Community Factors

  • opportunities for age-appropriate work
  • avoidance of exposure to violence in one’s family, community, and with peers
  • government provision for children’s safety, recreation, housing, and jobs when they are at the appropriate age to work
  • meaningful rites of passage with an appropriate amount of risk
  • tolerance of high-risk and problem behavior
  • safety and security
  • perceived social equity
  • access to school and education, information, and learning resources

"Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past" - Karen Saakvitne