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Family Values Chapter 2

Culture refers to a groups shared set of beliefs, norms, and values (Chapter 1). Because common social groupings(e.g., people who share a religion, youth who participate in the same sport, oradults trained in the same profession) have their own cultures, this chapter hasseparate sections on the culture of the patient as well as the culture of theclinician. Where cultural influences end and larger societal influences begin, thereare contours not easily demarcated by social scientists. This chapter takes a broadview about the importance of both culture and society, yet recognizes that theyoverlap in ways that are difficult to disentangle through research.

Family Values Chapter 2

Another innovation was to take stock of the mental health treatment setting. Thissetting is arguably unique in terms of its strong reliance on language,communication, and trust between patients and providers. Key elements oftherapeutic success depend on rapport and on the clinicians' understanding ofpatients' cultural identity, social supports, self-esteem, and reticence abouttreatment due to societal stigma. Advocates, practitioners, and policymakers,driven by widespread awareness of treatment inadequacies for minorities, beganto press for a new treatment approach: the delivery of services responsive tothe cultural concerns of racial and ethnic minority groups, including theirlanguages, histories, traditions, beliefs, and values. This approach to servicedelivery, often referred to as cultural competence, has been promoted largely onthe basis of humanistic values and intuitive sensibility rather than empiricalevidence. Nevertheless, substantive data from consumer and family self-reports,ethnic match, and ethnic-specific services outcome studies suggest thattailoring services to the specific needs of these groups will improveutilization and outcomes.

The "family values" in the film's title is a tongue-in-cheek reference by writer Paul Rudnick to a 1992 speech ("Reflections on Urban America") made by then-Vice Presidential candidate Dan Quayle. In the speech, Quayle controversially blamed the 1992 Los Angeles riots on a breakdown of "family values".[4]

37. Sacred Scripture teaches the human family what the experience of the ages confirms: that while human progress is a great advantage to man, it brings with it a strong temptation. For when the order of values is jumbled and bad is mixed with the good, individuals and groups pay heed solely to their own interests, and not to those of others. Thus it happens that the world ceases to be a place of true brotherhood. In our own day, the magnified power of humanity threatens to destroy the race itself.

Coming forth from the eternal Father's love,(2) founded in time by Christ the Redeemer and made one in the Holy Spirit,(3) the Church has a saving and an eschatological purpose which can be fully attained only in the future world. But she is already present in this world, and is composed of men, that is, of members of the earthly city who have a call to form the family of God's children during the present history of the human race, and to keep increasing it until the Lord returns. United on behalf of heavenly values and enriched by them, this family has been "constituted and structured as a society in this world"(4) by Christ, and is equipped "by appropriate means for visible and social union."(5) Thus the Church, at once "a visible association and a spiritual community,"(6) goes forward together with humanity and experiences the same earthly lot which the world does. She serves as a leaven and as a kind of soul for human society(7) as it is to be renewed in Christ and transformed into God's family.

Christians, redeeming the present time(13) and distinguishing eternal realities from their changing expressions, should actively promote the values of marriage and the family, both by the examples of their own lives and by cooperation with other men of good will. Thus when difficulties arise, Christians will provide, on behalf of family life, those necessities and helps which are suitably modern. To this end, the Christian instincts of the faithful, the upright moral consciences of men, and the wisdom and experience of persons versed in the sacred sciences will have much to contribute.

We began this chapter by asking what is culture. Culture comprises all the practices, beliefs, and behaviours of a society. Because culture is learned, it includes how people think and express themselves. While we may like to consider ourselves unique individuals, we must acknowledge the impact of culture; we inherit thought and language that shapes our perceptions and patterns our behaviour, including about issues of family and friends, and faith and politics. In this sense culture defines the normative patterns that constrain us to live according to the given rules. On the other hand, the incredible variety of ways of thinking, ways of being, and ways of orienting oneself on the Earth, which Wade Davis calls the ethnosphere, attests to the endlessly innovative responses to the human condition that culture affords. Human possibilities are not determined by society or biology. Culture also reflects the imaginative capacity of human beings to go beyond what is given.

Why do some families survive stressful situations while others fall apart? Can a family's beliefs and values be used as a predictor of vulnerability to stress? And most importantly, can family stress be prevented? In this Second Edition, Pauline Boss continues to explore both the larger context surrounding families and stress and the inner context, which includes perceptions and meanings. The author emphasizes the need for a more general contextual model of family stress that may be applicable to a wider diversity of people and families as well as a wider variety of stresses and crises than other models. The goal is to provide a framework for students and professionals engaged in helping families learn how to manage their stress.

Bible Verses About Family - Read verses that give the biblical perspective on subjects relating to families, such as love, difficult relationships, family values, raising children, facing loss and death, and more. God created humans to live as a family unit. He knew that we would have many ups and downs in our family relationships and He provided guidance and wisdom for every situation. No matter what you're facing as a family, God wants to protect and bless your family.

It also should be noted that other etiological variables that are not addressed in this chapter have been linked to sexual offending. These include alcohol and drugs, domestic violence and mental illness.These variables have been found to be factors in sex offending in some cases; however, there is no scientific evidence that any of these factors are the cause of sexual violence. In addition, there is evidence that some individuals who are already prone to sexual offending behavior become more likely to engage in that behavior when certain situational factors or variables are present. These factors may include limited intellectual functioning, the use of alcohol or drugs, stress within the family/home or loss of a relationship or job. These situational factors, however, do not cause the sexual offending behavior but may increase the likelihood that it will occur in an individual who is already prone to the problem. 041b061a72


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