BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Family Adaptation and Resiliency

SFL 335


$ 579.00

Instructor: Jeremy B Yorgason
Credits: 3.00

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SFL 101 (Introduction to School of Family Life) & STAT 121 (Principles of Statistics) & SFL 290 (Critical Inquiry and Research Methods); SFL 160 (Introduction to Family Processes) or concurrent enrollment.


Understanding family resiliency and building family strengths in normative transitions (birth, death, job) and nonnormative transitions (divorce, disability, remarriage, poverty, violence). Developing familial, social, religious, and instrumental resources to adapt positively to these transitions.

Course Content:

  1. What Is Family Stress?
  2. Understanding the Family Resilience Model
  3. Parenting and Family Stress Theory
  4. The Power of the Daily Hassles of Life
  5. Relationship Distress in Couples
  6. The Divorce and Remarriage Crises and Their Outcomes
  7. Physical Health and Aging
  8. Violence, Abuse, and Neglect
  9. Mental Illness in Families
  10. Intervening in Families: The Example of Death, Dying, and Grief

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.

   No Materials required for this course!