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This book presents a comprehensive description of child, family, and community-level forces that modify the outcomes of youngsters experiencing conditions of poverty. Integrating a vast and complex array of research findings, the author elucidates salient underlying mechanisms via which poverty-related factors can affect poor children’s social and emotional development. In cohesive closing discussions, findings regarding major risk and protective forces are synthesized while delineating major directions for future work in research and theory development, teaching, and interventions and social policy. This timely and thorough volume is essential reading for students, researchers, and educators, as well as clinicians and policymakers concerned with understanding and promoting the positive development of children contending with family poverty.

Child Attributes
Child attributes

(Deek) preferred the quiet kids: the lean and ragged and hungry ones. It was funny to Ty how those always seemed the darkest too, like himself. They blended into the background, hard to see, but that had little to do with their color. They were more like small and sad-eyed ebony ghosts, haunting the sidewalks or hovering half invisible in doorways or drifting past bars late at night, sighing a soft, almost shy chant of rock, rock, rock, no louder than a breeze stirring trash in the gutter. And no one but the buyers seemed to see them, or hear. Ty also thought it funny how loyal most of them were, like they'd finally found something to believe in after a long, ...

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