Consider an event in the life of your family (this may range from a normative event such as the birth of a child to a crisis or stressor, such as the loss of a family member through death)
Consider an event in the life of your family (this may range from a normative event such as the birth of a child to a crisis or stressor, such as the loss of a family member through death). Apply social work theories to this life event.
- The paper must be a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) pages in length. The cover and reference pages are not included in the page count. APA format, Times-New Romans, 12-point font.
- Headings and subheadings are required.
- Briefly describe the event and how your family responded to it.
- Identify the strengths displayed by your family members during the event.
- Identify how cultural influences affected your family’s experiences of the event.
- Indicate the risk and protective factors that either a) affected the likelihood of your family experiencing the event in question or b) affected your family’s response to the event or the event’s outcome
- Discuss whether oppression was a factor in your family’s experience of the event. If so, how? If not, what prevented that from being a factor?
- Consider the ways in which your family may have been empowered, and by what systems, during the event.
- Identify relevant systems involved in the event or the response to the event (e.g., extended family, neighbors, religious community, group membership, medical and legal systems, school systems, etc.).
- Describe the interaction of various systems using concepts from systems theory as covered in the text and class.
- Attach an ecomap as an appendix to the assignment