RESILIENCE VS. DISABILITY: EFFECTIVE COPING APPROACHES IN THE CONTEXT OF A FAMILY CRISIS
Keywords:coping, family crisis, disabilities, adaptation skills, resilience, strengths, weaknesses
Disability represents a complex condition involving physical, intellectual, or sensory limitations, resulting in significant restrictions in daily activities and social participation. Adapting to the needs of a child with disabilities involves additional financial resources, amplifying financial pressures and uncertainty about the family's economic stability. Besides the consequences at the family level, society as a whole experience the repercussions of this issue. Stigmatization and marginalization of children with disabilities and their families constitute an unacceptable reality, generating exclusivity and social inequities. In this article, I intended to detail the coping strategies of families facing a crisis related to their child's disability. The exploratory research (conducted within a master's thesis) was carried out on a sample of 10 parents whose children receive free services at a Day Center in Iasi. The results of this preliminary research offer a significant perspective on the coping methods of families facing their child's disability and familial crisis. These findings can serve as a solid foundation for the development of larger-scale studies that contribute to identifying effective intervention strategies and tailored support for the specific needs of these vulnerable families.
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