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Strengthening Families and Communities: System Building for Resilience
Strengthening families and communities: System building for resilience
Barbara J. Friesen
EileenBrennan

Parenting any child is a challenging, dynamic process. When a child's disability requires special care or places physical, economic, social, and emotional demands on the family, this challenge to family resources may in itself become a risk factor for the healthy development of that child and others in the family. However, Masten (2001) reminds us of the “ordinary magic” associated with the adaptive capacities of all children. She asserts that resilience is more common than not and concludes that

very little evidence has emerged … to indicate that severe adversity has major or lasting effects on adaptive behaviors in the environment unless important adaptive systems, such as cognition and ...

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