3 - Risk & Protective Factors and Development

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SCWK 130. Impact of Risk & Protective Factors on Development. Werner, E. & Smith, R. (1992). Overcoming the odds: High risk children from birth through adulthood. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (pp.191-193). Longitudinal Study of Effects of Perinatal Complications on Development in Kauai – Werner All mothers received good prenatal care Infants reexamined at 20 months of age Found a relationship between environmental factors (especially low socioeconomic status) and perinatal difficulties Found differences in IQ scores – i.e. poorer kids showed lower IQ scores at 20 months By age 10, effects of environment had overshadowed those of perinatal damage Main effects of deviations caused by reproductive casualty occurred early in a child’s development. After that development was increasingly influenced by environment. Conclusion: Ten times more children had problems related to effects of poor early environment than to effects of perinatal stress. What are the implications of this for practice and policy?
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