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CDFS-3320-001 Week 10 Ch. Stress

by: Enrique Pantoja

CDFS-3320-001 Week 10 Ch. Stress CDFS-3320

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Lamanna, M.A. & Reidmann, A. (2012). Marriages and families: Making choices in a diverse society (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Professor Samantha Weir.
Family Relations
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CDFS, Child, development, family, Studies, stress
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Date Created: 04/21/16
7 April 2016 Child Development and Family Services Stress Absent for 15 minutes I. Defining Family Stress, Crisis and Resilience 1. Crisis involves change 2. Family Stress – A state of tension that arises when demands test or tax a family’s capabilities 3. Family Crisis – A situation which the usual behavior patterns are ineffective and new ones are called for immediately II. What Precipitates a Family Crisis? 1. Ambiguous loss – physically absent family member or emotionally absent family member 2. Demoralizing events – job loss, death of a family member, ect 3. Page 336 III. Stressor Overload IV. Course of A Family Crisis 1. The event that causes the crisis 2. Period of disorganization the follows 3. Reorganize or recovery phase after the family reaches a low point A. Vulnerable Family – families are having difficulties or functioning less effectively before the onset of additional stressors or demands B. Resilient Families – families capable of doing well in the face of adversity V. Crisis-Meeting Resources A. The family’s crisis-meeting capabilities – resources and coping behaviors – constitute its ability to prevent a stressor from creating severe disharmony or disruption 1. Personal/Individual – counselor, church 2. Family – education, church, close family living nearby 3. Community–child advocacy center (Murfreesboro) salvation army, boys and girls club VI. When a Parent is in Prison A. More than 2 million children have a parent who is in jail or prison VII. Sesame Street VideoClip – Workshop Helps Children Whose Parents Are in Jail VIII. Crisis: Disaster or Opportunity? A. Family crisis is a turning point in the course of family living that requires members to change how they have been thinking or acting B. Although we cannot control the occurrence of many crises, we can decide how to cope with them C. Most crises have potential for positive as well as negative effects IX. Happy Stressors A. Maybe wedding planning, Senior Prom, Graduation, Planning a Vacation REVIEW 1. This chapter opens with the statement, “Americans say they’re ____” c) Stressed 2. Brenda and John have recently changed jobs, moved to a new neighborhood and welcomed the birth of their third child. Using the definition provided in the text, it is safe to say that Brenda are John are experiencing a) Family Stress 1: According to the text’s definition, which of the following is an illustration of family crisis? b) Deciding whether a loved one who is near death should be taken off life support 2: Which of the following is an example of a family transition? d) An expected or predictable change in the course of family life, like the birth of a baby EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: 10 points for writing about: Why your major is required to take CDFS, what are the benefits, what can CDFS do to apply itself more to your major? 9-10-11-12-13 Final Exam st Final April 21


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