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160-12 - 4/7/11 Stressors - A Stressors (individual or...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/7/11 Family Stress and Coping SFL 160:
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4/7/11 This Week 1. Why study family stress? 2. Learning the ABC’s of family stress 3. Specific Stressors
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4/7/11 A quick Review Remember: Family systems strive to achieve their family goals through family process (rules, communication, etc) Family goals are only fully achieved via equilibrium Family processes are structured assuming a family’s unchanging nature
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4/7/11 Stress Reflection Think about the last time you were stressed out. What was changing? How did you cope? Why did you cope that way?
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4/7/11 Conceptual Framework Family systems theory helps us understand what happens within systems when stress occurs. Stress in one part of the family will create stress in the entire system Families must cope with stress as a unit Bring Work Home with You
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4/7/11 ABC-X A Event or Situation B Resources C Perception X Degree of Stress
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4/7/11 An Example A Child Leaving for College B Cell Phone Internet Car Family Cohesion C It’s Time It’s a Good School He/she Will Visit Frequently X Low Level of Stress
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Unformatted text preview: 4/7/11 Stressors - A Stressors (individual or family) are the (potential) cause of family stress May be: Small vs. large events (stress pile-up) Isolated vs interconnected 4/7/11 Resources - B Almost anything that helps a family adapt is a resource Think back to social exchange theory What are some resources that might be used by a family? Resources will only be tapped to the extent that the family perceives an event as stressful and they perceive the resources as available. 4/7/11 Perception - C Perceptions are often more predictive of outcomes than actual fact Example of this? A single event may be perceived differently by different systems (family vs. extended family) or by individuals within the family My Utah Move 4/7/11 The X Factor X represents the amount of stress felt by the system or the reaction (behavior) to the stressor. Is based on a combination of A, B, and C. Could be healthy or unhealthy Could create more As Example: Self-medicating...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course SFL 160 taught by Professor Brianwilloughby during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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