Highlighting the interplay between basic research and intervention, this volume focuses on common stressful life experiences that present significant challenges to children’s healthy development. Fifteen stressors are discussed with regard to both short-and long-term effects. The authors identify factors that explain variability in children’s adjustment to these stressors and evaluate preventive interventions designed to facilitate coping. Notable chapters include a discussion of the many uncontrollable stressors to which inner-city youth are exposed and a thorough treatment of children’s adaptation to divorce. Each chapter follows a common outline, allowing comparison among stressors.
Editor: Wolchik, Sharlene, Editor: Sandler, Irwin N
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