9 Family Stress

9 Family Stress - Family Stress & Change It can be positive...

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Family Stress & Change It can be positive &/or negative. Some enjoy the “adrenaline rush.”
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A stimulus or event with potential to cause stress Physical —external to the system, primarily NE Social —Traumatic or pleasant events Psychological —Strong Emotions Can be bad or good Examples: Papers or projects due Time constraints Moving Marriage Breaking up or Divorce Having a baby STRESSOR
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Reaction/response to a stressor Involves pressure vs. adaptability Stressor is an “event” / stress is a “response.” Naturally occurring & certain amount is needed to get things done. STRESS
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Person or system is unable to handle stress. A stressor…no matter how big does NOT automatically lead to a crisis. REMEMBER… Stressor is the EVENT Stress is the RESPONSE Crisis is the PROCESS of not being able to CRISIS
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FAMILY STRESS --state of tension arising when demands tax a family’s resources. FAMILY CRISIS
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course FAD 3271 taught by Professor Caroldaring during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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