CYP 3.1 5.2 Evaluate the effect on children and young people of having positive relationships during periods of transition.
Four types of transitions may include:
Emotional, affected by personal experience e.g. bereavement, entering/ leaving care, divorce or separation of parents.
Physical e.g. moving to a school or class, a new home/area, from one activity to another Physiological e.g. entering puberty, long term medical conditions Intellectual, moving from one type of organisation to another e.g. moving from pre-school to primary to secondary to college/university
Transitions that children and young people may face include: Starting nursery
Starting primary school
Change of class teacher
Change of head teacher
Movement around school
Transitions within classes
Starting secondary school
Moving through year groups
Coming out as lesbian or gay
First sexual experience
Diagnosis of Illness
Diagnosis of disability
Illness of a member of the family
Living with the illness of a family member.
Death of a family member
Separation from parents
Living in a new country
According to the theorist John Bowlby all children and young people need strong attachments which I agree with. They need consistency, trust and a good bonding whether it is with their key worker, teacher, parents, youth worker, siblings, wider family members, or friends. Having someone that they can trust will make transitions easier for the child. Children with positive relationships during transitions will have long term positive impacts of their ability to cope and will be more resilient. They are likely to be more successful academically and socially they will feel cared for, valued and respected, and their learning will continue to develop without disruption. They will feel more...
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