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Poverty and Racism
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Poverty and its impact on the Developing Child 14-15 million children living below the poverty line At Risk Population: Health: poor nutrition and health care leads to both health risks cognitive and social-emotional deficits
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Poverty and Risk Factors: Higher risk of death in first year of life Anemia, lead poisoning, stunted growth Education: Homeless population: Need shelters designed/developed to meet the needs of young families
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Higher rates of depression reported Higher risk for mental health difficulties on the CBCL Children self-report not always consistent with parent report. Parents may underestimate depression in kids. Trauma symptoms need to be considered too. Large percent of homeless families (56% --22%) domestic violence factor in homelessness
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Children raised in poverty are:
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Homeless children
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Children in Poverty ( Evans, 2004) Exposed to more family turmoil More violence, separation and instability
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