Relationship Factors

  • parenting that meets the child’s needs
  • appropriate emotional expression and parental monitoring within the family
  • social competence
  • the presence of a positive mentor and role models
  • meaningful relationships with others at school, home, and perceived social support
  • peer group acceptance

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