Learning Objectives

15.1 What is stress, and how do we cope with it?

15.2 How do physical illnesses and mental disorders affect children’s development?

15.3 What are other threats to the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents?

15.4 What are effects of poverty, homelessness, trauma, maltreatment, and racial discrimination on the development of children and adolescents?

15.5 What factors contribute to resilience in children faced with great adversity?