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Assignment 5 - Assignment 5 Children's Health Proposal: How...

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Assignment 5 - 1 - Children’s Health Proposal: How to keep more children in homes with mentally ill parents In attempting to keep more children in homes with mentally ill parents, our first priority must be the wellbeing of the child. We must make sure that at all times, the child is properly cared for, and also safe from physical, mental, or emotional harm. We must never sacrifice or risk the child’s wellbeing in order to keep them in the home with a mentally ill parent. Also, if there is any doubt as to the child’s health, we must err on the side of caution, and remove the child immediately until the issue can be resolved, if it can be resolved. If there has been a history of harm to the child’s wellbeing in the past, we must be especially cautious in trying to place this child with the mentally ill parent. Also, if the mental illness has extremely severe symptoms, symptoms that are unpredictable, or symptoms or signs that may scare the child, we must not place the child with the mentally ill parent until the illness is under control. We must also have a set list of mental illnesses with which it is appropriate to place a child, and a list with which it is inappropriate to place a child. The age, maturity level, and goodness of fit with both parents should also be a factor in whether or not the child may remain in the home with a mentally ill parent. Below are specific instructions on how to effectively implement this plan for the betterment of the children, the parents, and the parent-child relationship. Parents
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course PSYC 190 taught by Professor Roberts during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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