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Psych 209 AMS Approach  AMS Context Paradigms Normalization Social construction Growing fields Practice AMS Interviewing
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What is an AMS approach? Advanced = inclusive Multi-systemic = person in context Considers culture Strengths, empowerment approach Links people to the structures in which they  operate Asks:  how do people adapt to structures? How do people understand and construct  interpretations of their lives within structures?
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Defining Context Micro level:  self within our family Mezzo Level:  neighborhoods,  communities, social institutions that  surround us Macro:  culture, laws, ideologies,  religion/beliefs
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How is family violence defined?  Who defines it?  Why is it important to examine the influence  of claims making on the definition of social  problems? Should family violence be defined broadly or 
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