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Real Life Experience

Antwone had a variety of risk factors in his life, including abandonment by his mother, the death of his father, and the death of his closest friend who resorted to crime. Antwone also suffered from an abusive culture in a foster home. However, despite all these risk factors that put him more at risk for developing developmental issues, Antwone eventually gravitated to more protective factors that helped him develop resiliency. One of these factors was joining the Navy, which gave him a culture of discipline and reliability as well as opened up opportunities for him. Further, in the person of Dr. Davenport he comes to understand what unconditional positive regard and support are and their value. As Werner (1993) maintains about children who were able to overcome risk factors like Antwone was exposed to, ...

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