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Published: 17 April 2014

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199959525

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Fostering Resilience and Well-Being in Children and Families in Poverty

Why Hope Still Matters

Valerie Maholmes, PhD

  • Focuses on the ways that families at risk can overcome adversity and challenges
  • Highlights the intersection of hope, optimism, and resilience and the role they play in fostering positive outcomes for children and families in poverty
  • Interviews with families provide unique insights about the struggles and triumphs of overcoming the grip of poverty
  • Addresses important questions relevant to program development and policy, such as what motivates people to strive beyond their circumstances to overcome adversity?

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