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Ch 12: Handling Stress & Crises

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to learn more about family stresses and crises, including coping and treatment methods. Refer to the lessons to boost your class studies or prepare for professional certification exams.

Handling Stress & Crises - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can review ways to develop important coping skills for stress and crises. Lessons focus on alcoholism, abuse, domestic violence and other crisis situations. You can find out about support offered to families, coping techniques, preventative practices and more. After you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain and provide examples of crisis and family crisis situations
  • Describe different types of coping strategies
  • Discuss how alcoholism affects families and what support groups and organizations are available to help
  • Understand theories that address addictive behaviors
  • Define and explain the effects of domestic violence and abuse of women, as well as how domestic violence can be reported
  • Detail how abuse and neglect affect child development
  • Provide details about the triggers and prevention of suicide and how familial stress can contribute
  • Tell what stress is and what techniques can be used to cope with it

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14 Lessons in Chapter 12: Handling Stress & Crises
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Crisis Situations: Types & Examples

1. Crisis Situations: Types & Examples

In this lesson, we discuss different types of crisis situations. We explore some examples and see how law enforcement handles the different types of crisis situations.

Coping Strategy: Definition & Overview

2. Coping Strategy: Definition & Overview

Study the techniques that people use to handle stress. These techniques or behaviors are called coping strategies. Explore different types of coping strategies in this lesson and test your understanding with a quiz.

How Alcoholism Affects the Family

3. How Alcoholism Affects the Family

Alcoholism can affect the family as a whole as well as each family member individually and it creates many complex issues to deal with. However, with proper treatment and support, lives can be improved.

Support Programs & Groups for Alcoholism

4. Support Programs & Groups for Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic condition, meaning that after treatment, the alcoholic will need ongoing support to prevent re-lapse. This lesson will discuss support programs that are available to help alcoholics after treatment.

Family, Sociocultural & Psychosocial Models of Substance Abuse

5. Family, Sociocultural & Psychosocial Models of Substance Abuse

Addiction is a complex problem, and many things can influence whether a person becomes an addict or not. In this lesson, we'll examine several theories about how a person's environment shapes addictive behaviors.

Domestic Violence and Sociology: Definition & Effects

6. Domestic Violence and Sociology: Definition & Effects

This lesson defines domestic violence and gives examples of what domestic abuse can be. The effects of domestic violence for adults, children, adolescents, and families are also discussed.

Abuse of Women: Signs, Effects & Types

7. Abuse of Women: Signs, Effects & Types

Millions of women around the world experience abuse. This lesson will focus on domestic abuse and its different forms, the signs of a typical abusive relationship, and the effects that abuse can have on the victim.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

8. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

How to Report Domestic Violence

9. How to Report Domestic Violence

Domestic violence should be handled by police or other law enforcement personnel, and it is something that should be reported as soon as possible whether you're a victim or a witness.

What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

10. What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

Why would a person take their own life? And what can be done to prevent it? In this lesson, we'll look at the reasons for, triggers of, and prevention of suicide.

Familial Stress & Suicide

11. Familial Stress & Suicide

A person can experience suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide due to familial stress. Issues such as abuse, substance abuse, neglect, an authoritarian family member and other reasons for suicidal ideation are explored in this lesson.

Suicide Prevention: Awareness, Facts & Statistics

12. Suicide Prevention: Awareness, Facts & Statistics

This lesson focuses on the subject of suicide and factors that increase its likelihood. Statistics focusing on adult suicide, facts regarding what people should be aware of when they think someone is at risk, and keys to awareness are given.

Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

13. Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

Stress, distress, eustress: just thinking about those terms may make you stress out! Don't worry, this lesson will define them and show plenty of examples of them in a manner that will calm your mind!

Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

14. Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

Work, school, and life in general have plenty of things that cause us a lot of stress. If you'd like to learn some techniques that help to deal with these problems, watch or read this lesson.

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