Adolescents in Public Housing : Addressing Psychological and by Von Nebbitt Ph.D.

By Von Nebbitt Ph.D.

Von E. Nebbitt is an affiliate professor on the Jane Addams university of Social paintings on the collage of Illinois at Chicago.

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Their mental health symptoms, health-risk behaviors). To better understand these proximal processes and how they influence the trajectories of adolescents living in public housing, it is useful to examine the concept of multifinality. Rogosch and Cicchetti (2004) argued that multifinality is a condition in which similar initial conditions lead to different end effects. Building on the concept of multifinality, this book assesses how the perceived social ecology of public housing influences health behavior and psychological functioning among adolescents living under similar SES and environmental conditions.

20835'0973—dc23 2014045627 A Columbia University Press E-book. edu. Cover design: Julia Kushnirsky Cover image: © Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos References to Web sites (URLs) were accurate at the time of writing. Neither the author nor Columbia University Press is responsible for URLs that may have expired or changed since the manuscript was prepared. TO MY PARENTS CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS FOREWORD PREFACE PART ONE Theoretical Underpinnings and Methodology ONE Introduction: Context Matters TWO A Framework for Inquiry into Neighborhood–Institutional Relationships Related to Public Housing and Adolescent Development With Odis Johnson, Jr.

The concept of inorganic communities may help strengthen the understanding of key factors within the unique context of public housing neighborhoods that may promote or inhibit child and adolescent development. The second concept is trophic cascading effects. Generally speaking, trophic cascading refers to downward domination (Strong 1992). In nature, trophic cascading occurs when top feeders are removed from the ecology, which allows low-level feeders to exploit other aspects of the ecology. In nature, this normally results in devastation to ground covering and the extinction of organisms that live in the bush (Strong 1992).

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