Assessing patterns of family functioning and family strengths in the families of preschoolers with developmental delays, behaviour problems, and both / by Jessica Franks.
Children with disabilities Family relationships
Preschool children Family relationships
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"Theories of family functioning, which identify important processes or components of family structure and interactions, have a common flaw of bipolarity, with 'functioning well' at one end of the spectrum and 'dysfunctional' at the other end. This results in the loss of important information about the positive characteristics of families, family strengths. Prior research has indicated that families of preschool aged children with behaviour problems or developmental delays demonstrate distinct patterns of family functioning characteristics. Though little research has explored family strengths, there is some indication that patterns of family strengths differ between families facing different challenges.
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