Summary

The role of the health care provider is therefore to empower families to improve their coping behaviors, encourage advocacy skills and to enhance their ability to bounce back, "family resilience." In doing this, health care providers should be nonjudgmental, listen to both adolescent and parent, promote resilience, enable and empower each person to express him or herself, pay attention to nonverbal communication between adolescent and parent and to facilitate communication between adolescent and his/her family.

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