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Fostering Resilience and Well-Being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters

Valerie Maholmes


The book focuses primarily on the ways in which children and families experiencing the challenges of economic disadvantage use hope as a way to manage and overcome adversity. The author asks important questions relevant to program development and policy. Such questions include “Are we wired to hope?” and “Can friendships ameliorate the effects of problematic parenting styles?” The centerpiece of the book is the interviews with family members who have experienced adversity but have managed to overcome these experiences through the support of targeted programs and evidence-based interventions. I ... More

Keywords: hope, optimism, resilience, poverty, economic disadvantage, adversity, parenting, child development, family strengths

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199959525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie Maholmes, author
National Institutes of Health