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Lecture 9

Lecture 9 - Effects of Divorce

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PSYC 3630
Erin Ross

March 13, 2012 – Psychology of Family – Divorce March 13, 2012 (Child Neglect Continued) - physical abuse: shaking, hitting with hand, throwing, punch, kick, bite, hit with object, choking, poisoning, stabbing, - often social cases for child neglect & child abuse: exposure to partner violence 34%, neglect 34% and physical abuse 20%. (greatest & on slides) Immediate Effects (harm of child neglect) - behaviour problems & inconsistent school attendance as greatest child function concerns, as a consequence of neglect - poor lone female households likely to have neglect where primary family income is from government assistance, followed by full time employment as another factor in neglect - table 1: 92% of neglect overall has no physical harm (except for physical abuse) - physical harm requiring medical attention (4% of physical abuse needing medical attention vs 2% of others not needing medical treatment) - 71% of child maltreatment cases do not see immediate harm to child (except for sexual abuse often resulting in emotional harm) - child molesters (different from child paedophiles) Child Neglect as one form of Child Maltreatment - pattern of neglect over time (6 months or more @ 40%) - 20% less than 6 months - & 10% at one time (medical practitioners legally bound to action if suspicious) Neglect by percentage -**64% was biological mother* majority - 27% cases biological father - 4% by step fathers - 2% by step mothers - majority of cases involve a mom (bc of lone mother parenting) - neither male or female child are likely to be neglected (0-3 yrs old, boys more likely to be neglected bc fussier as infants)(12-15 yrs, girls more likely to be neglected) Substantiated cases of child neglect of 2003 - failure to supervise (largest @ 48%) - permitting criminal/maladaptive behaviour (14%) - physical neglect (19%) Attributes of Parents who Neglect - 40% of care givers have alcohol or drug abuse problems - 24% had mental health problems - 32% lack social support in family life - 24% of parents have been neglected themselves as children - 17% have experience with intimate partner violence Outcomes - 27% referral to family support programs (bc lack of support) - 24% parent/family counselling - 13% drug/alcohol counselling - 15% child referral to psychiatrist
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