Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicología
Print version ISSN 1794-9998
DE ANDRADE SEIDL, Marisol Lurdes and DA CRUZ BENETTI, Silvia Pereira. Family Resilience: New Perspectives in Health Promotion and Prevention. Diversitas [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 43-55. ISSN 1794-9998.
Studies about family resilience are important instruments for the development of preventive strategies addressed to families at risk, taking into consideration the family capacities of transformation when facing adversities. From this perspective, the objective of the current article is to discuss the concept of resilience in families, specially the main conceptual models of the resilient processes and the principal findings regarding resilient processes identified in studies in Brazilian families. Finally, the implications of this approach to the preventive work with families are highlighted and the ecological model is introduced as an alternative methodology to work with families in vulnerable situations.
Keywords : family; resilience; risk factor; ecological model; brazilian families.