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Resilience, At-Risk Youth, Social Class, and Counseling

E. Janie Pinterits, Astrid D’Cunha and Anthony Athmann

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780195398250
Published online May 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398250.013.0020

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Resilience, At-Risk Youth, Social Class, and Counseling

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In adolescence, resilience is a multifactorial process that resides in systems of relationships between the individual, family, and the community (Evans & Pinnock, 2007). Social class and socioeconomic factors are crucial determinants of health and well-being that can result in the cumulative and systematic advantaging of youth of class privilege and disadvantaging of poorer youth (APA, 2007; WHO, 2008). The ecological model of multicultural counseling psychology processes (Neville & Mobley, 2001), an extension of Bronfenbrenner's ecological model, forms the foundation of the conceptualization of adolescent resilience, risk, and social class. This chapter utilizes an intersectional approach to examine the complexity of social relations and inequities that shape social policy, values and norms, and experience of US adolescents. By conceptualizing resilience, risk, and social class within an ecological model, a more comprehensive understanding of adolescent development is gained.

Keywords: social class; adolescents; resilience; risk; ecological model

Article.  16262 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing ; Developmental Psychology

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