Also, community support groups assist in encouraging and reminding an individual/s of the consequences of alcohol and other drugs and the benefits of abstinence and sobriety of substance abuse. “Surviving normal and unexpected traumatic events require human beings to rely on community connections and family support, so people can grow stronger through adversity, rather than being overwhelmed from the issues affecting homeostasis” (Landau, 2010, pg. 522). Nevertheless, community resources are a total supportive measure with substance abuse with the goal to incorporate harm reduction and minimize direct/indirect effects of substance use. With the attention to, family health, social economics, and the environment associated with substance abuse, to reduce the risk and an amount of substance abuse
Secondly, establishing a safe place for all family members, map out the boundaries, determine the hierarchy in the family structure, evaluate and assess the family role. Next, transform the structure by diminishing the signs/indicators identified in the assessment with intervention methods. The key concepts of structural family therapy are to include family Rules, sustain homeostasis, compose healthy relationships and principles, by examining the cover or overt rules that govern the family. Furthermore, instill the pattern/function within the family, to address challenges head-on without chaos and dysfunction, to join the family system and understand the symmetrical relationships, while recovery of an individual
The genogram and the ecomap positively impacted my new perspective on the family. They provided an organized display of the family patterns and vulnerabilities. The genogram contributed to a more detailed representation of the family structure and the relationships within the family. The ecomap contrasted this by providing a resource to observe the external factors that cause stress or support for the family. The ecomap can be compared to the social determinants of health and the domino effect that one social determinant of health can have on the others (Kozier, et al.).
SWD 5105: Skills in Advanced Social Work Practice (not more than 1200 words) 1) Bowen Family Systems Theory (The Bowen Center) This theory is the belief that we individuals are products of our own systems rather than be seen in isolation. There is always an explanation on why people behave or act in a certain way. Our relationship with our family members and the experience we had since birth all play a part to shape who we are now. I will be elaborating on the 2 main concepts of this theory. Triangles When 2 individuals start to face issues and conflicts, there is a tendency that a third person will come into the picture in an attempt to reduce the tension.
According to Minuchin (1985), six basic principles outline the Family Systems theory. Each principle describes the function in which a family and its subsystems operate and the inextricable relationships within the system. The first principle of Minuchin’s (1985) theory implies that each member develops and is enveloped within the family unit, while the second principle states that there is a continuous loop in which each member feeds the behaviours of another. Thirdly, family systems have homeostatic elements which restore the family back to its equilibrium when disarrayed (Minuchin, 1985). Reconstruction and change are essential for the family system to facilitate the homeostatic process, as explained by the fourth principle of the theory (Minuchin, 1985).
The theory looks at many aspects of the family such as atmosphere, constellation, and goals, plus, respect is given to both children and adults. In this system interventions are suggested for children and adults. The limitations of the Family Systems Theory are, too much is focused on homeostasis at the expense of change and patterns at the expense of unpredictability. Moreover, on the system at the expense of the individuals. A positivistic intellectual tradition that puts the researcher outside the system in search of strengths and limitations of the theory of the family (Turner & West, 1998).
Family development includes communication that encouraging both verbal and nonverbal behaviors for encouraging and supportive interaction of family. Family manage also includes communication that is central to guiding, influencing, and limiting the types of behaviors evidenced by family
Family communication consists of all behaviors (nonverbal and verbal) through which family members have an emotional impact on one another, playing out their interpersonal relationships (Beebe, Beebe & Redmond, 2011). The point of communication is not to weaken, but to build an understanding. Nevertheless, when communicating through interpersonal relationships, it can be acknowledged that disagreements and/or conflicts will arise. Therefore, when those conflicts and/or disagreements do happen to arise, conflict management becomes of crucial importance and communication within the family remains a relatively significant factor. With that being said, being able to manage and find resolution through conflict encompasses the ability to diminish tension and/or stress while shifting emotions into a sense of balance.
Safeguarding is protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Abuse comes in many forms, for example, physical, sexual, verbal, financial, emotional, discriminatory abuse and neglect and working in substance misuse it is important for me to protect individuals against safeguarding issues, such as blood borne viruses, drug awareness, drug dealing, sex working, domestic violence, neglect to others and self-neglect. I have worked with vulnerable adults, who are or may be in need of community care services due to mental or other disability, age or illness, and who are or may be unable to take care of themselves, or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. Safeguarding adults involves protecting their rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. I have worked in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect and stopped it from happening.
It is of great importance to start by emphasizing that in family structure, the family is a living open system, and that it is subjected to influences of the environment and it is in constant transformation over time. We are talking about influences and changes that naturally take place in the system. According to Jorge Calapinto, “Change, on the other hand, is the reaccommodation that the living system undergoes in order to adjust to a different set of environmental circumstances or to an intrinsic developmental need.” Jorge Colapinto, Structural, family therapy, 1982, p. 6) When looking at couples in general, one must consider changes that occur as being necessary and normal processes that people go through in order to adjust to that environment.