Stress and Resilience Final Study Guide

Stress and Resilience Final Study Guide - Stress and...

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Stress and Resilience Final Pg. 450 RESILIENCE “Research shows that children of disturbed or incompetent parents learn to watch out for themselves and grow strong in the process. Young survivors figure out how to locate allies outside the family, find pleasure in fantasy games, or build self-esteem by winning recognition in school. Over time, the capacity to rise above adversity by developing skills such as these expands and ripens into lasting strengths or aspects of the survivor’s self that I can call resiliencies . There are seven. ..” 1. Insight – The habit of asking tough questions and giving honest answers. 2. Independence – Drawing boundaries between yourself and troubled parents; keeping emotional and physical distance while satisfying the demands of you conscience. 3. Relationships – Intimate and fulfilling ties to other people that balance a mature regard for your own needs with empathy and the capacity to give to someone else. 4. Initiative – Taking charge of problems; exerting control; a taste for stretching and testing yourself in demanding tasks 5. Creativity – Imposing order, beauty, and purpose on the chaos of your troubling experiences and painful feelings 6. Humor – Finding the comic in the tragic 7. Morality – An informed conscience that extends your wish for a good personal life to all of humankind. Pg. 452 “Injury and repair, defeat and triumph, fear and courage, go hand in hand. This unlikely mix of feelings is called Survivor’s Pride Pg. 207 Family Distress Model – 5 phases (Cornille and Boroto) Phase 1 – Families Predictable Pattern (Stable Patterns) Phase 2 – Disruption and Attempted Solution (Solving Problems) Phase 3 – Crisis Phase 4 – Trying to control a crisis in Isolation (Organized Around Crisis) Phase 5 – Solving a Crisis through social support - Parentification : emotional responsibility of parent - Boundary ambiguity: The perception of the event or situation. Not knowing who is in and who is out of one’s family. This can occur when the facts regarding the event are unclear. *Two Types 1 st Type : Physical Absence with psychological presence (family member is physically absent but perceived as psychologically present) 2 nd Type : Physical Presence with Psychological absence (family is physically intact, but one member is emotionally unavailable to the family system)
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- Families are living systems. Living systems must maintain their boundaries over
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