Family by Family responds to “resources tend toresearch that shows families multiply, just aswith more internal resources(e.g. optimism) and externalresources (e.g. informalsocial support) are better stressors tend toable to manage stress &move forward. These multiply…”resources are often referredto as protective factors.Arney, F. and Scott, D. 2010. Working with Berry, M. 1997. The family at risk: Issues and trends invulnerable families: A partnership approach. family preservation services. Columbia: University ofCambridge University Press. South Carolina Press.
The literature also tells usthat informal social supports- and the skills & experiencesgood support enables - areimportant aspects ofeffective parentinginterventions and evidencedstrategies for responding tostress and trauma.Bromﬁeld, L., Lamont, A., et. al. 2010."Issues for the safety and wellbeing ofchildren & families with multiple and complexproblems." NCPC Issues, Issue 33.
The human, economic and socialcosts of not responding to stressand trauma are very high.Children that live amongststressors like family breakdown,social isolation, domestic violence,child abuse and neglect, addiction,and mental illness are more likelyto have poor outcomes inadolescence and adulthood.The annual price tag on childabuse and neglect in Australia is Valentine, K. and Katz, I. 2007. "Cost$1,944m. effectiveness of early intervention programs for Queensland." Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW.
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