Steven, a 30-year-old father, is raising his two children alone after losing his wife in a tragic car accident 6 months ago. Steven and his children—Dana, age 8, and Johnny, age 10—have suffered emotionally over this loss. Steven is also struggling with the practical task of getting himself to work and the children to school on time during the week, although family and friends are assisting with the children on weekends.
Dana and Johnny are having increasing difficulties at home and in school. Dana is not eating well and wants to be left alone most of the time. Johnny is getting in fights with the children in his class. Steven, along with his sister Renee, recently met with the school counselor and teachers to discuss the children's situation. School officials are aware of the children's recent loss of their mother and have suggested that the family receive bereavement counseling and art therapy to help them through this traumatic time. Renee has agreed to help Steven with the children in the evenings.
Which Protective Factors Are Presenting in the Scenario?
Select the correct answers below.
Incorrect. How can Steven be more nurturing to Dana and Johnny?
Incorrect. How can Steven learn more about parenting and child development as it relates to Dana and Johnny?
Incorrect. Steven is in need in this area after experiencing his wife's death. How can he increase his parental resilience?
Correct. Steven has assistance from family and friends to help with the children on evenings and weekends.
Correct. The school has offered to provide Dana and Johnny with bereavement counseling and art therapy.
Incorrect. The children are struggling to interact positively with others or self-regulate their emotions. Johnny is getting into fights, and Dana is not eating well and wants to be left alone. How can Steven help Dana and Johnny learn how to regulate their emotions and communicate their feelings?