Presentation on theme: "Dysfunctional Families Objective: The SWBAT prove causes why families are dysfunctional and find ways to improve their relationships."— Presentation transcript:
Dysfunctional Families Objective: The SWBAT prove causes why families are dysfunctional and find ways to improve their relationships.
The Dysfunctional Family (review) Ideal Family – Has the skills needed for loving responsible relationships Dysfunctional Family – Lacks skills to be successful and functional in healthy ways Family Continuum – All families fall somewhere between ideal and dysfunctional on the family continuum
Causes of Dysfunctional Families Chemical Dependence – Compelling need to take a drug even though it harms the body, mind or relationship (drug addiction) Other Addictions – Eating disorders, perfectionism, workaholic Addiction to: exercise, gambling, nicotine, relationships, shopping, TV, thrill seeking Perfectionism – Need to be accurate, parents overly critical of themselves and their children (begin to feel inadequate & insecure)
Causes con’t Violence – Physical force to injure, damage or destroy oneself, others, or property DOMESTIC VIOLENCE = occurs within family (physical/sexual abuse) Physical Abuse – Harmful treatment that results in physical injury to the victim Emotional Abuse – Putting down another person and making that person feel worthless
Causes con’t Neglect – Failure to provide proper care and guidance Sexual Abuse – Sexual contact that is forced on a person Abandonment – Removes oneself from these whose care is one’s responsibility (parents who abandon their children are not available for them) Mental Disorders – Mental or emotional condition that makes it difficult for a person to live in a normal way
What caused this family to become dysfunctional??? Check off on your notes which causes fit the profile. Intervention – The Alcoholic:
Codependent Relationships Person denies their feelings and begins to cope in harmful ways
Self-check questions (see your worksheet) Can you recognize codependence? What would you do if you knew someone who was codependent on another?
Behaviors & feelings of codependent people: 1.Try to fix others problems 2.Are people pleasers 3.Hide anger 4.fear abandonment 5.Resists authority figures 6.Are very controlling 7.Withdraw from protection 8.Deny feelings 9.Are overly responsible 10.Have low self-esteem
Codependent people may have trouble with intimacy. Intimacy = private, personal, closely acquainted
Sides of codependent people who have trouble with intimacy - OBSESSION Constantly want to please a person ENMESHMENT Person’s needs become so important that you overlook your own needs & eventually lose your own identity AVOIDING Avoid intimacy by choosing relationships that offer little or no chance for closeness
How to improve dysfunctional family relationships: 1. Individual Therapy: Skilled therapist works one-on-one with codependent He/She assist the person in discovering how much of what he feels and believes was shaped by dysfunctional families
How to improve dysfunctional family relationships: 2. Group Therapy: Skilled therapist works with a group of people to help them learn healthful ways to express feeling and relation to others Practice new ways of relating within the safety of the group
How to improve dysfunctional family relationships: 3. Recovery Programs: Group supports members to change behavior Make individuals behave in a responsible manner AA= recovery program for people who have alcoholism - Al-Anon = program for individuals who have friends or family members who are alcoholics – Al-Ateen = teens that have a family member or friend with alcoholism - anon.alateen.org/alateen.htmlhttp://www.al- anon.alateen.org/alateen.html
Relationship Quiz Next Class… 15 point quiz Matching & short answer questions Quiz is on: intro. to relationships power point notes healthy relationships/family traits handouts dysfunctional relationships power point notes