Enhancing resilience and family health in the Asian context

Citation
Clw. Chan et Ekl. Chan, Enhancing resilience and family health in the Asian context, ASIA P J S, 11, 2001, pp. 5-17
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Social Work & Social Policy
Journal title
ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK
ISSN journal
0218-5385 → ACNP
Volume
11
Year of publication
2001
Pages
5 - 17
Database
ISI
SICI code
0218-5385(200107)11:<5:ERAFHI>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Social workers can facilitate the formation of a new form of resilience to cope with the ever-changing social context of individuals and families. The resilience can be established through a new form of "Body,Mind-Spirit Tran sformation Therapy". Through working with chronic patients, dying patients, bereaved families, infertile couples, divorced women and disadvantaged chi ldren, the authors have developed a new intervention approach of Transforma tion Therapy which emphasised the building strength and resilience of indiv iduals. This approach incorporates the body, the mind, the spirit as well a s the social participation to help transform clients in "turning curses int o blessings" and "transformation through pain", This growth-oriented approa ch help build a healthy body, healthy mind and a healthy sense of meaning o f life in society. Specific examples of individuals and groups are used to illustrate how individuals and families changed into being more resilient t hrough transformation therapy.