Summer Session A: 5/14/2012 – 6/28/2012
Section 731 • 3 credits
Instructor Tina Timm
Registration for this course is closed
Selected topics in social work
Stress is ever present in families. Some stress results from normal, everyday events; some is caused by the unexpected. Because families are constantly faced with stress, all are potentially “at risk”. This course exposes students to theories about families and stress that help make sense of both vulnerability and resiliency. Some families fare better than others in the face of change and stress. The degree of “risk” for a family hinges on many things, most notably the complex interplay between individual family members, family dynamics, and the larger systems in which they live. All these factors have the potential to make things easier or harder for families as they move through time and negotiate change and stress. As part of this class, students are required to reflect on stress and resiliency in their own family.