This will be a key new text for modules on Children and Families on the qualifying Social Work degree, and on PQ courses in this area, and should also be used on Assessment & Intervention modules. It will also have wider appeal across Health and Social Care and on the new EYPS programmes – the market is wide ranging.

The Fear Factor

The fear factor

When undertaking assessments, account has to be taken of the nature and impact of fear on children generated by neglect and emotional abuse.

Chapter Overview

  • Fear in neglect and emotional abuse
  • Insecurity and damaged attachments
  • Abandonment and ‘negating’ abuse
  • Fear and criminality: a modern ‘Oliver Twist’
  • Terrorising threats
  • Witnessing the abuse of others and domestic violence
  • Over-protection
  • Spirit possession
  • Consequences of fear:
    • Post-traumatic stress
    • Attachment and the hostage/Stockholm syndrome

Fear in Neglect and Emotional Abuse

Fear is sometimes the natural outcome of neglectful care which damages attachments and creates insecurity. However, sometimes fearfulness is purposefully engendered, especially in those instances of emotional abuse where children are controlled by being made afraid. Consequently, the children may become fearful in every aspect of their cosmos. They experience fear:

  • of their carers because of constant ...
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