Adult Development Analysis Final.docx - 1 Adult Development Analysis Bonnie Garcia CCMH/504 November 4 2019 Traci Feek 2 Adult Development Analysis

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1 Adult Development Analysis Bonnie Garcia CCMH/504 November 4, 2019 Traci Feek
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2 Adult Development Analysis According to "Growth and Development, Ages 18 And Over-What Parents Need to Know"(2008), “Most young adults aged 18 and over will: Move into adult roles and responsibilities and may learn a trade, work, or pursue higher education. Fully understand abstract concepts and be aware of consequences and personal limitations. Identify career goals and prepare to achieve them.” Between the age of 18-25, I was held, hostage. Most teens during this time are graduating from high school, hanging out with their friends, and thinking about going to college or finding a job. I, on the other hand, was a high school dropout, had three children by the age of 20 and depressed. I was not allowed to listen to music, watch tv, or have adult interaction with anyone. The only plan in my future I could make was having to care for my children to the best of my ability. It was my job to keep them safe. However, given my circumstance keeping them safe was beyond my control. My short-term goal for the day was to make it alive come tomorrow. Sometimes the beatings were so severe that I wished I died then feeling guilty for not emotional fulfilling my goal. As for long term goals, initially, it was to one day be free; as time passed, that goal was no longer realistic. I had lost all hope even to dare to dream about anything past today, let alone tomorrow. Growing up as a child, I had gained much independence; now, I was forced to surrender. Not only did I not have my freedom, I had no sense of identity, literally. I was supposed to be able to make decisions on my own as an adult, and now I had to answer to an adult as if I were a child. I had no identification card, social security card, or birth certificate. According to "Stockholm Syndrome"(n.d.), “the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with or sympathize with his or her captor.” (Medical Definition of Stockholm syndrome). I trusted no one. My captor had brainwashed me by taking away my freedom,
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