Grieving Family Loss

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1. Death is not the only kind of loss a family faces. What are some of the other types of loss family’s face?
(A) Families face loss of material items, and members as well. When there is a job loss, the family can lose its stability. Members can be lost through changes in the dynamics, because of divorce, someone moves out, such as children, or spouses.
2. What if any of these types of losses have you experienced in your family origin.
(A) My immediate family dynamic has changed drastically, our family consisted of 2 parents and 6 children, then 1 parent and 6 children, then 1 parent and 8 kids and 3 dogs, and then the children slowly began to move out. Now are family consists of 1 parent, 2 kids and 1 very annoying black Labrador retriever.
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Grieving is a necessary component of adjustment to the loss. Communication is also a very necessary component to adjusting. Time is important, cultural differences are apparent; some cultures celebrate death, even though there is other types of loss, other cultures grieve death. Some individuals celebrate divorce with parties, others go into deep depression, the environment, and ethnicity and religion play a major role in adaptation.
4. How did the family in the video adapt to loss?
(A) The family in the video did not deal with the loss of the mother and the grandmother. The patriarch of the family thwarted the grieving process of his children. There was no closure for the children, the son buried his emotions, and the daughter displayed negative behavior.
5. What are some of the questions used in the Genogram interview?
(A) The therapist asked; was there any history of alcoholism? How many siblings in the family? What was their childhood like? What was the relationship between the parents and between the siblings? The therapist asked about the Grandparents, and Aunts and Uncles, health issues and the cause of death for those that had
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