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dc.contributor.author Yanicki, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-20T21:01:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-20T21:01:31Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Yanicki, S. (2005). Social support and family assets: The perceptions of low-income lone-mother families about support from home visitation. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 96(1), 46-48. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4885
dc.description Sherpa Romeo blue journal: delayed open access en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Research on lone-mother families has commonly focussed on psychosocial risk factors and deficits rather than family assets (strengths and resiliency characteristics). The negative impacts of poverty and social isolation have been well documented. Home visitation programs provide formal support to overburdened families, yet little research has focussed on the meaning of support (e.g., formal and informal) from the perspective of families. Methods: This qualitative exploratory descriptive study was completed in southwestern Alberta, with a purposeful sample of 13 families (mean annual income of $15,423 and 2.1 children) using mixed measurement (clinical tools and 2 semi-structured interviews). Results: Similarities and differences in support and three lone-mother family structures were identified. A few lone-mother families described transformative experiences related to affirmative support from the home visitor. Not all families reported having ‘enough support’ to meet their needs. Sources of change in family assets included: a) support from the home visitor, b) ‘other supports’, or c) personal growth. On balance, support from home visitation was most commonly described as supporting these changes. Summary: Support and assets were explored from a broad family and environmental context. Practice implications for home visitation and areas for future research were identified. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Public Health Association en_US
dc.subject Family characteristics en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Qualitative research en_US
dc.subject Single-parent family en_US
dc.subject Social support en_US
dc.subject Lone-mother en_US
dc.subject Low-income en_US
dc.subject Family assets en_US
dc.subject Home visitation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Single-parent families--Alberta
dc.subject.lcsh Fatherless families--Alberta
dc.subject.lcsh Social networks--Alberta
dc.title Social support and family assets: the perceptions of low-income lone-mother families about support from home visitation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US


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