Different types of transitions that can affect children and young people's development.

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Here is a mind map describing the different types of transitions that can affect children and young people's development.

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Different types of transitions that can affect children and young people's development.
1 Emotional
1.1 For Example- Parent's separating, death of a pet, Bullying, Abuse, Best friends moving away or it could be a change in the family structure.
1.1.1 From 5 years+ Bullying- Disrupt a child or young person's education and also their sense of confidence.
1.1.2 Any Age- Abuse- Happens within a family or to be carried out by someone trusted by the child or young person.
1.1.3 Any Age- Death- Death of a close relative, parent or sibling. Change to the family structure as well as creating an emotional loss. Any Age- Change in the family structure- Some parents separate, children have to adapt to being in a single parent family. Children may be moved into foster care, while other children who are in foster care may be adopted. Parents separate and meet a new partner and a new family may be formed.
2 Physical
2.1 For example- Moving house, moving country, moving to a new school or it could be moving from one class to another.
2.1.1 0-3 Years Joining a nursery or school- Many children's first experience of being in a group care is when they start in nursery or school.
2.1.2 4-11 Years Moving from one class to another- Most children will change teachers as they change class.
2.1.3 11 Years Starting secondary school- When transferring to secondary school it is much larger than a primary school. You are taught by a range of teachers.
3 Physiological
3.1 For example-Puberty
3.1.1 Aged 11+ Adapting to changes in size and shape of their body.
4 Intellectual
4.1 For example- Moving up a level (School to college or Level 2 to level 3), Also it could be children moving from the foundation phase to key stage 2.
4.1.1 Aged 16+ Making new friendships and adapting new expectations
5 There are two types of transitions 1) Predictable- These are transitions like Puberty, Moving up a class in school ect or 2) Unpredictable-These are transitions which we can't prepare for, for example a Family member or close relative death.
6 Transitions that only some children and young people may experience e.g. Bereavement.
7 Here are the transitions experienced by most children and young people:
8 Most transitions affect children and young people's behaviour and development. These effects can be short term however some can be long term.
8.1 For example Crying and tearfulness, Withdrawal, Tantrums in younger children, No appetite, Lack of concentration, Difficulty sleeping, bedwetting, interested in younger toys and uses babyish language.
8.1.1 Short Term effects
8.2 Long term effects
8.2.1 For example Turning to food for comfort, Affected growth if not eating or sleeping properly, Depression and self harm, Withdraw and avoid social contact and unwanted behaviour to gain attention.
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