ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS THEORY
Ecological Systems Theory
I decided to choose the topic of child abuse and neglect. My decision to choose this topic
was influenced by the fact that this is a field in psychology and I have much passion for it. There
is a great relationship between the topic and the Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory
hence the topic can explain the theory efficiently.
A brief overview of the problem
Child abuse and neglect are one of the major problems the society is facing today. The
solution to this issue has not yet been found. Most people in the society have ignored this issue
hence worsening the situation. There are very few people who are willing to create awareness to
the rest of the world on the issue. Due to lack of awareness and ignorance of the people, there are
millions of children who are being abused and suffering a lack of proper care hence being
exposed to risks and sufferings which they do not deserve. Therefore, another reason for
choosing this topic is trying to create awareness of child abuse and neglect and come up with
better solutions on the issue. Being abused and neglected is neither their choice nor their right.
This issue will remain a problem as each person has his or her own way of viewing what child
abuse and neglect is. Most people are also not willing to report these cases due to fear. Some
examples of child abuse are sexual abuse and physical abuse.