Vertical Stressors Challenges in families patterns of relating to each

Vertical stressors challenges in families patterns of

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Vertical Stressors- Challenges in families patterns of relating to each other(poverty, oppression, addictions, domestic violence) 7. Responsibilities of parents: · Economic- In US- parents have ultimate responsibility for cost of raising child · Nurturance & Child Care- Not much choice for some- choose what’s close & cheap · ATTACHMENT…#1 Responsibility!!!!!!! 8. Structural vs functional issues/changes & example of each: · Structural Issues/Changes: Changes in who makes up the ‘family’ (divorce, single parenting, step-parenting, cohabitation) · Functional Issues/Changes: Changes in how functions are provided by family Changes are result of adaptations to changes in outer system levels (macro, chrono, etc) Exps: Child Care, Work & Family, Technology
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9. Know each of the Unpredictable stressors discussed & How they impact both parents/child: · family violence (Drugs, alcohol, poverty, high fam stress/low coping/resilience) · child abuse (Lasting social, emotional, physical, & even brain damage; PTSD, flashbacks, hyperactivity/vigilance, anger, sleepless/nightmares, confusion between real & not · Substance abuse = inability to provide for child’s needs; Effects on children: Reverse roles w/parent (under- or over- responsible); Isolated; poor academics/learning disabilities; fear, anger, mistrust, guilt, sadness, grief, depression; changes in parental relationships · Homelessness: Effects on Parents-Low self-esteem; Feelings of guilt & shame; Effects on Children-Language & motor delays; Physical health & growth inadequate; Behavioral & emotional problems due to stress · disabilities & illness in children: Grief, Denial, anxiety, guilt, depression, anger · immigration or migration: Difficulties from moving frequently · military deployment: Parent(s) stressors- care for child, social support, couple relationship; Child behavioral issues- anxiety, sleep disturbance, phobia, physical illness · incarceration: Children experience:Anxiety, depression, aggression, withdrawal, PTSD, sleep disturbances, guilt, shame 10. Definitions: · family coping - Ability of family to deal w/stressors as they are happening such that fam members do not suffer detrimental effects(The process of adjustment-being able to continue functions during stressful event) · family resilience - Ability to & how fast a family recovers after a stressor (The process of adaptation- being able to recover/bounce back after stressful event & continue functions of family 11. Parenting tips: · Divorce:
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· Stepfamilies: 1) Negotiate different developmental needs. Whereas a newly married without
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