Families as Partners: Supporting Family Resiliency Through Early Intervention

Rebecca Frantz, Sarah Grace Hansen, Jane Squires, Wendy Machalicek

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Child development occurs within the context of the child's family, neighborhood, and community environment. Early childhood providers support positive outcomes, not only for the children with whom they directly work with but also for their families. Families of children with developmental delays often experience unique challenges. A family resiliency framework addresses how families confronting these challenges can experience positive outcomes. Family resiliency is strengthened by protective factors, which augment outcomes for the child and the family. A family resiliency framework is described and protective factors known to strengthen family resiliency are discussed. Strategies for enhancing family protective factors through early intervention and related services are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalInfants and Young Children
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • family functioning
  • family resiliency
  • multidisciplinary teaming
  • parental stress
  • protective factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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