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Patterns of Risk and Protective Factors among Alaska Children: Association with Maternal and Child Well-Being

Citation

Austin, Anna E.; Gottfredson, Nisha C.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Zolotor, Adam J.; Marshall, Stephen W.; Parrish, Jared W.; & Shanahan, Meghan E. (Online ahead of print). Patterns of Risk and Protective Factors among Alaska Children: Association with Maternal and Child Well-Being. Child Development. PMCID: PMC7375914

Abstract

This study used population-representative data to examine associations of risk and protective factor patterns among Alaska Native/American Indian (AN/AI; N = 592) and non-Native (N = 1,018) children with maternal and child outcomes at age 3 years. Among AN/AI children, a high risk/moderate protection class was associated with child developmental risk and mothers being less likely to feel comfortable asking for help or knowing where to go for parenting information compared to a low socioeconomic status/high protection class. Among non-Native children, a moderate risk/high protection class was associated with child developmental risk and mothers being less likely to feel comfortable asking for help compared to a low risk/high protection class. Results provide insight on the intersection of risk and protective factors among Alaska families.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13356

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Child Development

Author(s)

Austin, Anna E.
Gottfredson, Nisha C.
Halpern, Carolyn Tucker
Zolotor, Adam J.
Marshall, Stephen W.
Parrish, Jared W.
Shanahan, Meghan E.

Year Published

Online ahead of print

PMCID

PMC7375914

NIHMSID

NIHMS1571108

Reference ID

12608