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What is Protective Factors

Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations
Factors that might boost resilience, or otherwise protect an individual from psychological harm following a trauma exposure.
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The Impact of Trauma on Firefighters and Their Families
Petra M. Skeffington (Murdoch University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7348-8.ch006
This chapter outlines the key issues that face firefighters, including prevalence of trauma-related mental health issues, the differing impact of disaster response, violence, fatalities, and cumulative stress. The risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder are explained, with attention to fixed and variable factors. Stigma and barriers to help-seeking are explored with consideration of issues specific to firefighters, and an overview of how to influence protective factors is provided. There are other aspects of firefighting other than trauma exposure that impact wellbeing; the impact of shift work, sleep disruption, alcohol use, and relationship stress are outlined. Finally, this chapter discusses the impact of firefighting on partners and families.
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Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Minority Populations: Risk and Protective Factors
Decrease the likelihood for an individual to encounter a specific disease or condition (in this case, teen pregnancy) or to engage in an unhealthy behavior.
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Protective factors are positive attributes in individuals and families that promote the health and well-being of children and families.
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Psychological Maltreatment and Digital Addiction
Variables that decrease or eliminate the likelihood of developing the internet addiction or pathological internet use, and help individuals cope more effectively with stressful life events.
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Invisible Borders: School Counselors and Mixed-Status Children
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Brain Ageing and Cognitive Impairment: Implications, Treatment, and Care
Protective factors are conditions or attributes (skills, strengths, resources, supports or coping strategies) in individuals, families, communities or the larger society that help people deal more effectively with stressful events and mitigate or eliminate risk in families and communities.
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