The Recipe for a Resilient Family
Belief systemsResilient families…
- Are able to make meaning of the adversity, perhaps by normalizing the hardship or viewing it as an opportunity for growth.
- Have a hopeful and positive outlook. They seize opportunities and persevere.
- Have a sense of purpose, larger values or some form of spirituality/faith to lean on.
Organizational patternsResilient families…
- Are flexible and able to adapt to new circumstances while also maintaining some stability (rituals, routines, strong leadership).
- Are connected and supportive of one another. They respect each other as individuals.
- Have social and economic resources by mobilizing the support of kin, social and community networks.
Communication patternsResilient families…
- Have clear communication. They seek and speak truth.
- They are open with their emotions and willing to share a range of feelings without blaming or “lashing out”.
- Are able to tap into their inner resourcefulness and collaborate to problem solve.