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Effects & Impact of Child Maltreatment - Chapter Summary
How children are treated can have a lasting positive or negative effect on their lives. Explore this chapter to closely examine the impact of maltreatment on a child. Lessons can help you better address your students' needs by ensuring you understand how neglect and abuse can impact a child's behavior and development.
This chapter enables you to explore lessons before, during or after school based on your unique schedule. Use additional resources like self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you fully comprehend child maltreatment concepts.
How It Helps
- Strengthens knowledge: Use the lessons to strengthen your knowledge of maltreatment and its impact on children.
- Provides detailed examples: Examples in the lessons help you recognize behaviors your students could exhibit when victimized by maltreatment.
- Empowers educators: This chapter can help educators feel confident in their ability to help students who are suffering from abuse, neglect, harassment, violence or other forms of maltreatment.
After examining the lessons in this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Discuss ways child growth and development can be impacted by abuse and neglect
- Describe how sexual abuse and harassment can influence adolescent development
- Differentiate between internalizing and externalizing behaviors
- Share the symptoms and treatment of reactive attachment disorder
- Define and describe learned helplessness in children
- Explain how adolescents can find themselves at risk of substance abuse
- List causes of youth violence
1. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development
A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.
2. Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development
Amid the changes of adolescence, some teens struggle with sexual harassment. Watch this lesson to find out more about the types of sexual harassment, including sexual abuse and sexual bullying, and the effects they have on adolescents.
3. Internalizing Behaviors: Definition & Examples
Internalizing behaviors are negative, problematic behaviors that are directed toward the self. Learn about internalizing behaviors, their effects, how they differ from externalizing behaviors, and more.
4. Reactive Attachment Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson, we will discuss reactive attachment disorder. Learn about its symptoms, how reactive attachment disorder is treated, and more. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition
Why do people just give up? Why are some situations deemed hopeless? This lesson will introduce you to the concept of learned helplessness in order to answer the above questions and provide recommendations on dealing with learned helplessness in the classroom.
6. Externalizing Behaviors: Examples & Definition
Externalizing behaviors are negative behaviors that are directed toward the external environment. Learn about the effects of externalizing behaviors, how they influence adulthood, and more.
7. Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse
In this lesson, you'll learn about many of the key factors that predispose adolescents to substance abuse, including things that may be going on at home or in school.
8. Youth Violence: Definition & Causes
Most children act in negative ways at some point in their lives, so what really defines youth violence? This lesson examines different types of youth violence, as well as risk factors.
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