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ERIC Number: ED491616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 372
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-59385-186-3
Strengthening Family Resilience, Second Edition
Walsh, Froma
Guilford Publications
In a fully revised, updated, and expanded second edition, this informative clinical resource and text presents Froma Walsh's family resilience framework for intervention and prevention with clients dealing with adversity. Drawing on extensive research and clinical experience, the author describes key processes in resilience for practitioners to target and facilitate. Useful guidelines and case illustrations address a wide range of challenges: sudden crisis, trauma, and loss; disruptive transitions, such as job loss, divorce, and migration; persistent multistress conditions of serious illness or poverty; and barriers to success for at-risk youth. New chapters present resilience-oriented approaches to recovery from major disasters and demonstrate community-based and international programmatic applications. This book contains four sections and twelve chapters: Section I, Overview, contains the following chapters: (1) Foundations of a Family Resilience Approach; and (2) The Growing Diversity and Complexity of Families in a Changing World; Section II, Key Family Processes in Resilience, contains the following chapters: (3) Belief Systems: The Heart and Soul of Resilience; (4) Organizational Patterns: Family Shock Absorbers; and (5) Communication Processes: Facilitating Mutual Support and Problem Solving; Section III, Practice Application, contains the following chapters: (6) Practice Principles and Guidelines to Strengthen Family Resilience; and (7) A Family Resilience Framework for Community-Based Programs and Services; Section IV, Facilitating Family Resilience through Crisis and Prolonged Challenges, contains the following chapters: (8) Loss, Recovery, and Resilience; (9) Chronic Illness and Family Caregiving: Challenges and Gifts; (10) Strengthening Resilience in Vulnerable Multistressed Families; (11) Recovery from Trauma, Traumatic Loss, and Major Disasters: Strengthening Family and Community Resilience; and (12) Reconnection and Reconciliation: Bridge over Troubled Waters.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
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