Resilience Factors Improve Health Prospects for Disadvantaged Children
This brief from the University of California at Davis, Center for Poverty Research highlights how childhood economic hardship has negative long-term impacts on mental and physical well-being and how resilience factors can mitigate these negative consequences. The brief notes recent research that identifies protective factors, such as supportive relationships and successful role models, that provide continuous benefits for child development. The brief also offers suggestions for both policy and practice to support youth experiencing economic hardship at an early age.
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