APSY 1031 Lecture 5: 3-16_FamilySchoolSociety_Longo

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Boston College
Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology
APSY 1031
Francesca Longo

March 16 Resilience - What youth do in those instances of risk that determines their resilience - Resilience research o Explains positive outcomes among at-risk individuals o Things to help buffer from risk: adults, other support systems - Promotive factors o Allow positive outcomes to develop despite risk ▪ Family ▪ Supportive parents ▪ Community ▪ Church ▪ Friends - Resilience in low-income and urban youth o Poverty is linked to negative outcomes - How many show resilience? o Across school/work, pregnancy, externalizing, internalizing o More risk shows higher chances in each category - When putting total risk and total promotive factors together, promotive factors don’t always buffer everything - Risk factors o Single parents o Lower income o Having no health insurance - Implications o In general will have at least one problem o That one problem can be sometimes overwhelming Invisible Child - Dasani’s story (NYT) Trauma of Terrorism - Effects of trauma dependent on age - History teachers play a big role by incorporating things into course materials - Under 6 o Look to adults for appropriate responses o Worried about their
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