A child's experience of parental depression: encouraging relational resilience in families with affective illness.

@article{FochtBirkerts2000ACE,
  title={A child's experience of parental depression: encouraging relational resilience in families with affective illness.},
  author={L Focht-Birkerts and William R. Beardslee},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={417-34}
}
In this article, we describe an approach that parents with affective illness can use to foster the emotional resilience of their children. Building on current research that emphasizes the need to formulate concepts of risk and resilience in terms of family or relational processes, we propose that affectively ill parents can promote resilience in their children by helping them express the affect they experience as a result of parental illness-related behavior. Risk and resilience are… CONTINUE READING

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