Convention on the Rights of the Child

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    medieval times, children were seen as miniature adults, to eventually grow up and help out their parents (Ansell, 2005, p.9). It was not until the late 190 0s where we saw a reform in favour of children, this reform was the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child, where a draft was started in 1979 for the International year of the child and was fully completed and initiated by all states except the United States in 1989. The UNCRC was the first convention created for the sole purpose of creating and protecting the rights and lives of children. As Cohen and Naimark states it is about the “states obligation to the child”, (p.60) the UNCRC solely focuses on what rights children should have all across the globe, including, the right to shelter, to food, nurturance, the right to foster care and adoption and so forth. This important piece of document was to support and protect the needs of children, who they believed to be able to have their own rights governing them and creating the ability for them to have autonomy and be protected, far from the old ideologies. With a good deed, the UNCRC does have its critics, although the convention recognizes the right of the child it diminishes the rights and differences of each culture and how each right can affect children and their cultures differently. Those that are asking are questioning whether the…

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    Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is to change the way children are viewed and treated no matter their background, using what the United Nations view as ‘fundamental rights’ to which every child is entitled to. This according to the United Nations should be ‘universailly applicable to the lives of every child’, with no expections to race, gender, ethnicity or religion. The intention of this essay is to challenge the favouritive idea that the United Nations Convention on the…

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    Family Centred Care

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    Family centred care in terms a professional approach is ensuring that their needs and developments are met, ensuring that the parents and the child is supported and that other members of the professional team are involved if needed. A factor that is need in the development of a child is play; children develop physically and emotionally through playing. These days most hospitals have a playroom on a children’s ward. According to Santos at el, 2010 a playroom in a hospital is considered as a…

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    There were two major historical eras when it came to child custody law. The first era which lasted about 200 years, made decisions about children using divine law (Mason, 2012). The ideal family not only reflected the political balance between men and women, but also the political economy (Mason, 2012). In this first era, fathers were see as the “head” of the house hold and was in charged of everyone living under his roof (Mason, 2012). This was because children and wives were viewed as…

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    Importance Of Vignette

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    cross paths again. However, there may not be anyone else to see the boy and the psychologist may be forced to manage the dual relationships due to unavoidable circumstances. As mentioned in Code in some situations a dual or multiple relationships might be inevitable or culturally expected (e.g., in rural, indigenous, or immigrant communities) (Canadian Psychological Association, 2000). If that is the case in the vignette, Should the psychologists decide to explore the idea of managing a dual…

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    Beech Brook Case

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    There is a degree of ambiguity concerning what situations constitute a true emergency and physicians must sound clinical judgment and carefully document their reasoning (Glezer A, Brendel R.W. 2010). In addition, the patient has the right to be free from restraint and seclusion, in any form, imposed as a means of coercion, discipline, or retaliation by staff. Restraints should not be used for convenience (Annas GJ.1999). This ensures that we are taking all steps necessary before using…

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    Noncustodial Parent Moves

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    After the dissolution of a relationship, the courts have the difficult decision of determining what is in the best interest of the child. Often times parents do not remain within the same vicinity of one another once the relationship has ended. This situation can be quite difficult for a child to deal with, especially if their parents live hours away from each other. The custodial parent may have many reasons for wanting to relocate to another state or country, however there are many factors,…

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    Forensic Child Witnesses

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    Every year there are hundreds of thousands of children who are suffering from, or witnessing crime (Hobbs, Johnson, Goodman, Bederian-Gardner, Lawler, Vargas, & Mendoza, 2014). Sometimes, these children also serve as witnesses in forensic investigations and proceedings, especially in cases involving sexual abuse, or in cases where there may be no visible evidence or physical indications of a crime, therefore relying on the child’s eyewitness memory (Hobbs et al., 2014). Ever since colonial times…

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    Within society, it is important for a child to have a stable house to live in with both parents. Having a perfect scenario is ideal for the wellbeing of an adolescent, but is usually never the case. Unrest in a child’s upbringing may be caused by dysfunctional parents, in this case, who file for divorce. When children are involved in a divorce, the kids are often forced to split the week between both parents to have equal opportunity within their lives. When the courts get involved, disregarding…

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    Child Custody Case Study

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    CHILD CUSTODY I. THE COURT ERRED IN GRANTING EQUAL TIMESHARING WITH FATHER. Child Custody is regulated by §61.13, Fla. Stat. Under §61.13(3), Fla. Stat. are listed the factors that the court should consider in granting custody in a child custody presiding and the relevant factors in this case are: The demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship ..., The length of time the child has lived in a stable,…

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