Hot Topics in Promoting Resilience in Children
Planning on attending the 34th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment in San Diego, January 28 – 31? Join APSAC for one of there pre-conference institutes on January 27th.
The presence of so-called protective factors in the lives of children can buffer some of the negative effects of maltreatment, and resilience is considered a most important protective factor. Defined as a “combination of supportive relationships, adaptive skill-building, and positive experiences,” individuals, families, organizations and communities can support the development of resilience in children. This pre-conference institute will provide an in-depth look at three domains where adaptive skill building in parents can promote supportive relationships and positive experiences, fostering resilience in children: 1) family-based human sexuality education as a tool to promote sexual health and safety; 2) shifting cultural norms to reduce the use of a prevalent risk factor for child physical abuse, corporal punishment; and 3) understanding and identifying psychological maltreatment. Each topic will include a theoretical background, and offer resources to implement in your practice or community.