the relationship depends heavily on the social support, that was something that I just never thought about before. I wished that you had described the four measures of service availability a little more because it is something interesting and is most likely worth knowing. I liked how you linked this article to a real life experience. The story was nice and I find that it related to your topic about how connecting to the neighborhood and finding out the services will help out the family. Something that stood out to me was that the family was from Burundi. You mentioned how the children were mistreated when they would visit others in the community and that the parents worried about their safety. This part stood out to me and made me think about a TedTalk that I saw in my Race and Racism class. In the TedTalk, the speaker's parents always worried for their safety because he was an African-American and that people will always treat them differently than other people. It made me sad that some people will treat others so horribly because they are not from the community. Anyway, your post got me very curious and I will go read this article.

I was first drawn to your post because of the title, anything concerning child abuse and neglect is a very important topic that should be discussed more often and your title implies ways of reducing such abuse. In my opinion this is something everyone needs to be more aware of because it happens all over the world, it is very relevant at all points in history! I strongly agree with your point that the strength of a parent to child relationship is key to how that child is treated or mistreated. I think that you brought up a strong point when you said that the lack of social services and social relations within a community can cause uneasiness and frustration within households and in turn not let their children go outside or do other regular daily activities. Although, sometimes I believe especially with abuse, some parents are just sick and need therapy for abusing their children and shouldn't be allowed near their children. I can relate to this because my parents used to be best friends with my friend's parents when I was little. I was very confused when all of a sudden we weren't going over their house anymore to play and weren't allowed to talk to their parents. I learned later that my parents did not want me and my brother growing up around abusive parents and removed us from the situation all together. My friends parents were connected to the community in many ways yet nothing prevented them from their abuse. So yes, I believe this topic should be brought up more and there should be many places in communities for anyone who needs help to reach out safely.

What made me click on this article was the title. I was very interested in the topic and wanted to hear more about it. This topic is very important and I think everyone should know about different ways you can reduce child abuse and neglect. There are too many children being abused and neglected and no one is doing anything about it. I definitely agree that an increased relationship with a child and their parents can be very effective. In my opinion, when parents abuse their children it's either because they were abused when they were a child or because they are crazy and need some mental help. I myself never been abused, but I can relate to this because when my best friend was younger she used to get abused by her mother. Come to find out her mother was an alcoholic and couldn't control herself when she was intoxicated. Their relationship was not a great bond at all because she was always scared of her mother, so she kept herself distant from her whenever she had the opportunity to. I do believe if her mother got some mental help, went to rehab and had a better bond/relationship with her daughter the abuse would not have happened in the first place. But instead, my best friend ended up getting put into foster care and adopted by a wonderful family that loves her and would never do anything to hurt her.

The title of your post really drew my attention. The top of child abuse and neglect is a deep dark topic that does not get as much attention as it should. Every day children get abused and take it from their parents. Just the other day on the news I saw that a mother threw her baby out side of her window. Things like this sicken me and makes me realize how good of a life I have. You have to be seriously messed up in the head to hurt another human especially if that human is your own child. Our family adopted two baby girls who were abused by drug addict parents. The mother of the two babies has 5 other children and they all got taken away. Absolutely ridiculous. If you are not capable of having children then just don't have them.

What drew me to this post was the title. I find it very important to put a stop to child negligence and abuse. One of my friends growing up was a victim of child abuse and you can tell the impact and toll that it had taken on him. You can see the sadness in his eyes. That is why i feel this topic is extremely important to be stopped and needs to be put to an end. To hit another human is wrong but to hit a defenseless child that is your own is just disgusting and not right. This topic definitely needs more attention to the everyday world because i do feel that people overlook child abuse sometimes and it is not that heavily recognized as it should be.

This article caught my attention because of the title. Me loving kids and seeing the title made me wanna read more. in my opinion i think this topic is a very big problem in todays society. There needs to be a stop to child negligence and abuse. No child should be abused or neglected, just thinking about that hurts me. A child being abused or neglected could mess up their whole life. Children are innocent and do not deserve that. I totally agree with the article that social support is a big factor. I had a friend who's father wasn't in the picture so her mother was raising her and her sister which being a single parent is hard. It put a lot of pressure on my friends mother raising two young girls who also had a full time job. She started to take her frustration out on her two daughters. My mom being a good friend offered to watch the kids when she had work and when she needed some alone time. After that she wasn't stressed any more and wasn't taking her frustration out on her two young girls. Just little things like that can help stop child negligence and abuse. I do think this topic needs more attention because i feel its a big problem that people overlook and people need to start looking more into it.

What drew me to this post would be the title because this subject is very serious and requires more attention from people around the world. Far too many children in today’s society are being neglected, sometimes without their family even knowing. I agree that the availability of social services and awareness can lessen or even prevent children mistreat in communities. The issue of child abuse is extremely relevant especially because it is happening everyday in several communities and more people should be aware. I had an experience with this as well in my high school one year we got a new student a couple years below me who happened to be of color as well as homosexual. Although most people accepted it some felt the need to tease and make fun of him. After awhile he was exposed to the social services in our school and was a lot more talkative and social after talking to someone about it himself, showing that social support did help.

This argument is well thought out and supported by great evidence. Not only does it intrigue you with the title, but it develops the argument of the study a-swell as gives you an in-depth perspective into the authors experience. This piece draws on the fact that increasing community wide and parental relation with the community will help with the overall health of the children. I like how it not only looks at parent relations to children but also how the relationships with the community also effect child abuse rates. I also can at-least to the personal story told in this story. A family from Italy moved into my town, and faced similar boundaries i.e language, customs, and traditions. My tight nit community welcomed the family in with open arms and it clearly helped with assimilation and quality of life.

This title caught my attention right away! I think this topic is very important and should be addressed so that the general public has more knowledge on this social issue. You use a lot of good evidence to support your claims and are sensitive to the families and children that face these issues day to day. I also thought it was very interesting how you brought in a story to add to your post. I think this helped the audience sympathize more with families going through this social issue. I agree with the idea that more services will help reduce and prevent the mistreatment of children. I think that more actions must take place to help the poorly treated youth and to raise awareness for children in these environments and conditions as well. Overall, I agree with your article as well as your personal input as well!

This title caught my attention right away! I think this topic is very important and should be addressed so that the general public has more knowledge on this social issue. You use a lot of good evidence to support your claims and are sensitive to the families and children that face these issues day to day. I also thought it was very interesting how you brought in a story to add to your post. I think this helped the audience sympathize more with families going through this social issue. I agree with the idea that more services will help reduce and prevent the mistreatment of children. I think that more actions must take place to help the poorly treated youth and to raise awareness for children in these environments and conditions as well. Overall, I agree with your article as well as your personal input as well!

This title caught my attention right away! I think this topic is very important and should be addressed so that the general public has more knowledge on this social issue. You use a lot of good evidence to support your claims and are sensitive to the families and children that face these issues day to day. I also thought it was very interesting how you brought in a story to add to your post. I think this helped the audience sympathize more with families going through this social issue. I agree with the idea that more services will help reduce and prevent the mistreatment of children. I think that more actions must take place to help the poorly treated youth and to raise awareness for children in these environments and conditions as well. Overall, I agree with your article as well as your personal input as well!

The title of your post caught my attention right away. Great work on introducing this topic and allowing for more people to know more about this topic. Out of all the articles that I've come across, I have not seen any other topics on this issue. Overall, this article was well written and I would love to learn more about this topic.

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