Intervention of Hope


Hope remains a major key factor for resilience, does it?
Shepard and O'Neill (2012) published findings of a qualitative phase of a mixed-method study, which suggested that providing hope is pivotal for sustaining caregivers of children with FASD. The authors investigated the effect that attendance at a therapeutic caregiver-involved camp, Whitecrow Village Camp, had on caregivers of children with FASD. Eighteen caregivers completed semi-structured interviews. Eight major content categories were identified in the data and five metathemes emerged under the overarching metatheme of a life-changing experience: providing hope. According to Shepard and O'Neill, analysis of the data suggested that attendance at Whitecrow Village Camp had a positive influence on the coping behaviour of caregivers of children with FASD.

Shepard, B., & O'Neill, L. K. (2012). Intervention of hope: Sustaining caregivers of children with FASD through therapeutic psychoeducational camps. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, 4(1), 79-108.