fsw261- notes on chapter 15-18

fsw261- notes on chapter 15-18 - FSW 261-Chapters 15-18...

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FSW 261—Chapters 15-18 Chapter 15: Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience Family Stress and Crisis What is family stress? o State of tension: demands tax capabilities o Good or bad o Calls for family adjustment What is family crisis? o Imbalance between pressure on family and their ability to cope with pressure o Crisis necessarily involves change Good or bad Types of Stressors Addition of family member o Birth, adoption, marriage, remarriage, cohabitation Loss of family member o Permanently (e.g. death) or temporarily (e.g. hospitalization) Ambiguous loss o When loss of family member is uncertain Lost child (kidnap—stereotypical) Start grieving process? Divorce, mental illness (physically but not psychological) Sudden, unexpected change o Job/income loss, natural disasters, surprise proposal or break-ups Ongoing, unresolved family conflict Caring for dependent, ill, or disabled family member Demoralizing (events) o Signal some loss of family morale
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FSW 261 taught by Professor Newlin during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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