The problems that occur in street adolescents inflict heavy burdens upon the family, which the family should be able to withstand. Objective: This study aims to identify the families’ experiences of strengthening their resilience in helping street adolescents to adapt as they grow and develop. Method: This qualitative study took a phenomenological approach of recruiting six participants after saturating the data. Results: The study showed that the main reason why adolescents had occupations in the street was to assist their families financially. Other reasons were the influence of friends and imitating the parents’ previous jobs. The families’ anxieties over their adolescents’ safety were psychological responses that emerged later. Investment in spiritual values became a coping source for these families. Conclusions: The families’ acceptance of their fears did not occur because of their powerlessness but rather indicated their resilience in facing the situation.
- Families of street adolescents
- Family resilience