Family Stress and Resilience

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Family Stress and Resilience CPSY 428 Jennifer Connor, PhD, LMFT
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Stress Stress is “a state of tension that arises when demands test, or tax, a family’s capabilities”. Crisis Change Turning point Instability
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Types of Stressors Addition of family member Loss of a family member Ambigious loss Sudden changes Ongoing family conflict Caregiving Demoralizing events Daily family hassles Stressor Overload
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Theoretical Perspectives Life Course/Family Development: points of transition built into family life Family Ecology: outside forces Family Systems: how family reorganizes itself when forced to change Interactionist: changes in identities
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Family Stress Imbalance between pressure and supports Course of family Trigger
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Unformatted text preview: Disorganization Reorganization Vulnerability or resilience dependent on stability of family system Double ABC-X Model Aa: Pile-up Bb: Resources Cc: Appraisal of the stressor BC: Coping strategies XX: Outcome (maladjustment/adjustment) Meeting Crises Positive Outlook Spiritual Values Support Groups Communication Adaptability Social Support/Family/Community Parent in Prison Example Small Group Exercise If you worked, in a helping profession, with a family in which the father was diagnosed with early alzheimers, what questions would you ask to assess their ability to cope with the situation? Apply the Double ABCX model to this situation....
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course CPSY 428 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '07 term at St. Cloud.

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