Child Development – Case Study

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Child Development – CaseStudy
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Adversities that may be impacting on Sarah...............................................................................1Protective environments..............................................................................................................2Vulnerability...............................................................................................................................3Resilience....................................................................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONThere are different type of situation in families which directly impact the health andmental condition of children. There it can be state that parents play significant role in mentallyand physically growth and development of children (Plomin, 2013).They act as a care taker andtheir love and affection make children happy and they can live their life without free because ofprotection which they get from their parents. According to the given case, Sarah who is olderchild of two children. She is five year old and started going schools. Along with this Sarah withher brother and mother recently moved to the new area. Her mother does not live with her fatherand now she had fresh start after a marital break up. Sarah was unhappy and shy littles girl whodoes not mix much with other children. Working as a social care worker it is required to helpSarah from her toughness. There are different type of theory which assist in her developmentalstage that is Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory.Adversities that may be impacting on SarahThere different adversities which are impacting on Sarah. Sarah is living with her motherin new area and she has less contact with her father which make her unhappy. Along with this,Sarah wants to live with both her father and mother but she was unable to express her feelingwith her mother which make her disappoint and unhappy. There are different type of salutationwhich Sarah faces at her childhood stage which directly impact her mental condition this makeher live different from other children. In addition to this reason, she was unable to mix up withother children and feel shy in sharing her feeling with others.As per Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory, the stages of development of a childwith relevance to its external and internal environment are mapped(Masten, 2014).It is quiteclear that Sarah's residential atmosphere was not so normal as it is for normal kids. She had toface the pain of separation from her father and breaking of her family. The primary stage ofchild's inhibitions is determined by the microsystems which also happen to be the immediateenvironment (Lerner and Spanier, 2013). Sarah's mental and emotional development is disrupteddue to the consequences faced in immediate environment. Parents andsiblings have deepinfluence over individual environment. The attitudes and behaviour of a person can fluctuate dueto changes in the behavioural aspects of the people that fall in their immediate environment(Belsky and Nezworski, 2015).1
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