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Risk and Protective Factors Notes March 25, 2014.pdf

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Psychology 2320A/B
Tom Haffie

Exam Test Questions: the research viewing TV violence and behaving badly indicates several outcomes… name 3: ➔ less trust in the world, more dangerous ➔ using violence to solve conflict ➔ making people more violent and aggressive ➔ desensitizes people, less likely to help What is SEL? Social Emotion Learning Can we teach it? Yes Why would we want to? better marks, ‑ incidence social and behavioral problems ‐ social interaction See  slide  show  on  Prezi,  see  summary  of  prezi  on  OWL,  see  ppt  on  risk “Mama  was  16  when  I  got  married,  dad  was  18,  and  I  was  3” Book  wri▯en  about  her  life,  it  was  a  girl,  born  in  last  half  of  last  century,  girl  was  black. In  life▯me  she  engaged  in  pro▯stu▯on,  hooked  on  herione,  eneded  up  in  both  jail  and   psych  hosp▯als -­‐Unbelievable  number  of  risk  factors But  this  is  Billy  Holiday,  one  of  the  greatest  singers ALL  RISK  FACTORS  ARE  JUST  RISK,  THEY  DO  NOT  MEAN  SOMETHING  WILL  HAPPEN. How  would  this  be  a  risk  factor?… * Development of age of child important- also gender and parent relationship* Parent  divorced:   • Lose stability, lose income, lose parental attention (parents concerned with other things) • usually move to a new home, move to new community, smaller accomodations, • Child could be in middle of conflict, Child could be living in two places • • May Lose role model (ie. Male or female)- may lose access or visitation to child • Maybe lose friends, have to change schools, lose community, lose family (ie. Dad’s parents if you can’t see dad) If parents divorce “out of the blue” then the child is more likely to think that it • is their (the child’s) fault • So parents showing a bit of strife (conflict, arguments) during marriage, child more likely to accept divorce Poverty: • no double income (single parent supporting child and also trying to take care of child) • sometimes have to resort to illegal activities • worse housing, dangerous neighbourhood, ➔ Lower SES neighbourhood • no RESP for post secondary education • Healthcare • dental and medication, optician, not affordadble if not covered by OHIP • less adequate nutrition • less use of medication • less physical activity and resources for physical activity • Increased stress-distracted from education Learning Disability: • if lucky you can get diagnosed and get accomodations, but it is expensive • more likely to drop out of school, (‐ drug use, pregnancy) Employment Problems and Poverty Low Birth Weight Babies • ‐ risk learning disability, • health problems • parental stress, • making decisions for child’s health • decreases level of income available to family • risks of just being in Healthcare system (risks with anything healthcare, ie. surgery and infection) • • mood disorder (which one?) • Colic- • -really ‐ risk of Shaken Baby ➔ child abuse ➔ parent feels inadequate • -parent losing sleep (sleep is crucial) Mom with Depression • lack of attachment, if you cannot attend to child and mirror emotions, child will be affected • not looking after chi
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