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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 don’t 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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