The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that promoted resilience in Haitian women earthquake survivors. The literature on mental health among Haitians is sparse. Furthermore, the concept of resilience is not easily translated across cultures. In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, relocated victims struggled to adjust. This study looks at what factors helped women adjust to their new environment and cope with the traumas and losses suffered from the earthquake. A qualitative design was used to discover and describe resilience. Findings indicate that cultural values and strengths were key factors in the women’s perseverance.
Fanm Vanyan: A Cultural Interpretation of Resilience in Haitian Women.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 17(3), 45-58.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol17/iss3/5