- This theme explores concrete expressions of the resilience shown by parents at one time or another in the course of their development. This involves undertaking with parents a retrospective assessment of their entire development as parents, of the pivotal moments, and of the personal and external resources that helped them “get through it”. Taking time out to look back at what they have accomplished is often a source of encouragement for parents.
- This tool can be useful to help parents get their bearings. At the start of follow-up, it can also give professionals a broader view of the persons being supported and what they have experienced and overcome, and later on, this tool can be useful to close the loop. Such a retrospective can give parents confidence in their capacities and help them to believe in their ability to face future challenges.
- Au terme d’un suivi individuel, cet outil peut permettre de fermer la boucle; ce retour en arrière peut alimenter la confiance du parent en ses capacités et lui permettre de croire qu’il parviendra à composer avec les défis futurs.