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Test 2 Child and Society
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What is the federal poverty level?
$23,550 for a family of 4
What is the poverty rate in Ohio?
26% for children under 6 and 18% for children over 6
How is inequality experienced in the United States?
National low income child level: 44%. National child poverty level: 22%
Do you know the child poverty level?
1 in 5 children live in poverty
What is the rate of educational attainment for parents?
Nearly half of kids with a single mom live in poverty. 63% of children with parents without HS are poor. 28% of children with parents with HS but no college are poor.
What are the rates of poverty for those who work and do not work?
21% of children in poor families have at least one parent who is a full time employee. 46%- at least one parent is part-year or part time. 33%- no employed parent.0
What are some of the factors that define living in poor families?
Marital Status, parent education and Ethnicity
Do you know some of the effects of being poor?
harmful cognitive delays. Impairments in school readiness (sequencing and letter recognition)
How many children are homeless?
2.5 million kids. Half are younger than six.
How does mental health impact family life?
Higher rates of externalizing problems and behavioral problems. Length of time in poverty increased the risk for mental health issues. Parental harshness due to stress exacerbates child behavior issues and experiences
Why might low income children be more impacted by mental health issues?
They are under a lot of stress during times when their brains are developing, and they can't afford treatment or diagnosis. Parents may not seek help because of stigma or previous experiences.
How many children are prescribed psychotropic drugs?
8 million American children on psychotropic drugs.
What is the School for Young Children's philosophy?
Children are allowed to develop at their own pace in a free play atmosphere with materials. When you want to learn, you learn the most.
What is the benefit of risk for children?
Develop social skills, memory, emotional awareness, problem-solving, flexibility, impulse control
What are the three areas in which a child needs to take some risk? Be able to identify topics/ give examples.
Physical, Social and Emotional. **feelings are okay but some actions are not
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