Family Resilience and Parenting

  • Ivelisse Torres Fernandez
  • Jonathan P. Schwartz
  • Heejung Chun
  • Ginger Dickson
Chapter

Abstract

The concept of resilience has been studied for decades at both individual and family levels. When examining the concept of family resilience, the question arises as to what makes some families face difficult circumstances and come out stronger while others fail at this task? What we know is that families are constantly faced with multiple challenges (e.g., divorce, violence, economic hardship, mental and physical illnesses, immigration) that impact not only individual family members but also the family system as a unit. The dynamic nature of family functioning also impacts the development of resilience. What remains unclear as our understanding of the developing area of family resilience increases is the role of parenting.

Keywords

Income Social Stratification Posit Rosen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivelisse Torres Fernandez
    • 1
  • Jonathan P. Schwartz
    • 1
  • Heejung Chun
    • 1
  • Ginger Dickson
    • 1
  1. 1.Counseling and Educational PsychologyNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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