Stories of Successful Reunification: A Narrative Study of Family Resilience in Child Welfare

@inproceedings{Lietz2011StoriesOS,
  title={Stories of Successful Reunification: A Narrative Study of Family Resilience in Child Welfare},
  author={Cynthia A. Lietz and Margaret Strength},
  year={2011}
}
Family resilience literature discusses the strengths helpful to families when overcoming adversity. This study looks at the resilience of 15 families whose children were removed due to child maltreatment, but who achieved reunification and maintained improved functioning over time. Qualitative methods guided by the narrative tradition were used to elicit stories of successful reunification. Findings uncovered 10 strengths evaluated by these families as highly influential in their ability to… CONTINUE READING

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