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Családi reziliencia
Family Resilience

Author(s): Pál Tünde, Csilla Lakatos
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Erdélyi Unitárius Egyház
Keywords: adversity; crisis; family; intervention; prevention; psychology; relations; resilience; stress; surmounting stress;

Summary/Abstract: This article advances a systemic view of resilience in ecological and developmental contexts. It presents the concept of family resilience, attending to interactional processes over time that strengthen both individual and family hardiness. Extending our understanding of normal family functioning, the concept of family resilience offers a useful framework to identify and strengthen key processes that enable families to surmount crises and persistent stresses. There are many pathways in relational resilience, varying to fit diverse family forms, psychosocial challenges, resources, and constraints. Shared beliefs and narratives that foster a sense of coherence, collaboration, competence, and confidence are vital in coping and mastery. Spirituality and religion can be signifi cant resources in fostering individual and family resilience. A spiritual or religious worldview provides beliefs, values, practices, and relationships that can strengthen resilience. The concept of resilience, the ability to withstand and rebound from crisis and adversity, has valuable potential for research, intervention, and prevention approaches aiming to strengthen couples and families.

  • Issue Year: 124/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 371-389
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Hungarian