This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Chapter 3: Fostering Resilience in Children Experiencing Developmental Disruptions
Today's children live and grow amid myriad circumstances that influence whether they will become well-educated, economically secure, productive, and healthy adults. Over the course of their lives, many will encounter risk factors or “biological or psychosocial hazards that increase the likelihood of a negative developmental outcome” (Werner & Smith, 1992, p. 3). Statistics on children in the United States provided by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (2013) point to some areas of concern. In 2011, 22% of all children from birth to age 17 in the United States lived in poverty. The percentage of U.S. households that had children and that ...