Mental / Emotional Health
What to Know About Dysfunctional Family Relationships
Causes of Dysfunctional Families:
1. chemical dependence
2. other addictions
5. physical abuse
6. emotional abuse
8. sexual abuse
10. mental disorders
Chemical dependence in the family
· Chemical dependence
o The compelling _________________________ to use a drug even though it harms the body, mind, or relationships.
o The lives of chemically dependent family members become _______________________ by the need to obtain and use drugs.
o Teens and other family members may develop _____________________________—a problem in which a person neglects himself or herself to care for, control, or try to “fix” someone else.
Other addictions in the family
Perfectionism in the family
Violence in the family
Abuse in the family
1. ___________________________ is the harmful treatment of a minor.
2. ___________________________ is the harmful treatment of a husband or wife.
3. ___________________________ is the harmful treatment of a parent.
4. ___________________________ is the harmful treatment of an aged family member.
Abuse in the family
· An abusive family member is often ____________________________ and moody.
· Teens that live with an abusive family member might be afraid and confused.
· Often, they might blame themselves and falsely believe they deserve the abuse.
Four Kinds of Abuse
1. ______________________________ is violent treatment that results in physical injury to the victim.
2. _______________________________ is belittling or verbally “putting down” another person, making a person feel worthless, or withholding love and affection in order to cause pain.
3. _______________________________ is failure to provide proper care
4. _______________________________ is sexual contact that is forced on a person, either through physical force, manipulation, or threats of harm.
Abandonment in the family
· When a person chooses to give up or refuses responsibility for those in his or her care, it is called ___________________________.
· Parents may abandon their children by their physical or emotional absence or both.
Mental disorders in the family