About 6 or 7 years ago, my little cousin which was about 4 or 5 years old at the time. She had gotten a disease because her mother was selling her for drugs. (Sad) The little girl went to school and told her teacher what was going on with her. Lucky, she was brave enough to tell someone. Immediately, the little girl was taking away from her mother and was placed in foster care. I haven’t seen her in about three years now. Last time I seen her she was about 16 or 18 years old. She was doing well in school. She had an apartment and she had a part time job. I think the little girl was too young to know what was going on at the time. I know she was very scared. I hate that she had to go through all of that at a young age.


The country I chose was Africa. The kind of stressor that impacts the development of children in Africa is childhood poverty, chronic stress, and self regulation. One reason why poverty is stressful for the children in Africa because of the environment they grow up in. The poor children stay in homes that are very chaotic, with structural problems, noise, crowding, toxins, and allergen. They live in neighborhoods that have less social capital; are exposed to more toxins and pollutants, crimes and street traffic; and have fewer places to engage in physical activity and less access to healthy food.  Another stressor in that impact the development of children in Africa is AIDs. AIDs are a big factor for South African society. HIV and AIDs are affection the size and structure of South Africa’s population and impacts on the population are only in their infancy.







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