Family Health Risk
Children who live in unsafe neighborhoods are more prone to various risk factors in the process of their development as compared to the ones brought up in safe environment. Various studies shows a direct relationship between dangerous or unsafe housing conditions and the probability of the childs needs being met such as clothing, nutrition as well as personal hygiene. The fact that this family in question feels that they do not have enough resources to afford to move to a safer neighborhood is a clear sign that some of the above highlighted needs for the child may not be met hence subjecting the child to negligence (Reisser & Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council, 2006).
The unsafe neighborhood may also be associated with less social contact due to its negative attributes. Such societies are associated all manner of moral decay and thus affecting interaction patterns of people. This family will therefore be living in stressful conditions and this will definitely have an impact on the childs growth and development. In a nutshell, this child may end up being neglected as well since the attention of the parent will be diverted by the life circumstances they face(Panter etal, 2009).
Marginalization is the process through a certain group of people is left out socially, economically and or politically. Their culture and identity are devalued. Despite the constant push for embracing of multiculturalism in United States and other parts of the globe, it is quite apparent that cultural marginalization continues being witnessed even in the medical fraternity. In US for instance, marginalization has been witnessed in immigrants with some cultures posing as the dominant ones. Generally, marginalization attracts very negative effects to the society. People should learn to embrace one another despite their cultural orientations. This way, peaceful coexistence will be achieved in the society (Atherton, 2003).
Atherton, J. (2003). Marginalization. London: SCM Press
Panter-Brick, C., & Fuentes, A. (2009). Health, risk, and adversity. New York: Berghahn Books.
Reisser, P. C., & Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council. (2006). Complete guide to family health, nutrition, & fitness. Carol Stream, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers.