Ungar, M. (2010). Families as navigators and negotiators: Facilitating

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Running Head: Families as navigators and negotiators Assignment #1: Article Critique Ungar, M. (2010). Families as navigators and negotiators: Facilitating culturally and contextually specific expressions of resilience. Family Process, 49(3), 421-435. 9/26/2013 Families as navigators and negotiators 1 I.Reading-Main Points The focus of the Ungar article “Families as Navigators and Negotiators: Facilitating Culturally and Contextually Specific Expressions of Resilience” (2010), is on Psychological resilience on both the individual and family level. Resilience by definition is the ability to become…show more content…
He had difficulty regulating negative emotions and was unable to demonstrate sensitive reaction to daily stressful Families as navigators and negotiators 4 life events, showed higher levels of depression and regularly smoked marijuana (Ong, Bergeman, Bisconti, Wallace, 2006) (Engeman, 2013). Until Richard’s suprasystem or community environment was changed, such as school, he did not start to make any appreciable progress. When the focal system of family also began an evolutionary movement, Richard’s father making the effort to pay the funds Richard was owed, Richard was now able to draw on the available resources required for the consistent expression of social norms that constituted desirable behavior in sync with his cultural and ethnic background and opportunities for him to participate in the life of the community as a valued member became open (Bernard, 1991). The Ecological Theory is brought into play by overlaying its dimensions Culture, Social Structure, Formal Organizations, etc. on the Systems Theory and making it a more robust tool in assessing resilience in both the individual and family constructs. What the article highlights is that viewing Family and Individuals only in light of the component parts of Dynamic Systems Theory leaves out integral components of what makes individuals and families able

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