The Theory of Family Stress and Adaptation McCubbin and Patterson PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Theory Overview . An individual family\'s experience of stress, crises, and subsequent adaptation is an ongoing and dynamic process.The process of adaptation is affected by the family\'s response to a stressful event, their available resources, and presence or absence of effective coping strategies. Adaptation exists on a continuum from positive adaptation (bonadaptation) to maladaptation, resulting in increased or decreased family functioning. . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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