Family resilience: Israeli mothers' perspectives

Orna Cohen*, Iris Slonim, Ricky Finzi, Ronit D. Leichtentritt

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This qualitative study reveals the components underlying the concept "family resilience" based on the perception of Israeli women in families who underwent a crisis in the past year. The study is based on the analysis of 15 semi-structured interviews using grounded theory methods. Five main components were identified as family resilience was perceived in terms of (a) interpersonal relations; (b) the ability to share painful feelings, (c) flexibility among family members; (d) connectedness; and (e) family's values. These components have practical implications for professionals working with families that are encountering stressful life situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-187
Number of pages15
JournalThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


FundersFunder number
Lipa & Frida Halperin


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