Handbook of Family Resilience.
Becvar, Dorothy S.
xvii, 557 p.
Springer International Publishing AG
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Intended for professionals and practitioners working with families, this text explores how resilient families adapt and adjust. Part 1 includes discussions related to the evaluation of a family resilience focus, a consideration of methodological issues when attempting to study family resilience, and ramifications of and approaches related to the inclusion of family resilience in clinical practice. Part 2 explores family resilience relative to stepfamilies, military marriages, parenting, at-risk youth, and high-risk situations. Part 3 focuses on resilience and ethnicity and investigates resilience in the contexts of ethnic family systems in general, Latino families, Native American families, Black families, and Korean families. Part 4 addresses family resilience in the wake of loss, as tolerance for ambiguity, in response to perinatal loss, relative to parental death, and in the process of aging. Resilience and ability are explored in Part 5, which includes chapters on family resilience relative to children with severe disabilities, in response to chronic illness, in the context of children with autism spectrum disorder, relative to mental health challenges, and as strengthened through spiritual and religious resources. The final part focuses on resilience, trauma, and abuse, and includes chapters on family and community resilience relative to the experience of mass trauma, resilience in African American adult children of alcoholics, fostering resilience in daughters of battered women, family resilience, and sexuality, and resilience in older women who had been sexually abused as children and are now living in religious communities. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
Resilience; Psychological characteristics; Coping skills; Trauma; Family characteristics; Risk factors; Racial factors; child abuse; children with disabilities