Many individuals say that a person is a product of its surroundings. And for two young men from Baltimore, this could not be any more accurate. In “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore, the author talks about two young boys who shared the same name and the contributions they did in their lives that made them turn out the way they are. Both Wes’ grew up in similar environment with tough childhood and without the presence of a father. Where one becomes very successful and a Rhodes Scholar, and the other is heavily involved in the drug game and receives a life sentence in prison for serving a part in a murder of a former police officer. This book is a major example of how certain decisions can affect one’s life. Both Wes’ had similar lives, yet they ended up in different paths. There are few factors why they ended up having different paths and those factors are; parental support and figures, the environment style, and the social influences.
made a mistake. President Nixon would be the first American President to actually lose a war. Despite his actions against our government, John Kerry went on to be an elected Senator from the State of Massachusetts in 1996. His well-publicized history of being a radical supporter of the Vietnamese communists and possibly guilty of war crimes had no effect on the voters.
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Although perceptions of who can be determined as ‘family’ have been extremely customary in the past, Ellen Goodman utilizes a plethora of rhetorical strategies including perspective, figurative language and Aristotelian Appeals in order to express that straying away from labels and evolving with society over time will allow individuals to step beyond the realms of tradition and embrace the complexities of a more meaningful, extended family.
As indicated earlier, traditional therapy methods focused mostly on the individual. The system’s theory method includes the family. The Geno-grams provides framework that includes the family into the therapy process, and helps in indentifying the relationships between family members and the external environment (Cierpka & Sprenkle, 2005).
According to Horne (2002) intervention and planning therapy are closely connected. The primary purpose of the initial interventions and the practices chosen must be contingent upon the nature of the issue being presented as well as the physiotherapist security with a specific method, for example, “cognitive, group, and behavioral rehabilitation” (para. 1). Treatment planning and interventions relate to solving substance abuse issues and the problem that will be identified during the physiotherapist process. And, if intervention is determined, the mission is to effectively resolve the difficulties and work to seek modification for the current issues. There are various phases of presenting problems which can be labelled in terms of spousal problems, close relative issues, as well as extended-family difficulties wherein each stage requires its own exclusive therapy treatment.
These three essential functions are argued for their importance by nonfiction author Elizabeth Stone in her book How Our Family Stories Shape Us, and both authors argue for how legacies affect the decisions of the person, significant or not and the how these legacies remain despite the long family history. Gladwell emphasizes what people’s family can do regarding how successful they will be, while Stone emphasizes the decisions made throughout one’s life, without focusing on the result. Both authors highlight how people do not attribute the personalities people possess to their family, but to their individualism, when then cause is from the opposite. Stone’s argument is about how each family’s life experiences told in stories that are passed down from each generation are significant in the family’s norms and mores, characteristic traits, and coping strategies. These functions lead to the core of the person, the first of the three functions is the standards of the family, their norms and morals since our family act as our first culture, teaching people what their family values and their opinions on certain situations like marriage and illness, mental or physical (384). The second factor is the family’s character and their traits that
Family counseling draws on systems thinking in its perspective of the family as an emotional unit. When systems thinking, which assesses the portions of a system in relation to the whole, is related to families, it proposes behavior is both informed by and indivisible from the performance of a client’s family of origin. Families facing a struggle within the family unit and looking for professional help to address the problems may find family counseling a helpful approach. Within family counseling there are four family system approaches: systems, structural, strategic, and communications.
When the communication in the family members is in indirect, unclear, vague, dishonest, distorted, and incomplete, it is a poor communication. The tense relationship may cause because of the different understanding on social event, Simon thought parents are over-reacting, and then tended to have less communication. Therefore when Simon was highly involved in the Umbrella Movement, Cindy felt stressful and anxious. Also Simon seldom shares his daily life to the family members. Communication is indirect, unclear and incomplete. In essence, poor communication results in low self-esteem, which can trigger individual or familial maladaptive responses, especially in times of high stress. According to Satir’s review, functional families are having clear, complete, congruent communication in which there are clear roles and rules to govern family processes. A functional family is compatible with Satir’s notion of an “open system”, interchange of information and resources is clear within and without the adaptive and dynamic
In this case study, it analyse how the concept of family has changed in the past 20 years as it will be depicting modern family forms and past norms. It is important to look at how families have developed throughout the years up until the 21st century as we compare the two and elaborate on the difference and what makes it so significant. In this case study, it contrast and compare the television series Modern family which is a 21st century concept of family and The Simpsons which was adapted 27 years ago and how things have changed with family dynamics and what is the norm now which was not the norm years ago.
This essay discusses how the family is viewed by two different sociological perspectives- functionalism and conflict theory. Firstly, ‘family’ is defined. Secondly, the main ideas of functionalism will be discussed followed by how this theory perceives the family. The main ideas of Conflict Theory will then be examined and how conflict theorists perceive the family.
To begin, John Gottman-“one of the nation’s leading authorities on the subject of family…” emphasizes the significance of positive family interactions (Shelley). From Gottman’s observations, “He found that couples in functional, high-quality, highly stable marriages have very different ways of handling conflict than do couples in
I feel that this class has changed my whole perception of what family work is, the importance of not getting caught up in the content and focussing on the process of identifying strengths that the family has which can be used to perpetuate ongoing homeostasis. This course also highlighted for me how much more I still need to learn about supporting the family system. I have been working with families for about 10 years, mostly with supporting positive parenting and also with families who have children and youth experiencing mental health concerns. I feel that my process orientated interactions have been effective for my gathering of information but not necessarily helpful for the long-term healthy coping of the family. By watching you, listening to your teachings and participating and observing role plays I feel that these experiences have led to not only practical knowledge but a new perspective of the importance of stepping back and trying to walk in the client’s shoes.
Families can be regarded as the foundation of society. For Fleetwood (2012: 1), the importance of families is highlighted by the fact that it would be difficult to comprehend a society that could function without them. In addition, even though families and their compositions vary across societies and cultures, the family can be viewed as a universal social institution (Macionis & Plummer, 2012: 625. Specifically, according to Macionis and Plummer (2012: 625) and Neale (2000:1), it has the ability to unite individuals into cooperative groups via social bonds (kinship) and is ultimately experienced differently from individual to individual. However, the family can be a source of conflict, tension and inequality, which is why one of the key practices