SLEZÁČKOVÁ, Alena and Irena SOBOTKOVÁ. Family Resilience : Positive Psychology Approach to Healthy Family Functioning. In Kumar, Updesh. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience. Oxford: Routledge, 2017. p. 379-390. Routledge International Handbooks. ISBN 978-1-138-95487-8.
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Original name Family Resilience : Positive Psychology Approach to Healthy Family Functioning
Authors SLEZÁČKOVÁ, Alena (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Irena SOBOTKOVÁ (203 Czech Republic).
Edition Oxford, The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience, p. 379-390, 12 pp. Routledge International Handbooks, 2017.
Publisher Routledge
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50102 Psychology, special ;
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/17:00095873
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
ISBN 978-1-138-95487-8
Keywords in English family resilience; positive psychology; family functioning
Tags rivok, topvydavatel
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
Nowadays, many families are exposed to changing living conditions, increasing life demands and disruptive crises. The concept of family resilience has become very important. Family resilience is understood as a process which protects and recovers family functioning and involves positive transformation and growth. The family resilience framework is theoretically enshrined in the family systems approach. Recently, new findings in the field of positive psychology have started to reveal the factors behind well-functioning and flourishing families. The present chapter introduces positive factors and key processes of family resilience that contribute to optimal functioning of the family system. The basic and general factors supporting family resilience include, among others, effective communication, cohesion, family hardiness, hope, positive outlook, and well-being of family members. This shows clearly that family psychology overlaps with positive psychology and health psychology in the family resilience framework. The chapter presents a research-informed overview of various approaches for understanding and strengthening family resilience. Practice applications, including strategies and interventions based on the positive psychology approach, are described. Application of the conceptual framework of resilience in prevention and intervention efforts to strengthen healthy family functioning in counselling and therapeutic contexts is also highlighted.
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