Risk and Protective Factors

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references must come from Flamez, B. & Sheperis, C. J. (2015) and/or Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 01/16/19 at 5pm.

Discussion – Week 8

Risk and Protective Factors

Violence, aggression, and bullying continue to be major problems among contemporary children and adolescents. As a counselor you must consider the following questions: a) What factors increase the risks for violence and aggression? and b) What protective factors reduce the risks for violence and aggression? The risks for violence include, but are not limited to, child abuse, disconnection to family, and cultural influences. Protective factors that help to mitigate aggression and violence include connectedness to family and community, success in school, and emotional stability. In addition to increasing your knowledge of the propensity of violence, consider a counselor’s role in helping children, adolescents, and families experience and enact violence less often.

For this Discussion, consider the myriad cultures in your community and throughout the world. Using the Learning Resources, Walden Library, and reputable sources on the Internet, select a culture and consider the risk factors that might influence violence and aggression within that culture. Consider the protective factors that may help to mitigate violence and aggression within that culture.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of the culture you selected. Then, explain one way this culture may influence risk factors for violence and aggression and why. Be specific. Finally, explain two protective factors you might introduce to family systems in that culture that may reduce or prevent violence and aggression and justify your selection. Be specific and justify your response with evidence-based research.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

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Required Resources

Readings

  • Sommers-Flanagan, J., &      Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). Tough kids, cool      counseling: User-friendly approaches with challenging youth (2nd      ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

o Chapter 5, “Behavioral, Cognitive, and Interpersonal Change Strategies”

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Optional Resources

  • Aspy, C. B., Oman, R. F.,      Vesely, S. K., McElroy, K., Rodine, S., & Marshall, L. (2004).      Adolescent violence: The protective effects of youth assets. Journal      of Counseling & Development82(3), 268–276.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Crothers, L. M., &      Levinson, E. M. (2004). Assessment of bullying: A review of methods and      instruments. Journal of Counseling & Development82(4),      496–503.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Newman-Carlson, D., &      Horne, A. M. (2004). Bully busters: A psychoeducational intervention for      reducing bullying behavior in middle school students. Journal of      Counseling & Development82(3), 259–267.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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