Ungar, M. (2010). Families as navigators and negotiators: Facilitating
Assignment #1: Article Critique
Ungar, M. (2010). Families as navigators and negotiators: Facilitating culturally and contextually specific expressions of resilience. Family Process,
Families as navigators and negotiators 1
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…
The focal system of the family while holding high expectations for their children, did not create an environment that fostered resilience due to its lack of structure and active participation especially in Richard’s life. The strong relationship with an adult, in this case a parent, did not exist and this lack of relationship helped to increase family discord. Instead of reducing stress and increasing positive outcomes the lack of support within the family actually negatively impacted Richard’s resilience.
In the case of Richard, the