Presentation on theme: "Roadblocks Chapter 12. New Family Members New additions to the family can include a new sibling, a cousin who has come to live with you, a grand parent,"— Presentation transcript:
New Family Members New additions to the family can include a new sibling, a cousin who has come to live with you, a grand parent, new step parents, etc. All of these can be wonderful things but they can also come with challenges. Sometimes these additions can add stress, insecurity, and resentment.
New Family Members It is YOUR option as to how you view this addition. What are some positves to the following: New Sibling College aged sibling returning home Grandparents Cousin New parental figure
Teenage Pregnancy Having a child is a life-changing experience. This is especially true when the pregnancy is unplanned and the parents are teenagers With parenthood comes many responsibilities.
Challenges of Teen Pregnancy Financial Child care Education Housing
Moving How many of you have ever had to move, either a school or home? How did that make you feel?
Moving Moving can be both challenging and exciting. What are some ways one could make the transition of moving easier?
Unemployment Sometimes you may have to deal with a parent or guardian losing a job. Layoffs and other unemployment can be difficult for many families. When someone loses a job they can experience low self esteem, anger and frustration Stress is also included in these struggles How could a teenager help?
Financial Financial or money related problems are often triggered by the loss of a job, natural disaster, serious illness, or even a death. Many families struggle financially because their incomes simply doesn’t stretch enough.
Dealing with financial problems Create a bill-paying plan: most creditors are willing to schedule new arrangements for paying. They can protect your credit rating. Find Help: Most communities offer consumer credit counseling. Tighten your spending: entertainment and clothing Be understanding: put other family members needs ahead of yours
Natural Disasters Families all over the world experience natural disasters. Earthquakes Hurricanes tornadoes, Floods Fires
Homelessness What is homelessness? Homelessness has increased over the past few years due to the economy. Many communities have agencies that can help such as the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. These agencies can provide temporary shelter for people who lose their home.
Death A death is a crisis and is life altering. When death strikes it is natural to experience grief, the closer you are to someone the more it affects you. People handle grief differently. Most people need sometime of closure.
Suicide Death by suicide is caused by a person taking their own life. Family members may feel as if the death was their fault. It is important to remember that no one is to blame. Sometimes there are warning signs such as depression, mood swings, giving away of personal items, or talk of death. If you suspect someone is contemplating suicide don’t be afraid to seek help and show you care.
Separation and Divorce When parents separate or divorce, usually one parent moves out of the family home. Some couple separate and get back together Others choose to divorce.
Separation and Divorce Kids dealing with separation and divorce can struggle with many different emotions. Some may blame themselves They may feel isolated and lonely.
Separation and Divorce Sometime parents involve bitter feelings and try to make negative comments about the other. It is easy to feel torn between, it is important to spend time with both parents and share your feelings. Adjusting to divorcé takes a lot of time, emotional healing, and special effort.
Substance Abuse and Addiction Substance abuse can often put a family on the fast track to a crisis. People who use drugs can develop an addiction. Or a physical or psychological dependence on drugs. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. Alcoholism is the physical and mental dependence on alcohol. People who are addicted to alcohol are call alcoholics
Effects of Substance abuse on the family Substance abuse effects all involved.
Violence in the Home Sometimes a family member harms or threatens to harm another’s physical or mental health. Abuse can take many forms. Emotional Physical Sexual Neglect Abuse almost always comes in cycle and is usually repeated. This makes for low self esteem.
Crime Victims of crime can be emotionally scarred. Family and friends need to show support. If a family member commits the crime all members of that family are affected.
Get Help Extended family Trusted adults Friends Support group Community organizations Law enforcement