Learning Objectives

LO 7.1 Analyze one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to a case study.
LO 7.2 Analyze the merits of different approaches to defining family.
LO 7.3 Compare five theoretical perspectives for understanding families (family systems; exchange and choice; symbolic interaction; feminist; and family stress, coping, and resilience).
LO 7.4 Identify several types of diversity in family life that might be encountered by social workers.
LO 7.5 Describe how family violence, divorce and relationship dissolution, and substance abuse challenge family life.
LO 7.6 Apply knowledge of family theories, family diversity, and family challenges to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.