Master of Arts
Family Life Education
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 1)
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 2)
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 3)
This project focuses on a celebration of the African American family by exploring the five researched strengths which have helped many African American families remain resilient despite historical and societal pressures. The five major strengths are; desire for strong achievement orientation, strong work ethic, flexible family roles, strong kinship bond, and strong religious orientation. In spite of past negative research on the African American family new positive, holistic research from a solution's framework clearly reveals strengths and wealmesses which can empower families and practitioners to find solutions based on strengths rather than weaknesses.
Recommended CitationSmith, G. (2005). Models of Resiliency: Celebrating Strengths in the African American Family (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_mahs/28
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