Managing stress and functioning well when faced with challenges, adversity and trauma.
Parents who can cope with the stresses of everyday life, as well an occasional crisis, have resilience. They have the flexibility and inner strength necessary to bounce back when things are not going well. Multiple life stressors, such as a family history of abuse and/or neglect, health problems, marital conflict, or domestic or community violence—and financial stressors such as unemployment, poverty, and homelessness—may reduce a parent's capacity to cope effectively with the typical day-to-day stresses of raising children.
Learn more from the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Protective Factors Framework.