Children, Families and Family Systems

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Section 1

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisordersNot a diagnosis; an umbrella term under which diagnosis fall; include: Fetal alcohol syndrome, partial fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol-related birth defects, and/or neurodevelopmental disorder
FAS is recognized as the leading known cause of mental retardation in the US

Section 2

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What drugs have prenatal effectsall drugs

Section 3

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what is homeostatis The natural tendency of families to behave in such a manner as to maintain a sense of balance, structure and stability in the face of chang
As one family member experiences change in his or her life, the entire family will be affected and will adjust in some fashion
Family members can adjust overtly and covertly in an effort to main this balance and will exert much more effort when balance is threatened
Change that is positive or negative disrupts homeostasis
Homeostasis = Things Feel Normal

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dysfunctional family rolesHero: compulsive high achiever; appear to be well-adjusted
Scapegoat: demonstrates defiance and irresponsibility; unconsciously creating a need for overt parental attention to defocus from the problem of AOD
Lost Child: shy, withdrawn, and require very little attention so family does not worry about them; often cope through avoidance; feeling of being unloved and unworthy of love
Mascot: funny often mischievous child who defuses tension; class clown
Enabler: attempts to protect the AOD user in the family; seen as a survival role

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what do family rules generally governWhat, when, and how family members can communicate their experiences about what they see, hear, feel and think
Who has permission to speak to whom and about what
The extent and manner in which a family member can be different
The manner in which sexuality can be expressed
What it means to be a male or female
How family members acquire self-worth and how much self-worth a member can experience

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main rule is families with AOD“Don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel”

Section 7

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3 types of family subsystemsMarital or couple subsystem
The parent-child subsystem
The sibling subsystem