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Family Resources - Chapter Summary
Our video lessons and verbatim transcripts highlight family resources and include topics such as individual counseling and the resource programs available for older adults. After you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define individual counseling and recognize its purpose
- Outline the processes involved in family counseling
- Identify different types of public assistance programs
- Provide a definition and examples of social insurance programs
- Detail programs for older adults including social insurance, public assistance and private social
- Discuss the importance of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
When you review this chapter, you'll have access to short video lessons you can review on your mobile device or compute at any given moment. Use the video tabs feature in the Timeline to quickly navigate these videos as needed. Each lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz so you can check your progress before you move forward.
1. What is Individual Counseling? - Definition & Purpose
This lesson explores the basics of what individual counseling is from the counselor's perspective. Included is how individual counseling differs from group and family counseling as well as an explanation of the basic counseling process.
2. The Process of Family Counseling
Counseling a family requires understanding of both individual and family patterns. This lesson explains several theoretical approaches that guide counselors in assessing family problems and treating them.
3. Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples
Poverty is still a serious problem in the United States and would be even more so but for various federal and state public assistance programs. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a public assistance program is and types of programs.
4. Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples
Social insurance programs constitute the largest expenditure in the federal budget. In this lesson, you'll learn about social insurance, and we'll also take a look at the major federal social insurance programs. A short quiz follows the lesson.
5. Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults
This lesson discusses the Social Security Act of 1935 and why a social insurance program for older adults was established. We explore this topic from the perspective of a family affected by the Great Depression.
6. Public Assistance Programs for Older Adults
This lesson discusses public assistance programs available to older adults. You will explore the types of benefits and support that older adults with very limited resources may be eligible to receive.
7. Private Social Programs for Older Adults
This lesson highlights key private social programs available to older adults, such as senior centers, religious communities, and nonprofit organizations. We'll look at the benefits and purpose of these programs, which go beyond government assistance.
8. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance
Sometimes tragic or important personal events, such as a birth, medical illness or death of a loved one, require us to take time off from work. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Family and Medical Leave Act protects employees during these times.
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