Children who are abandoned by their parents often suffer emotional, physical and behavioral health problems. They can have high levels of anxiety and depression, PTSD and relationship issues later in life.
Abandoned children are a social issue that has affected millions of people across the globe over the years. The reasons for abandonment vary, but they are often due to the loss of a loved one or the birth of an unwanted child.
In some countries, it is not uncommon to hear of children who were left in the streets, on the side of a road or at a stranger’s home. Some may be raped or sexually abused and others are forced to become homeless.
A few years ago, a family in rural Zambia left four small children behind when their husband was away for work. Arise staff worked with local leaders to trace the kids’ parents and offer them help. The boys were placed in an Angels Of Hope-supported home where they received love, care and food.
The families in this case were very thankful for the help they received from Arise and other organizations. They are hopeful that these children will eventually find their way back to their parents and continue to thrive.
They know that their story is a hard one to hear, but it is important for people to learn about the issues and how they can help. Getting assistance is crucial for these families to rebuild their lives and make the changes needed to get their lives back on track.
Many children who are left behind are very unhappy and resentful of their lives. They are often embarrassed or unable to trust others, and they tend to blame themselves for their problems.
It is critical for a child who feels abandoned to have a strong sense of self and the ability to identify their needs. A therapist can assist with building self-esteem and teaching them how to communicate their needs effectively.
A therapist can also work with the child’s family to address the issues that are causing the child to feel abandoned. For example, if a parent is emotionally or physically abusive, the child may be able to heal from the trauma through counseling and therapy.
They can also learn skills to cope with future situations that might cause them to feel abandoned. They can develop strategies for dealing with anger, sadness, fear and grief.
Developing skills to cope with these feelings will help the person live more successfully in their current situation. For instance, they can learn to establish healthy boundaries and how to effectively communicate with their partner.
The therapist can work with the individual to identify how these feelings are impacting their happiness and overall health. They can use therapy techniques such as play, art or family therapy to help them overcome these fears and feel better about themselves.
Seeing a therapist can be a life-changing experience for many people. They can help them deal with their feelings of abandonment and give them the support they need to move forward in their lives.