One Family Many Cultures - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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"One Family - Many Cultures"
Families in Cross-Generational Conflict

FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:
Focus is on helping participants learn the role of culture in their families. Seeing families as inherently multi-cultural helps break the pattern of empathetic and communication failure between parents and children. Examination of the development of different cultural values, patterns, and behavior in response to different social demands for adults versus children in middle childhood, pre-adolescence, and adolescence. Participants will learn how cultural diversity is appropriate and logical in response to needs, i.e. that family members are never "just" different or defiant. Individual, family of origin, and cohort experiences are considered to help participants become aware of their own attitudes with regard to values, including "family values".

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1) THE SURVIVAL PERSPECTIVE OF CULTURE AND VALUES
  • Culture in Society- Economic & Political Considerations
  • Workplace Culture- Values of the Work Community

2) CULTURE IN FAMILIES & ADULT CULTURE-
  • The Family Society & the Adult Society
  • "FAMILY VALUES"- Origins: Mainstream and Immigrant Social Principles
  • "When the Heat is ON!", Family Culture Response to Stress

3) CULTURE IN SCHOOL- The School Society & Values, An Historical Perspective

4) CULTURE IN THE OUTER WORLD- Children's Societies
  • Culture on the Playground, the Mall, in the Hood- Survival & Success Issues
  • Middle Childhood Society & Cultural Demands
  • Developmental Needs of Different Stages of Childhood
  • Preadolescent Society & Cultural Demands
  • Adolescent Society & Cultural Demands
  • Identifying the Needs and Issues of Adolescence
  • How "Family Values" Fail Our Teens
  • Adolescent Egocentrism

5) ADULTS & CHILDREN CONFLICT AS CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT
  • Principles of Multi-Cultural Sensitivity and Appreciation of Diversity as Applied to Generational Conflict
  • Problem Area Identification & Solutions & Parental Prejudice/Family Values?
ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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