Multiple Risk Model and Poverty as a Developmental Risk

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Multiple Risk Model and Poverty as a Developmental Risk Risk factors occur together o Drug abuse + stress + unhealthy eating + no prenatal care… Many of these maternal risk factors are associated with poverty Cumulative risk: the presence of multiple risk factors may increase the changes of negative developmental outcomes Risk and resilience Developmental resilience is seen as children who faced with multiple risks do well. Resilience seems to be related to two protective factors o Receiving responsive care o Having positive personal characteristics The newborn infant – state of arousal o Arousal exists along a continuum of deep sleep to intense activity o Infant sleep Infants spend about 50% of their sleep time in REM sleep and this declines by 3 or 4 years of age Autostimulation theory – development of their visual system occurs while sleeping, perhaps why infants spend so much time sleeping 4 months of sleepless nights In the US most infants are sleeping through the night by around 4
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