Tuesday, August 02, 2011

On the Keys to Family Survival and Resilience: Spirituality and social support

It may seem like a commonplace idea to some, but I still get a thrill when I see acknowledgement in professional literature in my field of work of the importance of spirituality (and religion). Here are two slides from researcher Jill Berrick's presentation to a Washington State Courts Best Practices in Dependency conference (dealing with reunification of children who have been removed from the care of their parent) here in the county where I work. What contributes to family resilience? Right at the top, a spiritual foundation and social support are keys to family survival. This is what Baha'is offer to their neighbors through the grassroots-oriented, spiritually based Institute Process. -gw

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