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Notes on Adoption and Family Styles

by: Haylie Wilson

Notes on Adoption and Family Styles PSY

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Date Created: 02/23/16
Feb. 16 FCS 3102 Families Notes Diversity Cont. Divorce: Over 1mill couples get divorced each year. 2/3 of those involve children. Step families are about 20% of two parent families. Divorce is second most stressful experience for families, after death. Children feel anxiety, guilt, shame, etc.  Working with children going through divorce. -structured environment -let them express their feelings. (will be seen in dramatic play)  Working with families going through divorce. -Reassure families -Keep requests light -Know custody agreement/other legal agreements -Know community resources -Be aware of new families (stepparents, stepsiblings, etc.) Adoption -Know the facts! (be sensitive and confidential, know what the parents want you to say) -Include adoption in the curriculum -Be sensitive (what terms should you use?) -Support children when they have questions, but only give them as much info as they need/can handle. -Give resources SHOULD WE TELL CHILDREN THAT THEY ARE ADOPTED? LGBTQIA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning- Umbrella term, not sure. Intersex- Both male and female sexual characteristics Asexual- Not attracted to either Children’s development is not affected by those with LGBTQIA parents. Approx 5 Million lesbian mothers and 3 Million gay fathers in the US Negative feelings children have experienced from their peers. Homophobic, sexual harassment, physical harassment, physical assault Many families don’t come out to their children’s school in order to keep their child safe from discrimination. Most curricula don’t deal with diverse family structures. -FOCUS ON FAMILY- different types of families rather than sexual behaviors.  Working with parents: Establish communication Meet with parents and decide together on a plan of how to deal with questions Equality for ALL families. Parenting Styles:  Permissive- parents don’t provide clear and firm guidance. Give children inappropriate amounts of power. -Children struggle with self control. -Lots of emotional support, not enough guidance.  Authoritarian- Complete obedience to authority. Child has no choice. No emotional support, lots of guidance. -children struggle with emotions. -with making decisions on their own.  Authoritative- warm relationships and adequate guidance. -best outcomes -independent -regulate emotions -competence -delay gratification WHICH STYLE IS THE BEST? It depends on the person. Some think others are better. Depends on the child.  Uninvolved- detached, unresponsive, neglect -detrimental effects


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