Family and Social Systems

Designation: INCD 6523

Indigenous family contexts have changed dramatically over the course of the centuries, since contact. Family systems, including parenting, intergenerational roles and relationships, as well as governance and provision for need, have come under significant stress, as a result. Proposed remedies over the 20th and into the 21st centuries have attempted to accommodate what constituted traditional ways within often invasive new ways. This course examines the impact of cultural and social forces upon the family system including major systems theories, strategies, and techniques of engaging family and family relationship in the midst of shifting dynamics and demographics. Issues of family and inter-generational conflict as well as the ethical considerations of intervention are also examined.

Recommended Prior Study

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Faculty 2016-2017