Family Adaptation and Resiliency

Family Adaptation and Resiliency
Understanding family resiliency and building family strengths in normative transitions (birth, death, job) and nonnormative transitions (divorce, disability, remarriage, poverty, violence). Developing familial, social, religious, and instrumental resources to adapt positively to these transitions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 160 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining SFL 335
Course Outcomes

Content and Theory

  • Articulate the main conceptual frameworks which help us understand how families cope with stress.
  • Demonstrate how a wide range of life events influence families both positively and negatively.
  • Demonstrate what factors contribute to whether families respond positively or negatively to life events and transitions.
  • Understand and apply how gospel principles regarding the family, charity, faith and trials interconnect with scholarly research on family stress.

Effective Writing and Analysis

  • Demonstrate improvement in course content writing skills.