book: Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Chapter 14, “Family Influences on Human Behavior.”
- This chapter provides a description of the five stages of family life cycle, identifies the five factors common to successful marital relationships, and identifies the diversity in family structures. From this chapter, you gain an understanding of the types of influences on family formation by family of origin as well as an understanding of transitions in family cycles.
Think about your understanding of the influence of family on human development. Explore factors that may (either positively or negatively) impact healthy family development. Examples may include death, divorce, parental absences (such as deployments or incarceration), blended families, and the list goes on.
Select one fact that impacts families and explain at least two ways the factor affects human development. Use evidence from the literature to support your post.
Complete your initial post by Thursday of this unit.
Respond to the post of at least one learner who chose a different factor affecting families. Discuss how the presented issue may impact your future social work practice. Complete your response by Sunday of this unit.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
- Define a psychosocial crisis.
- Apply social work theory to professional practice.