Resilience in adulthood : turning points and generativity Public Deposited

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  • This analysis uses data from a larger ethnographic study examining community effects of mobile home park residence on child and youth development to explore the resilient pathways of 8 mothers and maternal guardians in order to understand better how successful adaptation is achieved despite significant threats present throughout the life course. The findings join a growing body of literature that suggests that opportunities for resilience occur at various points throughout the life course. Women speaking from their own lived experiences described patterns of risks such as drug addiction, domestic violence, and poverty that persisted throughout generations of their families and influenced their development. Yet, despite the odds against positive development, they displayed a remarkable capacity to overcome these adversities to move toward successful adaptation adulthood. Our research offers evidence of significant turning points such as connections to supportive mentors or surrogate parents, distancing strategies, and entry into healthier relationships that altered negative developmental trajectories toward more positive outcomes. In addition, faith and a generative commitment offered significant support and reinforcement for successful adaptation.
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