Caregivers who aren’t consistent, emotionally distant, or reject their needs contribute to feelings of mistrust in the child they care for.
An inability to develop trust will result in fear and attach a belief that the world is inconsistent and unpredictable.
Success in this stage will lead to the virtue of hope (Mc Leod, 2008).
If a child develops trust, he will feel safe and secure in the world.
However, other characteristics such as trust, guilt and competency are learned based upon our life experiences and the support we receive as we grow and develop.
Like Sigmund Freud, Erikson believed that an individuals overall personality develops in a series of stages.The competition is open to all residents of Pakistan and the last date for submission of entries is 26 April 2019.The ICRC initiated the Health Care in Danger programme in Pakistan in 2015 and we have since conducted a number of surveys and studies that seek to address the continuing menace of violence against health-care workers and facilities.The central issue that infant’s resolve in this stage is “Can I trust others? Trust is developed when the caregiver is nurturing which gives the child a feel of comfort.When a child receives positive care, the child will then trust his or her caregiver, providing beneficial development.On the reverse, when a child does not receive positive care giving then mistrust is developed.To develop successfully with trust, and a child will graduate to the second stage around the ages of one to three years old, they move successfully to autonomy versus shame and doubt.The lack of reinforcement to the positive characteristics of Erikson’s psychosocial stages of development effects can be terrible, especially if the only characteristics fulfilled are by the negative aspects.In example, if a child was hungry or scared because it didn’t see it’s parent, instinctively it would begin to cry for attention.These resources are available for public access on our website and the participants are encouraged to use them.Over the years, the competition has provided a great learning opportunity to the participants as well as the ICRC, by encouraging the people of Pakistan to take part in the problem-solving process regarding issues that affect them and their communities.