Bronfenbrenner Ecological Framework

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Need for The Program There are many programs that exist to better assist adolescents in communicating effectively. This program will provide education to adolescents how to communicate effectively with family members, peers, and community leaders as well as building trust to sustain those relationships. As well had providing information to their families on how they can support the adolescent through this process such as being transparent and actively listening to the adolescent. This program will place an emphasis on parent and child relationship building with hands on activities such as; workshops, role playing and through artistic expression. This allows the adolescent to engage with their families in a different form other than verbal …show more content…
And how development not only occur with their family but also the people around them. White, Klein, & Martin stated how “human behavior can be understood on several levels; the two levels that are most often used in human ecology are the population and individual” (pg. 247) Whereas Erik Erikson focused on the impacts that family, society, and the neighborhood the adolescent lived in and/or live can have on their development from childhood to adulthood.
Living in poverty can affect the development of the adolescent. Poverty affects adolescents’ development and puts stress on the family. Poverty can lead to many mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Komro, K. A., Flay, B. R., & Biglan, A. (2011) discussed how neighborhood poverty affects families. Poverty is something that affects many communities and the outcomes are real and affecting adolescents every day lives. The quality of the parent and child relationships are measured by the trust and how they communicate, which is not often because parents are often out the house trying to provide for the
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Building interpersonal relationships can start in school and they may help to set the foundation for young adolescent’s relationships. Help them gain a sense of belonging and build school based interpersonal relationships with peers both academically and socially. Ellerbrock, Alley & Kiefer, (2014) discussed how they created a communication tool within the classroom allowing adolescents to communicate effectively and comfortably with their teacher receiving that emotional support and building those connections with their teachers which able the adolescent to trust easier (Ellerbrock, Alley & Kiefer, 2014).
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