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ERIC Number: EJ884521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
Identifying and Building on Family Strength: A Thematic Analysis
Ylven, Regina; Granlund, Mats
Infants and Young Children, v22 n4 p253-263 Oct-Dec 2009
In family-centered intervention, one important issue is to support families' different ways to manage stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether professionals encourage positive coping strategies in families of children with disabilities. Data (videotaped planning meetings and interviews) from 5 families enrolled in intervention programs were used. The data were analyzed deductively by applying theoretical concepts of 4 types of positive coping. Goal-directed problem-focused coping was the most frequently used type of coping, together with spiritual beliefs and practices. Professional encouragement of families' own strategy to solve problems occurring in everyday life must focus not only on explicit problem solving but also on the use of supplemental coping types.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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