Course Project:  Children exposed to risk, stress or trauma...violence/fear (in families and the neighborhood)

The topic which I would like to explore for this course project is violence and fear in families.  This is not a topic I have first hand experience with but one I am interested in studying. My interest in this topic is purely one of curiosity from observations of some of the children I have taught and currently serve at my facility.  There are so many factors that can and do influence a child's identity including violence and fear but so many people try to these two to control others and create a sense of power.  I would like to research the direct influence that violence and fear in the family have on the young child's development.  I am still working on specific research questions for this topic but I do value input from my colleagues and look forward to hearing from you.  

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/03/2015

    Hi Teresa (?) I like this topic because you hear it on the news - - maybe have seen it, or have been in a situation too personal to speak of and the worse part of this is when CPS (Child Protection Services) gets involved. Emotional distraught, mental and physical harm are just a few signs that are obvious. Domestic violence not only affects those who are abused, but also has a substantial effect on family members, friends, co-workers, other witnesses, and the community at large. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those seriously affected by this crime. Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems, but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life - therefore, increasing their risk of becoming society's next generation of victims and abusers…Jay
    References: What is Domestic Violence? (2014). National Domestic Violence Hotline. Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence