Creating Family Resilience?

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Creating Family Resilience?

Show simple item record Lean, Kirstin en_US 2012-02-13T16:00:27Z en_US 2013-03-21T12:48:25Z 2012-01-09 en_US
dc.description.abstract The balance between family support and child protection services is continuously challenged by high-profile cases. These highlight shortcomings both of the UK system and of research on the effectiveness of child maltreatment interventions (Munro, 2011). One such intervention is the Resolutions Approach to ‘denied’ child abuse (Turnell and Essex, 2006) – a systemic approach which creates a support network including extended family, friends, community members and professionals. There is, however, only limited research analysing the supporters’ experience of this intervention. In the present study five semi-structured group interviews were conducted in order to investigate how the family support network members made sense of their participation in Resolutions. Through a thematic analysis three related themes: returning hope; building safety and trusting a professional were identified. Additionally, special attention was paid to processes linked to the creation of family resilience (Walsh, 2003). Based on two contrasting case studies the potential creation of family resilience through Resolutions was discussed and clinical recommendations for creating family resilience within support networks were outlined. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject child protection en_GB
dc.subject systemic intervention en_GB
dc.subject extended family support network experiences en_GB
dc.subject family resilience en_GB
dc.subject thematic analysis en_GB
dc.title Creating Family Resilience? en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB 2012-02-13T16:00:27Z en_US 2013-03-21T12:48:25Z
dc.contributor.advisor McClelland, Lynn en_US
dc.publisher.department Psychology en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle DClinPsych in Clinical and Community Psychology en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname DClinPsych en_GB

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