SocW582_F11_Session3

SocW582_F11_Session3 - Promoting Resiliency in Families and...

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Promoting Resiliency in Families and Children Alfred G. Perez Jane Addam College of Social Work University of Illinois at
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2 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Promoting Resiliency with Children and Families C u ltu ra l M i ieu Government Policy EXISTING PROGRAMS Current Interventions HUMAN BEHAVIOR Paradigms SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT Theories System, Soc Construction Ecological, Existential METHODS Practical Behaviors Engage – Evaluate Technology BEST PRACTICES State-of-Art Master Practices Synthesis R/R RESEARCH Assumptions Practice Design PROFESSIONAL PURPOSE Social Enhancement VALUES Code of Ethics RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY Historical Time World View Spirituality
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3 DEFINING RESILIENCE Resilience is concerned with individual variations in response to risk. Resilience refers to the positive pole of individual differences in people’s response to stress and adversity, as well as hope and optimism in the face of adversity (Rutter, 1987, pp. 316– 317). not defined in terms of the absence of pathology or heroics. Rather, it is an ability to cope with adversity, stress, and deprivation (Begun, 1993, pp. 28–29).
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4 DEFINING RESILIENCE (cont.) Resilience is the ability to maintain continuity of one’s personal narrative and a coherent sense of self following traumatic events (Borden, 1992, p. 125). normal development under difficult conditions (Fonagy, Steele, Steele, Higgitt, & Target, 1994, p. 233).
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5 Risk and Resilience Theory: Basic Assumptions Resilience is a biopsychosocial and spiritual phenomenon. involves a transnational dynamic process of person-environment exchanges. encompasses an adaptational process of goodness-of-fit. occurs across the life course with individuals, families, and communities experiencing unique
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6 Risk and Resilience Theory: Basic Assumptions (cont.) Resilience is linked to life stress and people’s unique coping capacity. involves competence in daily functioning. may be on a continuum—a polar opposite to risk. may be interactive, having an effect in combination with risk factors.
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7 Risk and Resilience Theory: Basic Assumptions (cont.) Resilience is expressed and affected by multilevel attachments, both distal and proximal, including family, school, peers, neighborhood, community, and society; consequently, resilience is a function of micro-, exo-, meso-, and macro-factors. is affected by the availability of environmental resources. is influenced by power differentials.
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DEFINING RISK Risk is commonly assessed on a continuum from low to high and refers to the probability that any form of child maltreatment, regardless of severity, may occur or recur in the future. When referring to risk, it is preferable to use the complete phrase, “risk of future maltreatment” to ensure clarity and to differentiate from other risks, such as the
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Risk Factors are influences that may interfere with a person's or family's ability to cope during times of stress. Risk traits
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course SOCW 582 taught by Professor Alfredperez during the Fall '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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