The family unit is greatly important to the developmental, emotional, and cognitive growth of a child.
Adults have little awareness of their security needs except in times of emergency or periods of disorganization in the social structure (such as a riot, or a terror threat). Children have basic needs that must be met for healthy development. Security is a huge need. Children often display the signs of insecurity and the need to be safe.
As adults, we learn to deal with a certain level of insecurity in our lives. Adults forget or do not know that children do not have that same built-in ability to deal with insecurity or uncertainty. People often assume when dealing with issues like abandonment, separation anxiety, and fears that their children should understand that they are safe. Perhaps as a society, we need to be more understanding and not assume the needs of a particular child or adult. Children are not independent at all.
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Bloom Upstate believes that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence, victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Bloom seeks to can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all forms of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to individuals under the age of 18. An absent parent is an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Adverse Childhood Experiences have been linked to
- risky health behaviors,
- chronic health conditions,
- low life potential, and poverty
- early death.
As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes.
The presence of ACEs does not mean that a child will experience poor outcomes. However, children’s positive experiences or protective factors can prevent children from experiencing adversity and can protect against many of the negative health and life outcomes even after adversity has occurred.
How can we help?
It is important to address the conditions that put children and families at risk of ACEs so that we can prevent ACEs before they happen.
We will use several screening methods to identify and strengths and weakness that may cause a need for a referral.Bloom has valued partnerships with local professional counseling providers who can help. Partnering with these local services provides us with the opportunities to address the whole family.
Bloom Upstate will use RAAPS& ACT-SHan interactive, evidence based sexual health screening & counseling system that uses innovative technology to overcome the barriers faced by youth. RAAPS will provide valuable data that gives insight to the risks and needs of youth.
Community health workers (CHW) will help coordinate or manage screenings for individuals. Community Health Workers will be managed by our Coordinator of Clinical Services. CHWs will serve as a connection between our clients and health, human, and supportive networks.
“A happy family is but an earlier heaven” George Bernard Shaw