Week 2 Notes
Week 2 Notes FHS 213
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11215 Family Functioning Healthy and Unhealthy Every family has some dysfunction so to use the term dysfunctional is not very accurate Discuss what aspects of Kambri s family school and community that helped her to acquire soft skillsquot 0 In school she had leadership opportunities to teach ASL to other students 0 The Deaf community is very closeknit 0 Strong positive relationship with mother 0 Jobs responsibilities and expectations at a young age Thesis of the day The words we use to describe families are very powerful so we need to be careful how and when we use these words There are a handful of traits that most families exhibit across the world Helicopter Parentingquot reduces healthy outcomes for youth and families and increase unhealthy relationships Language we use Words are powerful 0 What is a NORMAL family 0 Average Majority in a certain culture 0 Healthy normal 0 The Nuclear Family The Hollywood Myth mom dad 23 kids dog named Spot Dad breadwinner Mom housekeeper 0 Normal was used to describe dominant culture perception 0 What is a TYPICAL family 0 What is a HEALTHY family 0 Communication clear respectful lack of cynicism problem solving 0 Love without coercion not contingent unconditional no favorites expressed openly 0 Clear Roles autonomy independence 0 Appreciation affective responsiveness appropriate emotions involvement 0 Time Spent Together nurturing empathic involvement 0 Transcendent ValuesBeliefs define family as meaningful and significant spirituality 0 Ability to Cope ability to deal with crises provide basic needs Common issues that families experience 0 Financial issues substance abuse arguments sibling rivalry death going to college making memories religious disagreements abuse neglect outside relationships traditions help maintain sense of identity 0 Mealtimes money household work reaction to stress discipline education screen time roles and expectations holidays rituals and routines Every family has inherent strengths Human Services Professionals should try to build on those strengths 0 For many people fixing problems directly and deciding what is best for others is the way to go Professionally it is not helpful to just give advice Enmeshed vs Disengaged Enmeshed chaotic relationships tightly interconnected vague and unclear roles when one person becomes emotionally escalated the other person does also 0 Ex friends instead of parents Helicopter Parenting kids don t learn how to be independent 0 Disengaged isolated and separated relationships rigid personal boundaries one person has no idea what the other person is feeling 0 Ex Parents always working divorced parent that doesn t see the child parents uninvolved in the things children are interested in 0 Connected Families 0 Strive for emotional closeness and involvement but allow for some individuality Family Themes 0 Family themes help to actualize shared values and collective identity 0 Ex We are survivors physical activities do unto others seize the moment you can sleep when you die never give up no whining hard work is the key to success 0 Lead to rituals lead to traditions lead to connectedness o How do themes affect family functioning 0 Can create pressure and stress solidarity Overparenting VVhatisit o Hyperinvolved in children s lives beyond bounds of healthy parenting enmeshed relationships 0 Why is it a problem 0 Cause a child to rebel inhibits independence can make transitions with freedom difficult for childrenparents leading to extreme behavior Expectations can create challenging situations fear of letting parents down can affect the honesty and openness in a relationship parents come in to talk to the teacher parents become too dependent on the children and live through their lives discrepancies between siblings 0 What is the common view regarding parental involvement in their kid s education 0 Involvement is good volunteer in classroom go to parent teacher meetings help with homework 0 Theory was that more involved parents would reduce achievement gap Parental Involvement at School 0 Positive talking about posthigh school plans at home reading to kids early nothing to do with parents being at the school 0 Negative punishment for low grades helping with homework 11415 Parental Addiction and Family Functioning Thesis of the Day Child outcomes are largely determined by family functioning Parental addiction has a negative effect on family functioning and therefore a negative effect on child outcomes Parental addiction often begins 20 years earlierquot What things can negatively affect a family s functioning 0 Separation mental illness substance abuse death financial issues trouble with the law outside relationships violence disease work different opinionsbeliefs addictions infidelity negative parenting practices lack of positive role models discriminationracism Risk Factors gt Family Functioning Mediates Child Outcomes If the family is functioning at a low level children are more likely to experience these 0 Abuse neglect foster care low attachment poor social skills low educational achievement substance abuse poorer health Addiction by the Numbers 22 million Americans aged 12 suffer from dependence of drugs andor alcohol 1 in 5 adults said in an immediate relative who wasis addicted to alcohol or drugs There could be between 22 million and 40 million people living with addiction Treatment professionals estimate a person living with addiction as a direct negative impact on 4 to 15 people A lot of people are affected by drug and alcohol addiction Abstinence NonProblem Users Misuse problems with relationships law Abuse despite negative consequences use anyway Dependence physical amp psychological dependence When does this start Age of first alcoholPercent dependent or abusing alcohol in the past year lt14164 151794 182049 2121 The younger a person is when they first start drinking alcohol the more likely it is that they will become dependent or abusive Kids who start drinking before age 14 are 2x more likely to become alcoholics regardless of environment or genetics Disease of Young People A paradox brains are still developing until age 25 the STOP part develops last Early use changes brain permanently Most people entering treatment today have been using for 20 years Binge Drinking and Violence on Campus Students transitioning to university must navigate radically new social contexts new opportunities roles responsibilities and privileges Alcohol abuse is prevalent at universities and many students engage in binge drinking which is strongly related to violence Binge 54 drinks for malesfemales within a 2 hour period at least once every 2 weeks of college students who binge 44 drink 10 timesmonth 23 intoxicated 3 timesmonth 29 of all alcohol consumed by students consumed by bingers 91 students who qualify for alcohol abuse diagnosis 30 Binge drinking is strongly related to violence Young women are particularly vulnerable 100000 studentsyear report date rape or NSE o 50 were alcohol related Risk for binge drinking member of a fratsor attending an off campus party attending an offcampus bar NSE Risk for NSE s Binge drinking by women increases risk 7x How is alcohol related to NSE s Alcohol impairs judgment intoxicated are mot able to give consent passed outblacked out cannot give consent risk for roofies affected impulse control more friendly party environment makes it seem more acceptable changes ability to read social cues Changes impulse control stereotype lowers ability to fend off assault drunk people misread social cues friendlysexual interest prior victimization related to binge drinking offenders think victims won t remember
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