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Ch 2: External Factors in Childhood Development

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External Factors in Childhood Development - Chapter Summary

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  • List and discuss factors that influence development and growth
  • Identify and describe social issues that affect development in early childhood
  • Explain the role media, school and culture play in emotional and social development
  • Describe the effects of culture and environment on the development of language
  • Discuss the impact socioeconomic status has on early childhood development
  • Define and share facts about child abuse
  • Detail how child growth and development are impacted by abuse and neglect

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7 Lessons in Chapter 2: External Factors in Childhood Development
Factors Influencing Growth & Development

1. Factors Influencing Growth & Development

There are numerous factors that play various roles in our growth and development. This lesson is going to look at the main categories of factors and specific examples of their impact on growth and development.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

2. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

Young children are growing and changing every day as part of early childhood development. But what happens when issues get in the way of development? Watch this video for more information on how divorce and parental substance abuse can affect children.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

3. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

4. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

How Socioeconomic Status Impacts Early Childhood Development

5. How Socioeconomic Status Impacts Early Childhood Development

There are so many genetic and environmental factors that are key to early childhood development. In this lesson you will learn how a child's socioeconomic status impacts various areas of their early childhood development.

What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts

6. What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts

Did you know that more than five children die each day from child abuse? In this lesson, learn about the different types of child abuse, general statistics, and more.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

7. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

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