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Unformatted text preview: System Levels : Social, cultural, political, economic Community, work, friends Extended family Nuclear family Individual Interactional Processes How does the family communicate? Feedback (negative or positive) Family roles Family rules Family narratives Stress Family stresses occur around life cycle transition points which may create disruption Can be normative or non-normative Vertical stressors: Family patterns Myths Secrets Horizontal stressors: Developmental (e.g. life cycle transitions) Unpredictable (e.g. chronic illness, accident) 4 Types of Stress One family member with the outside Whole family with outside Family transition points Idiosyncratic problems...
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- Fall '11