families and caregiving

families and caregiving - FAMILIES AND CAREGIVING FAMILY R...

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FAMILIES   AND   CAREGIVING     F AMILY R ELATIONSHIPS AND S OCIAL S UPPORT S YSTEMS I. The social support system a. Defining concept of social support i. network of relatives, friends, and organizations that provides both emotional support and instrumental support ii. support function: what network members actually do iii. support bank 1. deposits are made early I n life course in anticipation of future needs, or withdrawals 2. remain stable in the quality of interaction 3. participation in organization declines with age iv. convoy model of social relations 1. protective layer surround the individual and help in the successful negotiation of life’s challenges 2. dynamic and lifelong b. Gender differences in social support systems i. Women more likely to maintain social networks ii. Women have more people in their support networks, more frequent contact with network members, more complex relationships iii. Extensive involvements in intimate networks has drawbacks (women) 1. Negatively affected by family tensions and by stressful events that occur among people who are close to them
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2008 for the course GE CLUST 80A taught by Professor Various during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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