Family contexts pt2

Family contexts pt2 - PSYC/WGST 301 Family Contexts Part 2:...

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PSYC/WGST 301 Family Contexts Part 2: Family Strengths & Challenges Across Ethnic Groups African American Families THE Black Family and the collapse of the Black family Dr. Billingsley’s distinction of social classes A small upper class A middle class A lower class 1. Stable working-class families 2. Both stable and multi- problem poor families African American Families STRENGTHS Strong kinship bonds Strong work orientation Flexibility in family roles Strong motivation to achieve CHALLENGES Being judged as a financial risk Feeling powerless Facing a high risk of being killed as a young man Overcoming discrimination African American Families STRENGTHS
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2 Strong religious affiliation Caring parenting Egalitarian marriages CHALLENGES Achieving higher levels of education Violence against each other Identifying male role models Hispanic/Latino Families STRENGTHS Familism High family cohesion High family flexibility
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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Family contexts pt2 - PSYC/WGST 301 Family Contexts Part 2:...

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