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How do some families successfully weather crisis situations and adversity, while others weaken or even break apart? Focusing on what we can learn from resilient indivuduals and well-functioning families, this book provides clincians with a framework for preventive and interventive work with families that are distressed or at risk. Froma Walsh draws on current research and extensive clinical experience to identify the key processes that buffer families in times of stress, including belief systems, family structure, and communication patterns. Readers learn strength-promoting, collaborative strategies for helping families deal with divorce, death, and other losses, multicrisis situations; and persistent challenges such as illness and poverty.
"The world has changed since the original publication of Strengthening Family Resilience, and this reality is apparent on every page of Froma Walsh's fine second edition of her classic and soon-to-be-classic-again book. Walsh provides a thoughtful integration of theory and practice, principles and questions, leavened with the humility that thinking deeply in such complex times deserves. She has strengthened the new edition with attention to a wider variety of challenging circumstances that families face, and emphasizes collaborative and community-based approaches to assisting families in hard times. This book will appeal to students and seasoned clinicians alike."--Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Harvard Medical School
"Froma Walsh has done it again! In this outstanding second edition, she provides an informative, comprehensive, and positive guide for students and professionals. Walsh writes in a crystal-clear, practical way. She outlines those factors in human development and community life that foster resilience, and illustrates ways to help families delve inward into untapped spiritual and emotional resources, and reach outward to connect with others. Her framework has the elasticity to encompass the wide variety of families of the 21st century. Walsh’s work transforms the usual pathologizing approach to adversity, offering an uplifting orientation that is deeply needed in our field."--Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, PhD (h.c.), Multicultural Family Institute, Highland Park, New Jersey
"In this era of stress and uncertainty, Walsh brings us a framework for hope and healing. This second edition updates and expands what has become a classic text in the psychotherapy literature. Providing an integrated view of resilience and reconciliation, the book helps us understand how the human spirit can withstand and grow from trauma, and shows what professionals can do to build on client and family strengths. This book is 'must' reading for all health and human service professionals who practice with individuals, couples, families, and communities."--Susan H McDaniel, PhD, University of Rochester
|Ch. 1||Foundations of a family resilience approach||3|
|Ch. 2||The growing diversity and complexity of families in a changing world||27|
|Ch. 3||Belief systems : the heart and soul of resilience||49|
|Ch. 4||Organizational patterns : family shock absorbers||83|
|Ch. 5||Communication processes : facilitating mutual support and problem solving||106|
|Ch. 6||Practice principles and guidelines to strengthen family resilience||129|
|Ch. 7||A family resilience framework for community-based programs and services||164|
|Ch. 8||Loss, recovery, and resilience||181|
|Ch. 9||Chronic illness and family caregiving : challenges and gifts||217|
|Ch. 10||Strengthening resilience in vulnerable multistressed families||251|
|Ch. 11||Recovery from trauma, traumatic loss, and major disasters : strengthening family and community resilience||288|
|Ch. 12||Reconnection and reconciliation : bridge over troubled waters||318|
Posted August 31, 2013
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