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Intergenerational family assessment plain

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Intergenerational family assessment plain

  1. 1. Intergenerational Family Systems<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />A Family with a biological parent living in the house with an adult child<br />Examples<br />A 76 year old parent moves in with her Daughter and Husband<br />An adult child gets divorced and moves back home with his parents<br />
  3. 3. Definitions<br />Differs from multigenerational family<br />A group of people from different generations who may or not be related<br />Example<br />A family takes in an older adult who is not related but needs care<br />
  4. 4. Incidence over time<br />Doubled since 1970<br />
  5. 5. Assessing and Treating<br />Knowledge of several areas<br />Aging<br />Beliefs about how family members relate to elders<br />Beliefs about the aging process<br />In the next slides you will be asked to post three beliefs you have about the aging process<br />
  6. 6. Life Course Developmental Perspective<br />looks at how chronological age, relationships, common life transitions, and social change shape people’s lives from birth to death.<br />
  7. 7. Impacts<br />Cultural and Family Expectations<br />Life Course Developmental Perspective<br />Intergenerational Relationships<br />
  8. 8. Family are Systems<br />System are always in motion, they are never at some final place<br />Family evolves consistently<br />
  9. 9. Examples of Families Evolving<br />Stop for a minute and think about a time in your families life when it had to adjust to a change, when it had to evolve.<br />Reflect on that moment to understand the concept<br />
  10. 10. Developmental Issues<br />Normative Developmental Transitions<br />Transition we make through life that are expected based upon our development<br />For a family think of<br />When a couple has a child<br />When the child goes to school<br />When one parent gets a raise<br />When a second child is born<br />When the children leave the as adults<br />
  11. 11. Developmental Transitions<br />Non-normative<br />Transition that are outside the usual developmental or “normal developmental process”<br />For a family<br />Death of a young child<br />Layoff or loss of job for the main breadwinner<br />Premature death of a parent<br />Elderly adult moving back into the home of a family<br />
  12. 12. Assessing Families Using a Life course Perspective<br />In the assessment process<br />Focus on the notion of linked lives<br />Emphasis on history as an important factor<br />All contributing the the divergent paths taken by individuals and families across the life span<br />
  13. 13. Principles<br />Age Stratification<br />People of different generations confront unique challenges because of individual development and social change<br />Human Development over time<br />Individual time<br />Generational Time<br />Historical Time<br />
  14. 14. Principles<br />Cohorts<br />Groups of People who enetr a similar experince at the same time<br />Transitions<br />Events serve as markers<br />
  15. 15. Trajectories<br />Pathways of Individual and Family Development<br />Different Meaning for Different Individuals<br />Family Trajectories are determined by the place of the Family in the<br />Larger Social World<br />Their Generational Time<br />Their Historical Time<br />
  16. 16. Pause the Presentation<br />Go to the link below<br />Once there complete a timeline (follow the directions)<br />Create a timeline for members of your family of different generations<br />Look at those timelines and consider how history and when you were born impact you and how they may impact a family<br />http://www.OurTimeLines.com<br />
  17. 17. Review<br />Based upon what you have learned?<br />About Generational Difference<br />About the impact of people's cohort group<br />About the elderly and their impact in the family<br />What new insights do you have about family assessment<br />What do you know now that you did not know before this presentation<br />

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