After reading chapters 7 and 8 of the Berger text, watch and read the following:

Assignment:

After reading chapters 7 and 8 of the Berger text, watch and read the following: Textbook Invitation to the Lifespan by Berger

( Berger, K. (2016). Invitation to the Life Span. New York, New York: Worth Publishers. )

Pick a specific type of trauma or stressor, which might be experienced by a child in middle childhood.  Imagine that you are helping to support this child/family in relation to this specific trauma or stressor.  Specific examples to chose from might be: abuse, natural disaster, witnessing domestic violence (or other forms of violence), the death of a loved one, or bullying.

  • In 3-4 pages, address the theme of childhood trauma, looking at the impacts on childhood development. You should focus on potential impacts on Cognitive Development, Physical Development, and Emotional/Social Development   

In your paper, address the following questions:

  • Potential impacts on: Cognitive Development, Physical Development, and Emotional/Social Development of your chosen trauma or stressor-What evidence can you point to that would validate this information (provide citations to scholarly research).
  • What are internal or external resources that you would direct this family towards, especially in relation to building resilience in children?

Instructions:

  • Length: 3-4 pages (not including cover or reference pages), formatted in APA Style
  • APA Style Cover Page
  • APA Reference Page
  • Introductory Paragraph: setting forth a clear statement of your thesis.
  • Conclusion: a concise statement that reaffirms your thesis.
  • References: Use of at least 3 references. Be sure to cite the article, Ted Talk, as well the textbook.

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