Chapters 1-2 Notes
Chapters 1-2 Notes HD 204
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Date Created: 02/11/15
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Family Perfect family doesn t exist Communication serves to construct as well as reflect family relationships Single parent Primary parent Blended family Ethnicity May affect family life through its traditions celebrations occupations values amp problemsolving strategies Relationship Flourishing Reflects the current focus on wellfunctioning families that exhibit relationship strengths amp how they harness such strengths in face of life stresses Chapter 2 Framework for Family Communication Communication May be viewed as a symbolic transactional process of creating and sharing meanings Transactional Means that communication consists of mutual interaction ln relationships participants are both affecting amp being affected by others simultaneously Focus is placed on the relationship not individual participants Transactional Communication Perspective Focuses on the interaction between two or more people MetaCommunication Has a meaning on two levels content amp relationship Occurs when people communicate about their communication Cohesion The emotional bonding that family members experience with each other amp includes concepts of emotional bonding boundaries coalitions time space friends decision making interests amp recreation Flexibility The amount of change in a family s leadership role relationships amp relationship rules Specifically in families focuses on how family systems manage stability and change Supporting Family Functions amp lntergenerational Influences Family images Individuals develop images of their family unit and family members lmages rep expectations level of importance lmage congruence Family Themes Represent a fundamental view of reality Who are we What do we value How do we invest our energy Themes guide behavior inside and outside the family Understanding themes helps us understand communication patterns and behaviors Bounda es 1 External physical or psychologically imposed limits Regulate access to people places ideas info values 2 Internal reinforce hierarchical structure lt gt Rigid Permeable Biosocial Issues Positionoriented v personoriented families Birth order Gender lntergenerational Influences Current relational experiences reflect Family of origin socialization Cultural context Family patterns transmitted to next generation Communication lnternal and external boundaries Complementary power relationships Parenting style Patterns of conflict Famiy themes nterna Working Models of Attachment based on the attachment to caregiver insecure or secure can get passed down to generations
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