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together, social workers and families can identify resilient traits and
build them into intervention plans. Some traits to look for include:
- Communication--family members discuss things
- Bonding and mutual respect--an emotional
connection among two or more family members.
- Adaptability--family members can respond
to changing circumstances.
- Resourcefulness--when families are in a
bind/crisis, they can think of and achieve alternative plans.
- Commitment--to each other and to family
- A present caring adult--a family member,
friend, mentor on which the child/family can rely.
- Problem-solving skills--the family is able
to process problems and come up with solutions.
L. (1996). Family resiliency (on-line). Available: <http://www.exnet.iasta...ons/Resiliency/q.a.html>.
(Web address no longer functional.)
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