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.