Assignment 4: Discuss mental instability.
A Child Called ‘”It” to answer questions below as well as the
readings and video attached.
After you complete the readings and watch the video, write a
paper addressing the following prompts:
Discuss child abuse. What is the definition of abuse? Are there
different types of abuse? How many types of abuse did Dave
Discuss mental instability. Why do you think Dave’s mother abused
him? Do you think there is an excuse for what she did? Why do
you think Dave’s mother abused only him and not his siblings?
Discuss abandonment. Why do you think Dave’s father behaved as
he did? Should he have done something? Was his father’s inaction
worse than the abuse the mother perpetrated? Why did the father
leave the family? Should he have stayed? Should he have taken
Dave with him? Would Dave have been better off with his father?
Discuss survival and resiliency theory. Do you think Dave should
have given up hope after all those years of abuse? Why do you
think Dave continued to fight? What is the significance of Dave
saying the Lord’s Prayer?