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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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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SOCWRK 1015 taught by Professor Rachelfusco during the Fall '11 term at Pittsburgh.
- Fall '11