April Promoting Resiliency in Families and Children Did you ever wonder why some of the families and children we work with overcome their hardships, despite crisis, pain, and difficult life experiences? When this occurs, we say that the family or child involved has the power to bounce back--that they are resilient. As social workers, our job is to promote resiliency in families and children, to help them recover from whatever challenges they face, be it abuse, neglect, or separation. In order to succeed in this task, we need to be able to do two things.
The sample was composed of 97 respondents representing 41 families who lived throughout the United States. The data were collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire during the months of May,through December, The questionnaire included the following: A percentage and frequency count and the chi-square test were used to analyzed the data.
The family members in the study indicated that commitment and understanding were the most important factors which contributed to making the marriage satisfying. God centeredness was another salient factor that was perceived by the respondents as contributing to marital satisfaction.
One major finding of this study was that members of strong Black families tend to enhance each others self-esteem through sharing compliments and appreciation. No significant relationship was found to exist between perceptions concerning the degree which family members were happy or satisfied according to sex, social class and depth of religious faith.
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies Publisher: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location s:In this report, the Task Force on Resilience and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents encourages a paradigm shift from an emphasis on risk to exploring the complex interactive process of resilience in African-American youth.
It also examines the role of the five cultural strengths on the functioning of contemporary African American families.
This book was first published in when the author was Director of Research for the National Urban League, which was headed by Mr. Vernon E. Jordan, Executive Director.
The Strengths of Black Families, includes a preface by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Executive Director of the Urban League, and a forward by Andrew Billingsley, whose Black Families in .
Andrew Billingsley 's Black Families in White America () and Robert Hill's The Strength of Black Families () were pioneering efforts in this regard. Significant and lasting contributions to this genre were also made, beginning in the s, by Charles Willie, Robert Staples, Carol Stack, Walter Allen, Harriette and John McAdoo, and others. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The Community Health Worker Preparation training is a fun, interactive and co-learning experience. It builds upon the strengths, skills and leadership capacities of our program participants who are interested in advocating for and providing peer support, networking, information, and resources to African American parents and their families.
This publication, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child, is personal for me, and it should be personal for you too, regardless of your own skin color.
Our children will inherit this despair. it is about the risks and the successes of Black families who love.
Myths and Strengths of the Black Family: A Historical and Sociological Contribution to Family Therapy. Michael R. Lyles and James H. Carter. Prevailing myths surrounding black families are contrasted with their seldom acknowledged strengths and adaptive behavioral patterns.
This diverse scientific literature leads to specific implications. As strengths-based organizations dedicated to uplifting the Black Family and Community, our collective is pleased to focus on the strengths and resilience of Black Families.
Conference Logistics: The Conference will be held at Evie Dennis Campus, located in the Far Northeast.