Families as navigators and negotiators : facilitating culturally and contextually specific expressions of resilience

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dc.contributor.author Ungar, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-22T15:58:37Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-22T15:58:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Ungar, M. (2010). Families as Navigators and Negotiators: Facilitating Culturally and Contextually Specific Expressions of Resilience. Family Process, 49(3), 421-435.doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2010.01331.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1545-5300
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/51534
dc.description.abstract A social ecological model of resilience is used to show that resilience is dependent on a family's ability to both access available resources that sustain individual and collective well-being, as well as participate effectively in the social discourse that defines which resources are culturally and contextually meaningful. In this paper both clinical evidence and a review of the research inform an integrated social ecological model of practice that is focused on advocating for the mental health resources necessary to nurture resilience, including the individual and family processes of coconstruction of meaning. Family therapists can help marginalized families living in challenging contexts develop skills as both navigators who access resources, as well as negotiators who are able to convince therapists and other service providers of what are culturally and contextually meaningful sources of support. A case study of an African-Canadian youth and his family will be presented. The implications of this approach to assessing therapeutic outcomes will also be discussed. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 421-435) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en
dc.subject RESILIENCE en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject RACISM en
dc.subject NAVIGATION en
dc.subject NEGOTIATION en
dc.subject ADVOCACY en
dc.subject FAMILY en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject YOUTH HEALTH en
dc.subject SOCIAL WELFARE en
dc.title Families as navigators and negotiators : facilitating culturally and contextually specific expressions of resilience en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 104518
idrc.project.componentnumber 104518007
idrc.project.componentnumber 104518015
idrc.project.componentnumber 104518016
idrc.project.componentnumber 104518017
idrc.project.title International Community-University Research Alliance Program (ICURA) en
idrc.copyright.holder FPI Inc.
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