This paper will attempt to thoughtfully and critically analyze theories and perspectives and apply them in assessing two members of the Sanchez family, Gloria and Emilia. Case studies adapted from www.routledgesw.com/cases.
Family is one of those words that have a significant meaning to various individuals. Family may be viewed one way to an individual and another way to someone else. Family consists of those who have played a particular role in one’s life, whether it is positive or negative. In this paper, I will assess Reymundo’s family both nuclear and extended and speak of how his family has become significant in his life and how they have played a role in his decisions. I will also speak of my personal reactions to the story as well as address ways that as a social worker I could work to impact the gang problems in Orlando.
One of the issues that the family is encountering will be financially since they are a lot of members living in the same house. Another family member is Alejandro living with them who works and goes to college. Alejandro is fully bilingual and is trying to help his parents, but dislikes his job and has been feeling emotionally unstable. There is also Carmen who is hearing impaired due to Celia contracting rubella while pregnant. Carmen needs help figuring out what college she wants to attend and how to get scholarships and this will possibly put the family at a financial hardship. There’s also the other daughter Emilia who had Joey and he’s been with parents’ in
Many of us are very family oriented and believe that family should always be present in our life no matter what do in life. While some of us feel that, our desire is worth more important than family due to the lack of communication with family members. In the “Achievement of Desire” by Richard Rodriguez, Rodriguez recalls some of the difficulties he had at a young age, which was balancing his life academically and practicing the Mexican traditions. His desire was more important to him than his family because communication with his family was not as strong as before when he began to get more involved in his education, which separates him from his family mentally and physically.
Although Twyla and Roberta both struggled with mother issues, they develop different reactions yet similar solutions to their troubles. During her stay at the youth shelter,
Our differences, no matter how we tie them together, raise another issue in Blanco’s life and in everyone’s life: family. This is an issue everywhere, whether one has an adoptive, mixed, half, semi-normal, lack-of-a, or a nuclear family, family influences everyone, it unites us in humanity: casts judgment, gives praise, provides support, and frustration. Because even though, Blanco’s relationship with
The immigration of the family into America proves to be a period where multiple liminal periods fuse together to complicate their once simple lives. The girls struggle to define themselves in the new world in which the find themselves. They did not have a religious upbringing, but were always being ordered to live life a certain way, without exactly knowing why. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia did the best they could in terms of how they viewed parenting, but their efforts always seemed to be in vain. Of the two parents, it is evident that Mami was the more understanding of the pair, maybe for the sole reason that she was a woman. Even the girls agreed that, “… [Papi] got a heavier dose [of the old world] than Mami” (65). Mami was more actively involved in the lives of her girls and supported them at everything they did, even though she sometimes felt differently about the
While reading The Family Crucible, the authors made it feel like I was watching a life-time television series. There were several high points and low points during the family therapy session that left me unsure of how the show would end. This book takes you on a journey using family counseling to help a family heal and communicate better with one another. I thought it was interesting how this systematic therapy took place in a time where therapy was looked at as taboo. Many times in that era family therapy was not an option. The main focus was on the family member with the issue and not on the parents or other family members. In the book the authors used different theories and approaches during the counseling sessions which were quite interesting. This process after time enabled the family to look at the journey they were on in order to understand how the family, as a whole, should function.
I observed Harper, a 23 month old little girl that is full of energy. Also participating in the interaction with Harper was her mother and five year old sister, Mya. Harper is very friendly and outgoing. She is very interested “reading books” and loves to be read to. She enjoys helping her mother clean and do simple tasks. She seems to be very confident with and without her mother in her sight. Harper’s father is not actively involved in her life because he lives in another state.
Marienelle Fernandez is a mom of 3 amazing girls, Alicia, Bella, and Gia. She’s a registered nurse with 18 years of experience, ranging from long-term care to information technology, and quality/patient safety/risk management. She’s a graduate of 2 Master’s Degrees: Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Administration and Management with a specialization in organizational leadership and changed management. She’s a Ph.D.Mind-Body Medicine student with certification in Wellness Coaching, and founder of RNMomEntrepreneur - Health and Happiness Lifestyle Blog. As the only child of strong, Catholic, Filipino immigrant parents, she grew up in an environment with expectations to be silent, obedient, and passive.
The Family Crucible is a story about the Brice family who is recommended by Claudia’s psychiatrist to go to family therapy due to the fact that she has not been making any progress in individual psychotherapy. The Brice family comes in to meet with Dr. Carl Whitaker and Dr. Augustus Napier, who co-facilitate family therapy throughout the entirety of the book.
Deysi is a 2-year-old girl who lives with her parents in a one-bedroom apartment. Her mother and father work outside of the home, approximately 10 hours/day. Child care is provided by a network of women who include licensed home-based providers and a variety of friends and extended family members. On most evenings, Deysi's father picks her up from the child care site and gives her a fresh bottle of chocolate-flavored milk for the 45- minute trip home. She usually falls asleep while drinking it; Deysi's parents see this routine as a comfort for their daughter that usually results in a most welcomed, quiet car ride home at the end of a busy day.
He went to work not only to provide for them, but to get away from his wife. This theory had either a negative or positive effect on each person in the home. It had a negative effect on Juan because of his poor attachment with his mother. The theory had a negative effect on the father, because he did not know how to deal with his wife. If a child
This paper explores the issues of Hector Sanchez and Celia Sanchez. Hector Sanchez is the patriarch of the Sanchez Family, who is struggling with various issues such as his health as well as employment and financial instability. Celia Sanchez is the wife of Hector and the matriarch of the Sanchez Family. Celia is struggling to provide for her family in lieu of their financial troubles as well as her husband’s ailing health which caring for his needs as well as her own. The goal of this paper is to analyze the issues affecting Hector and Celia Sanchez through the Person-in-Environment