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Family Diversity, Week 3 Notes

by: Ashleigh Schneider

Family Diversity, Week 3 Notes HDFS 2080

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Detailed notes covering cultural cognizance, identity mirror - family context, and family window. Very thorough.
Family Diversity
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashleigh Schneider on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 2080 at Bowling Green State University taught by Jacquelyn Ellis in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Family Diversity in HDFS at Bowling Green State University.


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Date Created: 01/29/16
Family Diversity – Week 3 Monday:  Cultural Cognizance o Doing family without kids  Desire to maintain and nurture partner intimacy  Stigmas associated with childless families?  What about pets? o Household: all people who occupy a housing unit o One person in each household is designated householder (aka head of household) o Family consists of a householder with one or more people living in the same  household who are related to householder by birth, marriage, or adoption o When you talk about families  Allow individuals to self­identify  Decide who’s in their families  All families have different times  Need support to overcome challenges  Language makes a difference  Sensitive to varied family situations  Be inclusive  Broaden languages (beyond mom and dad) o Exploring issues of family diversity includes analysis of  Immigration  Occupational level and skill  Language  Religion  Cultural values and beliefs  Education  Ability  Class, gender  Sexual orientation  Age  Identity mirror – family context o Age and generational  Pre­baby boomers – born before 1945  Baby boomers (1946­1964)  Generation X (1965­1981)  Millennial – Gen Y (after 1980) o Developmental and other disability  People with cognitive, sensory, physical, and/or psychiatric disabilities  Strengths­based o Religion  Organization­based  Belief system about a god/deity involving a worldview, rituals, philosophy of life, ethics  Spirituality  Subjective experience often separated from religion o Race  Socially defined categories based upon physical characteristics such as  skin color  Ethnicity  Commonality of ancestry and history, through which have evolved shared  values and customs over the centuries o Social class  Hierarchal structure based on power and wealth o Sexual orientation  Orientation  Genders to which a person is emotionally, physically,  romantically, erotically attracted  Gender  Socio­cultural practices (societal expectations of masculine,  feminine)  Self­identification o Heritage  Indigenous heritage (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian)  National origin (immigrants, refugees, people born in another country Wednesday:  Family window o Recognize the mirror that reflects the values and beliefs of your family o Creating new awareness  When crossing cultures, mindfulness requires essential knowledge  Knowledge that is invisible to dominant culture  Knowledge that exerts a powerful influence on relationships o We all have biases o We are all biased…but don’t all belong to dominant cultural group  Biases of dominant groups more powerful than biases of minority groups  Lack of experience with minority group members increases the sticking  power of dominant culture’s stereotypes o When biases are reinforced by powerful groups and social structures it results in  systems of privilege and oppression o Non­privileged (minority) members are socialized to be aware of the lines  separating those who have privilege from those who do not


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