Risk factors and ACES

o identify risk factors and ACES, 2) to track the possible
influence of these over time by identifying associated developmental outcomes occurring in the short
and long term, and 3) to identify protective factors and signs of resilience.
The assignment has two parts. First, review the Kristopher case study and create a chart of a) risk factors,
ACES, and other concerns, b) immediate and longer developmental outcomes related to the risk factors
and ACES, and c) protective factors and evidence of resilience. Then, compose a 4-page paper identifying
additional, realistic, protective factors or supports that could positively influence Kristopher’s future
development and level of resilience.
Part 1 – Chart of Factors and Related Outcomes: When reading the following case study about 14-yearold Kristopher, keep in mind Berk (2018) chapters 1-6 and the unit discussion about childhood abuse,
neglect, and other ACEs. Starting at the beginning of Kristopher’s life, develop a table or chart identifying:

  1. Risk factors and/or ACES Kristopher experienced, and other concerns you have about Kristopher’s
  2. More immediate and longer-term developmental outcomes (e.g., developmental delays, difficulty
    progressing through Erikson’s stages, attachment difficulties) displayed by Kristopher that are
    associated with the risk factors, ACES, and concerns.
  3. Protective factors or signs of resilience.
    Notes: A sample chart is included in the assignment. Also, be sure to link the risk factors and ACES to
    more immediate and longer-term developmental outcomes. For example, consider a person who
    abuses alcohol and other substances; was s/he
  4. Born to parents who abuse substances;
  5. Living in a home where substances are accessible;
  6. Around other adults or youth modeling that usage;
  7. Then, did s/he become part of a peer group that uses

Sample Solution