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Families Weeks 3-6: HBSE II
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Families Outline WEEK ONE  Systems Theory  Subsystems; Boundaries; Homeostasis;  Family Life Cycle ; Gender, culture, ethnicity factors in family functioning. WEEK TWO  Family Dynamics  –  Structure  – Power; Pathological structures – enmeshment, disengagement,  scapegoat.  Communication  – Roles – messenger, parentified or spousal children, symmetry & complementarity;  Stressful Life Events family functioning.  WEEK THREE   Pathways to Delinquency  – Authority conflict, covert, overt  –. Poor family attachment, poor parenting behavior. Strengthening Families VIDEO: Families First – Family Preservation, strengths perspective, social learning, systems  perspective, ecological perspective. WEEK FOUR CASE STUDIES: The Shore Family; The Smith Family. Assessment & Care Plan.
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SYSTEMS THEORY (Robert Chin) When we talk about something as a system  we assume that it has the following elements:  Organization Interaction Interdependency Integration of parts and elements. Systems Analysis assumes structure and  stability within some selected time period.
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Homeostasis Range of Behavior Norms Activation of Homeostatic Mechanisms Activation of Homeostatic Mechanisms •Fig 1. The operation of homeostatic mechanisms in the family. In a home heating system, when the temperature deviates from a preset norm, the deviation is registered and counteracted by the homeostatic mechanisms of the thermostat system. Families respond to similar cues to achieve balance and equilibrium. Source: Goldenberg, I. & Goldenberg, H. (2004). Family Therapy: An Overview. (6th ed.) Belmont, CA:Wadsworth/Thomson Publishing.
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Homeostasis It is helpful to visualize a system by drawing a large circle. The elements 
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week 3 - Families Weeks 36: HBSE II Families Outline WEEK...

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