You have been put in charge of designing an educational program for children from disadvantaged families, many of whom have experienced neglect, abuse and/or trauma as very young children.
A) Choose two of Erikson’s psychosocial stages that relate to child development (or two of the first five stages), describe the main features of these stages, and discuss ways that negative experiences such as these can influence a child’s social/emotional development at each of the stages you have chosen. B) Of the two stages you have chosen, at which do you think it will be more difficult to address the child’s social and emotional needs (or put another way, help them to resolve their inner conflict positively)? Why? C) What features would you include in a program designed to support the emotional needs of children from backgrounds such as these?