Discuss issues relevant to the case of David, as described in The Lost Boy.
Discuss issues relevant to the case of David, as described in The Lost Boy. The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to integrate course material and apply your evolving awareness of child welfare issues. Your paper must follow APA formatting, including the use of: 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, double spacing, complete APA formatted in-text citations and reference page. Cover page may be included but is not required.
5 References are required using course materials and/or outside scholarly sources, in addition to one for The Lost Boy.
Your paper should include the following:
Introduction- Provide a brief (1-2 paragraph) summary of the plot of the book. Include discussion of David’s view of “the house.” Why did he not consider it a true home?
Emotional Challenges- What emotional challenges did David face based on his adverse and traumatic experiences with his biological family, court, school, and foster care? Include a focus on fear, anxiety, and shame. Provide examples of each. (2 pages).
Resilience- Define resilience, as discussed in your Module 7 reading. Discuss aspects of David’s resiliency that allowed him to survive childhood adversity and eventually find a true family of his own. Consider assets that emerged over the course of the book. Discuss the events that built strength and how. Name the individuals that were supportive of him and how. What individual traits and perspectives did David have that contributed to his resilience? Be specific and cite examples. (3 pages).
Conclusion- How can David’s story contribute to our knowledge of protective factors that allow abuse victims to rebound from adversity and hardship? What might the child welfare system do to further build on this knowledge? (1-2 pages).
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