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Edhodj Essay

1878 words - 8 pages


ASSIGNMENT 01 552421

 Background Narrative 1

 Child Abuse 2
 Maslow’s Hierarchy 2-3

 Guidance for Ted 3

 Child trauma 4

 Parental involvement 5
 Intervention programme 5

1.1 Erickson developed a model with eight stages of psychological development. This model is based on the idea that a person’s development moves through stages in their life and each phase will be affected by the stages of development they go through.
Each phase is seen as a challenge that should be attended to as they can be directly linked to one another and cause ...view middle of the document...

2 Possible effects of child abuse
1.2.1 Child abuse
“Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children” Retrieved 20 February 2015. Child abuse comes in many forms namely:

 Physical abuse
 Physical neglect
 Emotional abuse
 Emotional neglect
These forms of abuse vary and can result to unwanted consequences in the child’s life as seen in Ted’s situation, the traumatic experience has caused him to be anti-social and depressed. His academic work is also affected because he cannot concentrate fully in his studies as expected. If left untreated this could affect him in adulthood and even end up acting like the abuser
1.2.2 Emotional Abuse
Ted is suffering from emotional abuse both from her Mother and Step Father because they both yell at him when he tries to come in between them. The trauma of seeing his mother being bitten and threatened is too much for him because he fears that one day his step dad will kill his mother
Ted may also be traumatised by watching his brother cry because of the whole situation at home
1.2.3 Emotional neglect
This may result in:
-Ted’s life emotionally damaged
-Ted Experiencing handicapping stress
-Inhibits Ted’s optimal functioning (Schoeman et al 2015:62)
1.2.4 Physical neglect
This refers to the failure a child from exposure to any kind of danger (Schoeman et al 2015: 62)
Ted may feel that his mother is neglecting him physically because the step dad would beat him up sometimes and the fact that the step dad still lives with them, after everything that he has been doing to the family is an indication that Ted’s mother does not care about him

1.3 Possible effects of Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs on Ted’s behaviour
Maslow (1984:22) pointed out that “it may well be that until those primary needs have been met, significant cognitive development is impossible”
He created a hierarchy with needs that every human being possesses placing Esteem needs, Belongingness and love needs, Safety needs and psychological needs under Deficiency needs. He then went on to place Need to understand, Self-actualization, Aesthetic needs under Growth needs.
Ted’s deficiency needs are not being met and this may result to his growth needs affected in a great way. He cannot function as a normal child if his deficiency needs are not treated, as he already suffers from emotional abuse and Emotional neglect, as a teacher you need to assist where you can to ensure that his deficiency needs are attended to as this will result to:
 Ted being a happy child
 Concentration in his academic work
 Ability to socialise

2.1 Guidance
Online Dictionary describes guidance as “advice or counselling, especially that provides for students” or “A document providing official guidelines for implementing a policy”
2.1.2 Counselling
Counselling can be defined as a facilitative process during which the counsellor working...

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