Title

Risks of Abuse among Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illnesses

Date

5-28-2015 9:05 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 9:25 AM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy Hammermeister-Jordan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Many different studies have proven that children and adolescents with a chronic illness are at a heightened risk for abuse. This may be due to the feelings of frustration, anger, and powerlessness of the direct caregiver, as well as the child, in relation to daily task related situations. In many cases, families with a child suffering from a chronic illness experience more hospital visits, financial struggle, and overall abnormalities in day to day function. Prevention of abuse among this population has much to do with the education of caregivers, as well as providing a quality level of support to not only the caregiver, but the child as well.

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May 28th, 9:05 AM May 28th, 9:25 AM

Risks of Abuse among Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illnesses

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Many different studies have proven that children and adolescents with a chronic illness are at a heightened risk for abuse. This may be due to the feelings of frustration, anger, and powerlessness of the direct caregiver, as well as the child, in relation to daily task related situations. In many cases, families with a child suffering from a chronic illness experience more hospital visits, financial struggle, and overall abnormalities in day to day function. Prevention of abuse among this population has much to do with the education of caregivers, as well as providing a quality level of support to not only the caregiver, but the child as well.