Family Resilience and Stress Theories: Practical Interventions When a family member has cystic fibrosis, whether a child or adult, the whole family is affected. Successful adaptation, coping and resiliency are associated with certain family traits and key processes. Medical adherence and transition are also greatly impacted by family dynamics. Helping families build on strengths, mediate risk factors, and learn effective communication and coping skills can help them successfully adjust to changing conditions and needs as they navigate the course of living with CF.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1.Gain and discuss insights about family dynamics, the bidirectional influence of relationships within families, and the impact of developmental transitions and illness on these relationships.
2. Analyze and apply family theories to practice and inform interventions that enhance the quality of parent-child relationships.
3. Describe the contribution of individual differences, such as temperament and coping style, to family interactions and functioning.
4. Identify key principles of effective motivation including ways to avoid and handle resistance to medical requirements.
Parenting Children With Health Issues
University of Wisconsin
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