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.