Family System Theoretical Connections

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Family Systems Theoretical Connections
Within the family systems theory, it primarily is focused on the system and not the individual members. In the book Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation by author Larry D. Rosen, Rosen gives his view of the family systems theory. In the section “Family Systems Theory” the author explains that the system begins with the idea that the family is a whole, but realizes that it is more than the sum, of its parts. (Rosen, 2007) At the Center for Child Development, everyone plays a role within the center from the directors, teachers, lab students, volunteers, and students; however they are interconnected and are one instead of separated. The center as a whole represents the wholeness of this theory.
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The homeostasis is represented as the routine that is mandatory in this environment, which helps make the organization more comfortable and predictable. Homeostasis, conceptually, is neutral. To truly understand this concept, imagine it as anxiety in a family at home. Some of the members are able to function, however most aren’t able to. The unbalance of the family, affects the togetherness; it takes someone or something to happen or say something in order for there to be any control. Once the situation is under control again, the homeostasis is back on track. In most cases, in order to gain this balance there has to be boundaries which will help keep the family…show more content…
“They are emotional barriers that protect and enhance the integrity of individuals, systems, and families.” (DeFrain et al, 2010) The CCD as a whole has open boundaries because they are founded upon open communication with one another. They aren’t afraid to talk about their feelings or concerns. However, there are times when some may feel uncomfortable to approach another person, so take it upon themselves to seek help from the director for a better solution for the situation.
Some families have very open boundaries where members and others are allowed to freely come and go without much restriction, whereas in other families there are tight restrictions on where family members can go, and who may be brought into the family system. Boundaries also regulate the flow of information about a family. In more closed families the rules strictly regulate what information may be discussed and with whom.
Hierarchy explains who has authority in a family. The power order within the CCD is the Directors are at the head of the chain of command. When there are any situations or concerns with the CCD, they are the ones who have the final say of what will happen. Sometimes they will ask for help, but in the end they have final decision. Sometimes others may look at this concept in a negative stand point, however their qualifications allow them to have this type of “control”. This hierarchy reflects the power structure of

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