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Spiritual supports used more in stages 3-7. Social support very important for wives at stage 3, 6 & 7. Problem Solving (6 th of Stinett’s characteristics of strong, healthy families) Able to solve problems in a crises Family is a support system Can see positive in bad situation, says Stinett Family acts as a rehabilitator. Rehearse frustrations and hope to get understanding. Effective crises management most likely if: 1. realistic perceptions of event 2. know what resources family has to meet the crises Good external support structure – either via extended family, neighborhood, or church. E.g. provide babysitting. 3. can tolerate tension 4. postpone pleasure (delayed gratification) 5. hope/anticipation of future (Christianity provides these)
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Unformatted text preview: 6. traditional and complementary roles that are specified 7. traditional values and philosophy of life Wilson cites Stinett on methods of problem solving by strong families: 8. worked together to solve problem via discussion or participation 9. religion is vital (or phil.) prayer, faith in God (Stinett says) 10. Need to take action so feel like something can be done (perception of control over outside influences a key difference between chronically poor and rest of population). e.g. pay off credit cards, if it takes several months, but dont pay minimum. For charge of $2000 if pay minimum at 1.5%/month interest, it will take over 30 years to pay it off...
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