Family Communications Exam 2 Review--Chapters 10 & 11

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  1. Developmental stage approach
    Change occurs, we adapt our behaviors
  2. Life-course approach
    Families are affected by historical context. Eg. terrorism, new reproductive methods..etc
  3. Individual time
    The chronological age
  4. Generational time
    Roles or positions held in the family (grandmother, bread winner)
  5. Historical time
    Refers to events during an era (9/11, civil rights..etc)
  6. Vertical stressors
    Bring past and present issues to bear on the family. (Think handed down from generations..)

    Attitudes, values, expectations, secrets
  7. Horizontal stressors
    Issues developing and unfolding.

    Stressors family as it moves across time(think timeline)
  8. Family Stress Model (System Levels)
    Larger Society, Community, Extended Family, Immediate Family, Individual
  9. Stages in Family Life Cycle
    Leaving home, couple, families with children, adolescents, launching children, later life.
  10. "On-time"
    Becoming a father at 23.
  11. "Off-time"
    Becoming a father after 40.
  12. Ambiguous loss
    High uncertainty regarding personal relationships
  13. Types of ambiguous loss
    • Physically present, psychologically absent
    • (Alzheimer's, head injuries)

    • Physically absent, psychologically present
    • (missing children, soldiers, runaways)
  14. "A"
    life event, stressor in neutral form.

    Eg. serious illness, military deployment, winning lottery
  15. "B"
    Resources a family can use to manage the stressor.

    Eg. Money, friends, time & space. If child gets sick, doctor.
  16. "C"
    Importance family attaches to a.

    Eg. If family members get diabetes, some freak out, others manage the disease.
  17. X
    The amount of disruptions that occur in the system, not all lead to a crisis
  18. Difference between ABCX and Double ABCX Model
    ABCX Model focuses on pre-crisis area. Double ABCX focuses on family's efforts to recover over time.
  19. aA
    Not only immediate stressor, but demands or changes that emerge from it.
  20. What are some of the factors included in aA?
    • 1. Initial stressor and its hardships
    • 2. Normative transitions
    • 3. Prior strains
    • 4. Consequences of the system's coping attempts
    • 5. Ambiguity
  21. bB
    Expanded family resources, emerging social systems
  22. cC
    The way a family interprets a crisis
  23. xX
    Effect of family's adaptation on the individual system and community levels
  24. Bonadaptation
    Balance between the (1)member and family and (2)family and community.
  25. Maladaptation
    Reflects an imbalance or severe loss in the family
  26. Stages in Family Crisis
    • 1. Shock resulting in numbness, disbelief or denial
    • 2. Recoil stage resulting in anger, confusion, blaming guilt and bargaining
    • 3. Depression
    • 4. Reorganization resulting in acceptance and recovery
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Family Communications Exam 2 Review--Chapters 10 & 11
2013-10-29 01:49:31
family communications

Review for Quiz over chapters 10-11
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