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No Strangers to Adversity: Resilience-promoting practices among South African women child protection social workers

Despite the call to enhance the resilience of CPSWs, to date, only five research studies have explored resilience processes in CPSWs. In this article, authors present findings that describe resilience-enhancing practices in the lives of 15 South African CPSWs who were considered resilient. Findings reveal that the overall well-being and functioning of these 15 South African CPSWs are endangered by several occupational risk factors, but their resilience practices primarily include practice- and purpose-informing creeds, support systems, constructive transactions, and accentuating the positive.

Elmien Truter, Linda Theron, Ansie Fouche
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