Discussion: Lifespan Developmental

Discussion: Lifespan Developmental

Discussion: Lifespan Developmental


Family and Lifespan Developmental Theories Brochure

Imagine you are currently working for a family counseling agency and have been asked to create an educational brochure to explain the different perspectives on lifespan and family development.

Include the following in your 6-panel brochure:

· A description of each of the major perspectives on lifespan development, along with a behavioral example of each

· An outline of the stages in the family life cycle, as well as how they relate to individual lifespan developmental stages

· An explanation of systems theory, as well as how it applies to family development

· A description of the interrelations between work, family, and other life roles in family development

Include images and graphics, as appropriate.

Include at least two additional sources beyond the textbook, formatted consistent with APA guidelines.

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