Ch 9 Collective Efficacy Family Services Developmental Ecological Model Discussion

Please read Chapter 9 in text Resilience in Children, Families, and Communities. This chapter discusses the developmental-ecological model. The reading explains how the development of individuals is influenced by the qualities of the social environments around them. This examination of the community’s influence on development can assist in collective efficacy. Finally, the reading discusses effective interventions that focus on the family system and explains how these interventions can be utilized to promote resiliency.

Gorman-Smith, D., Tolan, P. H., & Henry, D. B. (2000). A developmental-ecological model of the relation of family functioning to patterns of delinquency. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, (2). 169.

Discussion topic should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the Reading and activities. Use your words wisely so that the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Best practice is to include citations and a reference list.

Chapter 9 of your text reviewed the developmental-ecological model. It then discussed the role of collective efficacy in providing successful services to family systems. Noting the importance of how the environment can contribute to both development and the success of delivering effective services, please answer the following:

In the reading, it discussed how children who live in economically disadvantaged communities are exposed to more stressful life events than other children. Describe the characteristics of an at-risk community.

List two stressful life events that may exist in a disadvantaged community and discuss how these events could have a negative impact on childhood development.

Examine ways to promote positive development within an economically disadvantaged community.

Examine the challenges and limitations that exist for providing comprehensive, effective intervention programs in at-risk communities.

Discuss future considerations for providing long-term services.