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ERIC Number: EJ1053056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Utilizing Biopsychosocial and Strengths-Based Approaches within the Field of Child Health: What We Know and Where We Can Grow
Black, Jessica M.; Hoeft, Fumiko
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n147 p13-20 Spr 2015
We continue to increase our understanding of the experiences and settings that contribute to positive developmental outcomes in childhood, and those that confer greater risk. Although the mechanisms by which the risk and protective factors affect developmental outcomes need to be further elucidated through research, converging findings from the field of child health (spanning both physical and mental health) indicate that a biopsychosocial approach is useful. Here, we examine the evidence that early experiences confer both risk and protective processes on biopsychosocial development in childhood, and touch on some implications for the life course. Although this interdisciplinary field of research has already garnered substantial attention, here we aim to highlight the opportunity to use a strengths-based approach with the biopsychosocial model, with particular focus on children who experience prolonged stress. We close with consideration for future directions with an emphasis on policy and practice in clinical and educational settings to improve well-being in these early stages of the life course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: K23HD054720|R01HD067254|R01HD065794|P01HD001994