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Saturday, October 31, 2009

An Exploratory Study of the Nature of Family Resilience in Families Affected by Parental Alcohol Abuse

Resilient families are able to adapt to adversities, but the nature of family resilience is not well understood.

This study
examines patterns of family functioning that may protect families from the negative impact of alcohol abuse. Naturally occurring patterns of family functioning are identified and associations between these patterns and parenting, current parental alcohol use, recent family stressful events, supportive relationships outside the family, and demographic characteristics are assessed.

The study results
reveal a continuum of family functioning associated with parenting, child’s perception of teacher caring, and race.

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