Violence in infants and children

Profile of violence in infants and children:

 Children and adolescents often engage in quarrels or fights with others, but most children and adolescents do not continue violent behavior or engage in violent crimes. However, children who tend to violence before puberty are more likely to commit crimes later.

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Symptoms:

In general, children who experience domestic violence can experience a great deal of physical symptoms along with emotional and behavioral despair. These children may complain of general pain, such as headaches and stomach pains. They may also have neurological and irregular bowel habits, cold sores, and may have problemsurinating.

Children exposed to domestic violence are also likely to do some behavioral problems, such as retreating, getting out of control, and imitating behaviors.

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Reasons:

  • Severe corporal punishment of the child (e.g. punching or beating)
  • Alcohol and drug abuse by child caregivers
  • Engaging in gangs
  • Growth problems
  • Poverty
  • Easy access to firearms
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Risk factors:

  • Repeated teasing
  • Threat or intimidation
  • Harassment and harassment
  • Violent attacks

When should I visit the doctor:

Sometimes the intervention of a doctor, or a psychologist, to treat excessive aggression in some children, as some of them need psychiatric treatment because their behavior in this way often stems from a reaction to a situation or behavior.

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Treatment:

  • Logical punishment
  • Keep calm
  • Clear limits
  • Stability in the same position
  • Apologize
  • Tv monitoring
  • Providing games
  • Monitoring the child’s behavior

     

Prevention:

  • No violence to discipline young children
  • Limit access to weapons, exposure to violent scenes through media and video games
  • Creating and promoting a safe school environment
  • Encourage victims to report problems to their families, or run a school
  • Teach older children and adolescents strategies to avoid high-risk situations (including places or locations where armed or alcohol or drug-inlaid persons are present) and strategies for the most appropriate reaction to bullying attitudes
 
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