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SW1000 Ch. 6 Notes (Part 1 and 2)

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These notes cover Chapter 6: Family Problems and Services to Families in the tenth edition of author Charles Zastrow's textbook entitled "Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering P...
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Date Created: 01/06/15
October 6 2014 Social Work Notes Chapter 6 Family Problems and Services to Families Diverse Family Forms pg 177 Family a group of people related by marriage ancestry or adoption who live together in a common household Extended family consists of a number of relatives living together such as parents children grandparents greatgrandparents aunts uncles cousins and inlaws Nuclear family consists of a married couple and their children living together Blended family two families joined by the marriage of one parent to another SingleParent families occurs when one parent assumes custody of the child usually women 25 of all families in the US are singleparent families The American Family Past and Present pg 178 Monolithic code a set of cultural beliefs that were accepted by most people during the 1900s Permits only one acceptable pattern of behavior Adults were expected to marry Women married in their teens or early twenties Marriage was permanent An individual was expected to place the welfare of the family unit ahead of his or her individual preferences Sex was only okay when you were married Married couples were expected to have children Parents were expected to take care of their children no matter what The father was the head of the family and made the important decisions Problems in the Family pg 181 Divorce amp Problems that Lead Up to Divorce Our society places a higher value on romantic love over rational love Rational love logicalrational communication Romantic love emotionally driven impulsive infatuated with each other view the partner as perfect Unwillingness of men to accept the changing status of women 70 of women with children under the age of 18 are working outside the home October 6 2014 The growth of individualism EmptyShell Marriage pg 185187 The spouses feel no strong attachments to each other and outside pressures keep the marriage together rather than feelings of warmth and attraction between the partners Violence in Families pg 187194 Elder Abuse Refers to the physical or psychological mistreatment of older adults Elderly abuse is rising Physical abuse the in iction of physical pain or injury Psychological abuse the in iction of mental anguish Financial abuse extortion the illegal or improper exploration of the victim s assets or property Neglect the deliberate failure or refusal to ful ll a caregiving obligation Sexual abuse nonconsensual sexual contact with an elder person Selfneglect behaviors of a frail depressed or mentally incompetent older person that threaten their own safety and health Violating personal rights rights that may be violated including the older person s right to privacy and to make their own personal and health decisions Statistics Family violence is the single largest call to police dispatchers Aggression is provoked by frustration Domestic Violence is the major cause of injury to women Women are just as violent towards men as men are towards women More than 10 of all murder victims are killed by their spouses More children abuse their parents compared to the amount of children that are abused by their parents Child Abuse and Neglect pg 190194 States adopted childabuse and neglectreporting laws in the 1960 s Children are always the victim Abuse A signi cant result of child abuse is that violence breeds violence October 6 2014 Abuse is more often to occur among parents with limited education and feW employment skills and among motherheaded singleparent families Mothers are more likely to abuse their children than fathers More than 23rd of abused children are permitted to remain in their homes by protected services even after abuse is determined Physical Abuse involves beating a child to the point at which some physical damage is done Battered Child Syndrome vvhen injuries of the child don t match the story of the caregiver Sexual Abuse actually sexual interactive behavior Sexual Exploitation adults are responsible for their actions no matter what the child does Children are always the victim Results in demoralizing behavior Neglect Neglect is the most common form of abuse causing intervention Neglect is an act of omission Child Abandonment Environmental Neglect when children live in lth Without proper clothing unattended unsupervised or Without proper nourishment Environmental Stress causes impulsive abuse Educational Neglect when a child is allowed to be excessively absent from school Medical Neglect when no effort is made to secure needed medical care for a child Emotional Neglect failure to provide the child the emotional nurturing or emotional support necessary for the development of a sound personality October 15 2014 Abusive and Neglectful Parents pg 193194 Half of the parents who abuse their children were abused as children In some disturbed families the abused child acts as a scapegoat Their abuse is essential to the emotional stability of the family Abusive parents Are impulsive Lack guilt Have high levels of overall aggression Often have emotional problems Have feelings of inadequacy Have a low tolerance for criticism Socially isolate themselves and their families Environmental Stress causes impulsive abuse Helps trigger it Marital problems economic pressures social isolation Strict Disciplinarians are abusive parents who believe in strict discipline and tend to view misbehavior by their child as willful deliberate disobedience High demands are put on the child to gratify the parent Drug and Alcohol problems and Self Medication can heavily in uence child abuse The Case of Mary Ellen Wilson 1873 The case of Mary Ellen Wilson is the rst documented child abuse case She was severely beaten chained up and neglected by the couple that adopted her raised her from infancy There were no laws against child abuse but their were laws and organizations against the cruelty and abuse of animals Concerned citizens led a lawsuit through the ASPCA The court placed her with a new family and the abusive couple were both given prison sentences Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was formed in NY In 1975 child protective services were mandated in each state Sexual Abuse of Children pg 201204 Sexual Abuse is perceivably the worst kind of abuse October 15 2014 Sexual abuse includes Sexual intercourse Oral Genital contact Fondling Exposing oneself to a child Photographing or Viewing a child for erotic pleasure Children do not cause the abuse 13 girls and 16 boys have experienced sexual abuse Boys cases are underreported fears of being Viewed as gay have less freedom Child Molestation amp lncest Child Molestation the sexual abuse of a child by an adult The act involves the sexual objecti cation of a child for the sexual grati cation of the adult More than 90 of rnolesters are rnales All rnolesters need is an opportunity Most rnolesters are acquaintances to their victims friends or family 46 of adult cases reported that they were raped by someone they knew Incest sexual relations between blood relatives Effects of lncest and Sexual Abuse Anger Fear Denial Low selfesteern Guilt Sharne


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