2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SSMH 185 Identity and Values in the Family (3 credits)

Prerequisite Enrolled in the SSMH program, or instructor permission.

Course Description
Exploration of the formation of identity, values, and self-concept in a family context including exploration of personal family history, cultural, and attitudinal factors.

Student Outcomes
1. Define identity in the context of personal characteristics, family dynamics, and cultural norms.
2. Describe how power and powerlessness contribute to personal, group, and/or cultural identity.
3. Describe and identify theoretical models related to identity in the family such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Johari Window, and Minority Identity Model.
4. Describe how family-centered problems, like child abuse, domestic violence, and addictions, influence identity.
5. Explain the dynamics of Family Systems Theory.
6. Describe issues related to children growing up in situations other than their family of origin, particularly as they relate to cross-racial adoption.

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