Date of Award

Spring 1994

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


This research is a case study of how Southside Family Nurturing Center (SFNC), an early childhood intervention center, encourages resilience in boys who are considered at-risk because of their exposure to adversity. In-depth, open-ended interviews with staff and parents were conducted to identify both the apparent risk and protective factors of two boys enrolled in SFNC's program and the ways staff supported protective mechanisms in these boys. This study found that SFNC's program supports individual and environmental protective factors for both the boys and their families.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Strand.DS

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