Differentiating developmental risk levels for families in poverty: Creating a family typology



  • The family is central to children’s economic and social resources and provides a primary framework for children’s cognitive and social development. In the family context, children engage in activities that foster intelligence and aca­ demic skills, learn how to think critically and creatively, understand how to evaluate their own thought processes, develop positive interaction skills to initiate and maintain relationships, and acquire the ability to avoid or resolve social conflict. Lack of adequate economic and social resources, however, can negatively affect children’s growth and development, particularly in the areas of cognitive and social development (Ramey and Ramey, 1994).
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 0805823441
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780805823448
  • Start Page

  • 187
  • End Page

  • 205