Health and Well-being Outcomes for Young People Leaving Care
This paper analyses the health and well being outcomes for young people leaving care, looking at mental health, physical and learning disabilities.
# 104127 | 1,870 words | 8 sources | APA | 2007 |
Published on Jun 03, 2008 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Medical and Health (General)
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In this article, the writer firstly critically analyses the health and well being outcomes for young people leaving care; addressing the areas of mental health, physical and learning disabilities. Secondly a critical evaluation of both national and specific LAC focused health promotion strategies is discussed and the impact of these on the young person's journey through care is provided, with particular attention paid to young people affected by disability and mental health problems. Throughout the essay an awareness of oppressive and discriminatory practices is demonstrated.
From the Paper:"As mentioned earlier, mental health problems are very prominent in care leavers. Once a young person reaches 18 years of age, there are often problems with accessing adult services. Young people with mental health problems can find it very difficult when they become care leavers. Mental health issues are sometimes left undiagnosed in looked after young people as doctors and psychologists sometimes feel that they do not want to "label" young people. This could be because there is still a stigma attached to having a mental health issue. However, on the opposite side of this, if a mental health issue is not diagnosed then resources are not made available to the young people when they may need them in order to lead a full and health life. Another difficulty for care leavers who move on to adult services, is that they may forget appointments and no-one is there to remind them or take them to appointments, this means that the young person is not receiving the care and support they may need."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Broad, B. (2005). Improving the Health and Well Being of Young People Leaving Care. Russell House Publishing: Dorset.
- Franklin, A. & Sloper, P. (2006). Participation of Disabled Children and Young People in Decision-Making Relating to Social Care. University of York: York.
- NHS Scotland. (2003). Needs Assessment Report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. NHS: Scotland.
- Scott, J. & Hill, M. (2006). The Health of looked after and accommodated children and young people in Scotland. Social Work Inspection Agency: Edinburgh.
- Scottish Government. (2007). A National Statistics Publication for Scotland. Children Looked After Statistics 2006-07. Scottish Government: Edinburgh.
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