Strengthening Family Resilience, Second Edition

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Guilford Publications, Aug 1, 2006 - Psychology - 384 pages
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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.

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Enquanto famílias são despedaçadas por crises e estresses persistentes, outras emergem mais fortes e com mais recursos. Precisamos saber mais sobre os processos que podem promover resiliência na família - uma firmeza relacional.
Uma abordagem da resiliência familiar visa identificar e fortalecer os processos interacionais chave que tornam as famílias capazes de resistir e reagir emocionalmente à mudanças que irrompem na vida. Nessa visão, a conotação única do stress como prejuízo é subtituída pela possibilidade de afirmação do potencial da família para reparar e crescer.
A visão mais freqüente para resiliência salienta à firmeza do indivíduo e o foco do campo direcionado para a disfunção familiar, cegou muitos para os recursos que podem ser encontrados e fortalecidos nas famílias sob stress.Então, ao invés de enfocar nas falhas e problemas das famílias falharam e em seus problemas, procurando resguardar sobreviventes, enfocamos no que a família tem de melhor, construindo os processos chave para encorajar o crescimento individual e familiar.
 

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Froma Walsh, PhD, is the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She also has a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine, and is Co-Director of the university-affiliated Chicago Center for Family Health. She is a past president of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) and past editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Dr. Walsh has received awards for her distinguished contributions and leadership in the field of family therapy from the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and AFTA. She speaks and consults internationally on resilience-oriented research, professional training, and practice.

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