The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County started in 1992 and has since handed out more than thirty three thousand children. In last 18 years their range of services has raised noticeably. Initially this agency was served only 10% of abused child victims in Collin County, and now they are offering services to 100% of the children recognized as victims of abuse. The mission of the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collin County is to provide safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect. (http://www.caccollincounty.org/History.htm)
The primary objective of development of a child is to make them enable in the early years of their lives to get genuinely involved and self-directive in their learning process. This needs firstly a constructive image as person, as there is a circular process of interface between a child’s learning and his personality development. Every childs development is judged by their intellectual function, their inventiveness, their ego strength, their relatedness to their peers and adults, and capacity to deal with new events that come across their like each day in their social life.
Most mothers aspire to provide a nurturing environment for their children. Depressed mothers generally want the best for their children, but their illness prevents them from achieving this goal. Depressed mothers have a much different opinion of themselves as mothers and of their childrens behaviour. They may see themselves as inadequate and think that they have little control over their childs development and they may see many aspects of their childs normal behaviour in a negative light. (Gurian, 2003)
When a family is confronted with maternal depression, the role of the father becomes more important to the childs development. The child will develop lower intellectual and emotional competence if the father also suffers from depression. However, if the father is not depressed, he could acquire on the caring role that the mother