It is very important that parents exist in the life of their children, support them, and be a good role model for them. Parents that are not emotionally involved in the lives of their children tend to have kids that cannot find themselves in life and struggle from lack of attention. Lack of parent’s attention and impossibility to find herself is exactly what happens with Connie. Her father does not take part in the family’s life at all.
Teenage girl’s desires to be beautiful and desired, feminism, and adolescent sexuality are a few of the issues Connie, along with others, faced during this time period (and some can argue today). Connie was responsible for her actions (obviously) but it only partially to blame for what happened to her. If she had never left her friend to go sit in some random guy’s car, maybe Arnold Friend would’ve never seen her, or had taken a liking to her. I’m not stating that what happened with Arnold Friend was her fault, he’s the pedophile that should’ve known better and not threatened her, but it could have been prevented if she had never ditched her
Pat lost his job as a substitute teacher at a local high school where his wife and the man that slept with his wife also worked at. After the ‘outburst’ his wife (Nikki) decided to leave Pat and to move out and sell their house they had lived in together. Pat was then diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder after the ‘outburst’, before that he had lived with un-diagnosed
Jenifer is a busy stay at home mother of three children (2,4,7). Jenifer has some casual friends that are other mom’s but say she has not had any close friend senses she stopped working. Jenifer’s husband is a physician and was offered a job here in Maine 3 years ago, which cause them to move to Scarborough. Jenifer grew up in home with her mother, brother and step father after losing her father at age three. Jenifer describes being fearful of her step father’s outbursts and made a concussions decision to marry a man that was not this way. Jenifer describes not feeling right since her move to Maine. She says that she is unmotivated, tiered, cries often, and feels hopeless. While she feels this way when asked she says that she does not want to harm herself but does state that sometimes wants to fall asleep and not wake up. Jenifer did undergo Psychiatric evaluation and was diagnosed with Major depression, that is why we are all here today.
Just like Connie, Innocents live a life with poor parental guidance and protection, while always being neglected or left unprotected by the mother, who’s either absent or lacking maternal strength, and a father who can’t protect or help the Innocent since
Later that night she reunites with her friends and leaves the restaurant. One Sunday Connie’s parents and sister went to a barbecue, but Connie decided to stay home. That night she saw a car pull into the driveway it was Arnold Friend. He starts to make conversation with Connie and she is completely uninterested. Arnold Friend wants to take Connie for a ride.
Overall, it is clear that Connie has three major psychological issues that caused her to make the decision to leave with Arnold Friend: insecurity, low self-esteem, and fear of relationships. While readers may not know where Arnold is taking Connie, they can infer the psychological problems from where she has been that led her to make the decision that she
As counselors, we will be faced with unique and not so uniqueness family and individual issues. Often, we will have to listen to what is not being said to fully assess our client/family situation. The movie Precious is moving, thought provoking, disturbing, and brings awareness to the many different forms of abuse, and different types of mental illness. Three Identified Symptom in the Family Counseling Session
Tiffany has problems of her own ever since her husband died. They both auditioned at a dance competition, however they did not do their very best but was happy anyways. They both gave each other hugs when Pat saw Nancy where he hugged her and talked to her. Tiffany’s reaction to that was filled with anger and surprise and she could not believe of what she saw. She thought Pat was over with Nancy, but was lied to.
Because of this harsh treatment she becomes and awfully unhappy and unfulfilled person. As she experienced post-partum depression, which in today’s society would be something easily treated with medication back then it was misunderstood and was simply prescribed "rest" as a way of getting better. Her husband being a doctor is expected to know best and the wife having no better option agrees to comply with her husband’s suggestions. Just as her rest period is about to begin the husband decides to rent a "colonial mansion" in order for her to have a “faster” recovery and just as the wife starts asking questions about the house, he simply laughs at her.
which only reinforces how Connie sees herself. As their interaction goes on, she becomes more and more scared and realizes how truly dire her situation is, and how badly her future is going to play
She went from a world of selfishness to a world of sin and terror. After Connie was taken away by Arnold Friend, it is likely that she was raped by the two men and killed. It can also be assumed that her body was never found, and her family never went to search for her. They were glad to have the girl who never truly loved anyone out of their sight. She went with the devil to the land of the unknown.
He decides to see a psychiatrist, because he cannot talk to anyone else, about how his children died. Lester Billings is married to his wife, Rita, who is being quite oppressed by him. Lester Billings is a man of very old-fashioned ways, and he does not think, that it is the woman, who should make the decisions. He describes himself as ‘brighter’ than her. He claims that children tie a man down and makes the man committed to his wife.
Describe your client and what you believe are their current presenting issues. The client is s a nine year old male in the third grade. He lived with his mother Carol and stepfather for a period of time. He currently is living in a foster home as result of his emotionally disturbed behavior. Jason presenting problem is whether he should stay in his current placement, move to an alternative setting, or return home.
This change is more than obvious when Arnold confronts her with a decision to save her family’s lives and sacrifice her own and Connie chooses to save the family that she despises. For Connie to save these people that she calls her family and sacrifice her own life that she normally sees as superior to others’ is of utmost importance in perceiving that Connie has undergone a momentous change as a person. Connie goes from wishing her mother dead at the start of the story to exchanging her own life for her’s. Although Connie is perceived as a pretentious brat at the beginning of the story, she undergoes a change in personality, and acts in spite of all her previous beliefs