Social and Cultural Factors Family practices and policies that reflect social and cultural values can foster or mitigate stress in family life. In many cases of maltreatment, there often is not a single maltreated child, but multiple victims. Although theoretical models that describe the etiological complexity of maltreatment have been developed, they have not been subjected to testing and adequate research.
Social isolation has been identified as an important etiological risk factor in child maltreatment, but its role as a consequence or cause of maltreatment is uncertain.
Page 11 Share Cite Suggested Citation: Positive and negative factors in the cycle of child development merit attention in shaping a research agenda on child maltreatment. Department of Health and Human Services requested that the National Academy of Sciences convene a study panel to undertake a comprehensive examination of the theoretical and pragmatic research needs in the area of child maltreatment.
The reduction of multiple vulnerabilities as well as the development of compensatory behaviors should be a goal for future prevention research. Although child maltreatment is reported across the socioeconomic spectrum, it is disproportionately reported among poor families.
Since the violent farm invasions ofwhich targeted white farmers their families and their farm workers, the State propaganda machine — combined with ZANU PF indoctrination campaigns have impacted significantly on the white population. The complexity of studies on child maltreatment also reflects the fragmentation of services and responses by which our society addresses specific cases.
What is lacking is a coordinated approach and a general conceptual Page 4 Share Cite Suggested Citation: A coordinated approach can accommodate diverse perspectives while providing direction and guidance in establishing research priorities and synthesizing research knowledge.
Investigators disagree about whether child maltreatment is a continuum of behaviors ranging from mild physical discipline to severe forms of physical or sexual abuse or a set of unique behavioral problems with distinctive etiologies. Conclusions Many factors have been identified as contributing to the occurrence of child maltreatment, but single-factor theories of child maltreatment have not been able to identify specific mechanisms that influence the etiology of child maltreatment.
Anger, conflict, and social isolation are pervasive features of maltreating families. Societal fascination with violence, including violence toward children, has been suggested as a risk factor for child maltreatment, as has the lack of coherent family leave and family support policies, particularly the absence of preventive health care for infants, children, and adolescents at risk for maltreatment.
Indirectly, a further 2. The fallout for the entire country has been devastating. In the panel's view, this perspective reflects the understanding that development is a process involving transactions between the growing child and the social environment or ecology in which development takes place.
The phenomenon of child abuse and neglect has thus been moved away from a theoretical framework of an individual disorder or psychological disturbance, toward a focus on extreme disturbances of childrearing, often part of a context of other serious family problems, such as substance abuse or mental illness.
Furthermore, the duration, source, intensity, timing, and situational context of incidents of child victimization are important. The panel's review of national prevalence and incidence child maltreatment studies has revealed important methodological problems that greatly affect the usefulness of these data for drawing conclusions about both the scope and origins of the problem.
Environmental and Community Factors Family functioning occurs within the context of various social institutions and external forces that influence family and parent-child behaviors. As a result, we know very little about the extent to which different types of child abuse and neglect share common risk factors or the ways in which they respond to different types of interventions.
The influence of family ties and organizational affiliations including employment and education are poorly understood but increasingly recognized as powerful forces in shaping parenting styles and family functioning. The paucity of rigorous epidemiological investigations has retarded progress in this field.
In they were disowned as the political necessities of defeating the burgeoning opposition MDC took centre stage. However, the available evidence suggests that child abuse and neglect is an important, prevalent problem in the United States, with conservative estimates placing the annual number of children affected by this problem at more than 1 million, following an analysis of substantiated rates of reported cases.
Despite the fact that the evidence on maternal age as a risk factor for child maltreatment is mixed, mothers with young children living below the poverty line have the greatest risk of behaving violently toward children.
Mugabe rants and raves against white people and Britain yet he professes his undying affection and respect for the British royal family.
Inconsistencies in definitions often preclude comparative analyses of clinical studies. The chronic nature of child neglect cases needs to be considered in discussions of incidence and prevalence. The relationships among physical discipline, stress, and parental and family dysfunctions that give rise to the emergence of child maltreatment also need to be clarified.
The National Academies Press. For example, although alcohol often is cited as a principal risk factor in the etiology of child maltreatment, its relationship to child abuse and neglect remains uncertain. The term societal neglect has been suggested to characterize American tolerance for a situation in which one-fifth of all preschool children live below the poverty line, with a substantially higher rate among ethnic minorities.
A distinctive feature associated with chronically neglecting families is the chaotic and unpredictable character of the family system.
The government will not hesitate to take their farms to resettle the black people who failed to get land during the distribution exercise. Finally, stressful life events are thought to play an important role on parental abilities, but relations between stress and poor parenting are complex and poorly understood at this time.
The report resulting from this study provides recommendations for allocating existing research funds and also suggests funding mechanisms and topic areas to which new resources could be allocated or enhanced resources could be redirected.
Page 3 victims and their offenders. Standardization of definitions is difficult and carries with it dangers of oversimplification. Disrupted parenting can occur in a variety of ways, especially when a parent's personality attributes such as anger or anxiety are compounded by additional stresses such as marital conflict, absence of the spouse, poverty, unemployment, and having a difficult child.
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