GEN 499 week 3 assignment Final Research Paper Preparation

Final Research Paper Preparation

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Final Research Paper Preparation

In my final research paper, I will be looking at drug abuse, domestic violence and cultural practices and their effects school going children. In regards to drug abuse, I will be looking at parents’ drug abuse, as well as the effects of natal substance abuse on kids after birth. Domestic violence is also a current issue that affects children in their psychological development, as well as their education. Cultural practices, in this context are the norms and practices are being practiced in the set up that a child finds himself in and grows up in, and as a result is coerced into doing them. They are a determining factor in a child’s development; hence in the research paper I will be examining how that comes into play.

This study is important in my academic and professional endeavors, because as a student of early childhood education I have to learn to understand children’s behavior, and their reasons. These are some of the major reasons for any abnormality in kids, and learning children’s psychology is really important if anyone has to be effective in early childhood education. As a professional, dealing with kids will be easy if the cause of a particular behavior is known.

Thesis Statement

Students, especially at an early age should be protected from families, that are domestically violent, and parents that abuse drugs. They should also be given the liberty to choose the cultural practices they can engage in, of course with supervision. There are families that have negative norms that are forced on children, thus affecting their education in school. Even though some cultural practices have a place in families and societies, kids should only participate out of their own volition, and not coerced into them, especially if they are not beneficial to them

Growing up in a violent home is a factor that leads to a student having an unstable mind and hampers their concentration in class. Their social life might as well be affected as they will tend to keep away from others for fear of stigmatization. Drug abuse by pregnant women greatly affects kids at an early stage, by exhibiting withdrawal symptoms and other long term effects like attention problems and impulsivity, at an early stage al through to adulthood. Children who abuse drugs at an early age should be helped out of them, for their well being.

Indeed, while drugs some drugs e.g. tobacco are beneficial in some sense, parents can sacrifice the short term fun for the sake of their kids’ development, especially at an early stage.

Annotated Bibliography

Uslucan, H. (n.d.). Book Review: Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective, Violence: Diverse

Populations and Communities, Current Controversies on Family Violence. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

This article is an excellent and thorough writing that covering the theme of family violence in entirety. It dissects how violence has evolved from being a much praised cultural norm to reducing step by step over the years, at least in the western society. However, Uslucan (2005) concedes that family violence, including children violence has not stopped. The article is interesting, as it adds a different twist to what family violence entails. According to the article, family violence also includes corporal punishment for kids. As debatable as that might be, I agree with that because it is violent, within the family circles. The author states cultural practices as a contributing factor for family violence, because of the cultures that esteem such practices, either for discipline or any other reason. The author links family violence to cultural norms in some cases, and that would be so helpful in my final research paper. The author, Prof. Dr. Haci Halil Uslucan is an award winning German scholar, with his focus in psychology and early child development, therefore the article is reliable to provide related information.

Tilden, V. (n.d.) (1989) . Response of the Health Care Delivery System to Battered Women.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing,

This is a widely cited book that describes and analyzes how the health care delivery systems respond to women that face family violence. It outlines Conceptual frameworks that try to explain family violence including battering of women and the impediment to its identification by the health professionals is cross-examined. Clinical procedures aimed at revolutionizing staff responses to beaten women are then described and recommendations made for changes that are required to improve the response of the systems level healthcare delivery. The quality of this work is apparent from the fact that it is widely cited by other scholars, who seem to trust its findings and recommendations. In line with my research paper, this citation will be awesome since it shows that home violence is real, in concurrence to my recommendations, it suggests the need to have battered women taken care of.

Straussner, S. (2011). Children of substance-abusing parents: Dynamics and treatment. New

York: Springer.

For all the mental health experts and us students who would like to understand the effects of having parents who abuse on kids, this is the perfect book for us. It offers valuable information on what they have to undergo on a daily basis at home, and its consequent effect that extends to affecting their wellbeing even at school. It as well looks at the impact of pre-natal drug abuse by parents to kids, whose effects might transcend to adulthood, if necessary measures are not taken to treat them. In regards to offering a solution, the contributors then look at the options for programmatic interventions and treatment to help these children, thus filling a gap that is important in current literature. The wide range of experts who happen to be the contributors provide evidence-based up-to-date programmatic and clinical strategies for dealing with kids of substance (including alcohol) abusing parents. In my final research paper, I will be banking on this citation a lot because it encompasses every aspect of my research topic.

Crook, C. (1997). Cultural practices and socioeconomic attainment: The Australian experience.

Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Researchers have found evidence of how some distinct factors impact the success of the education systems, one of the blaring factors being cultural practices. This book uses new data in Australia to investigate these mechanisms and determining how cultural participation affects student’s educational success in all ages in an advanced modern society. Crook comes up with theoretical accounts of what the possible mechanisms that link family background and cultural practices with their effect students could be. The author finds out those cultural practices in a home context, meaning what a family does at home as a norm, greatly impact the student at school. As An Early Childhood specialist, this citation is important in my final research paper, because of how it relates some background factors with educational performance in school.

Morrison, K., & Hines, D. (2004). Family violence in a cultural perspective defining,

understanding, and combating abuse. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

This book focuses on family violence in four ethnic groups of the U.S: African American, Native American Indian, Asian American and Hispanic/Latino. The Authors look at violence specifically in these communities in order to establish a cultural perspective to family violence. This is done by examining the correlations and consequences of such violence, which includes its effect on the school going child. This book as well interrogates the family violence and different types, which includes spousal, elder and child abuse, with the latter being my main focus, albeit the others are useful as well. The broader environmental and historical forces that contribute to violence in different communities are also looked at in perspective. All this information and cases in this book are important is painting the picture for us, regarding the reality of family violence in America, and giving suggestions, based on the causes given, on how to combat it.

Punjabi Soorma(2012, Nov 25). Drug Addicted Children (Documentary HD) [Video file].

Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyvFBqlCiCw

This heart breaking documentary shows us how school going kids are addicted to Heroin, a very dangerous drug, if abused. It is harrowing to see kids as young as 11 years old addicted to drugs, but there is a story to it. This multimedia citation is important in my final research paper in that it helps us know that there might be a reason in drug abuse among children, as the case is in the video. The first step to treating such addictions is to deal with the root cause, and this video shows us the importance of finding out why kids abuse drugs, and its immense effects on the whole being of a kid, specifically.

References

Crook, C. (1997). Cultural practices and socioeconomic attainment: The Australian experience.

Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Morrison, K., & Hines, D. (2004). Family violence in a cultural perspective defining,

understanding, and combating abuse. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Punjabi Soorma(2012, Nov 25). Drug Addicted Children (Documentary HD) [Video file].

Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyvFBqlCiCw

Straussner, S. (2011). Children of substance-abusing parents: Dynamics and treatment. New

York: Springer.

Tilden, V. (n.d.) (1989) . Response of the Health Care Delivery System to Battered Women.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Uslucan, H. (n.d.). Book Review: Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective, Violence: Diverse

Populations and Communities, Current Controversies on Family Violence. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.