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Family Assessment for Nursing

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Family Assessment

Description of Family / Genogram

Profile of Family

The 'T' family has been chosen for the completion of this assignment. Mr. T is the 95-year-old patriarch. His wife and mother of their two children is Mrs. T, 92 years of age. Their children are Wilma and Leon; ages 60 and 62 respectively. Theirs is a nuclear family. Both husband and wife are quick to affirm their lives are full of joy and fulfillment at having a family and raising two healthy kids.

Diagnosis of the Family

Developmental Stages and Tasks

I made the acquaintance of Mrs. T approximately four years ago when we worked side-by-side as customer service representatives; and remained work colleagues for the ensuing three years. Today we are fast friends although I have returned to school to pursue a degree in nursing. I enlisted her aid in a nursing theory project recently; her response was enthusiastic. The assignment was to be done as partial credit for a class in community health. Students were required to interview a family in their homes to better understand the unique and dynamic parameters of this environment - referred to as a 'community setting'.

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Family Individual Therapy Family and Individual Therapy

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Family Individual Therapy

Family and Individual Therapy

Family and Individual Therapy for the Family Center

Family and Individual Therapy for the Family Center


The interviewee is an ex-family therapist in a clinic in California. Mr. Asaid has a Master's degree in psychology and has worked with two organizations as well to analyze the psychological health of the candidates in recruitment process. Preserving and sustaining the well-being of family members is the task of family therapist (Family Counseling Center, 2009). He is hoped to know about the job since he has a relevant work experience. He understands family satisfaction dynamics and impact of roles and relations in maintaining happy family life. These are the questions he was asked in the interview and their respective answers.

Please explain the reason why you would be qualified to work as a Family and Individual Therapist?

I have worked as a family therapist in California and had to move to Georgia for some family reasons. Besides my experience, I have also worked and studied about family therapy and learned during apprenticeship how to solve family issues with a solemn professional approach.

2. Please describe your previews experiences working as a Family Therapist or any…… [Read More]

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Family in a Humorous Way

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However, historians tell us that this is actually not the case. Certainly if one reads Dickens one finds that England of the 19th century was far from familial; some of the materials out of the American Colonial periods show that the family was mostly an iron handed parent and rather aloof father. Just as there is no such thing as an ideal family, the fact of the matter is there never was. Instead, there were some great family experiences, and some tragic ones.

The Myth of "Natural" vs. "Unnatural" -- For millennia, certain behaviors were either natural or unnatural based on the particular norms of the society in question. In certain tribes, for instance, marriage is acceptable at young ages, polygamy is part of everyday life, and homosexuality is encouraged among shamans of the tribe. The bottom line is that nothing is natural or unnatural, it is simply part of the morality of that culture/society at the time.

The Myth of the Self-Sufficient Family -- This myth promulgates the notion that one can receive all the nurture and stimulation one needs simply from the family; emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual. "Family matters," "Only blood is thicker than water," -- when…… [Read More]


Holmes and Jermyn. (2004). Understanding Reality Television. New York: Routledge.

Skolnick, J. And A. Skolnick. (2006). Family in Transition. New York: Addison Wesley.
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Family Break Up

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Family Break Up

For a humane, the word 'community' hints at people trying to work out solutions to common problems. The term 'community' generally stands for a group that is bigger and more diverse than a family or any group of people bound together with relationships. It also has more elements than being of the same neighborhood or enclave, though not as large as a county or a nation. Certainly it does not include entire mankind. Apart from being a group of people with common characters, there are other elements like political or legal bindings, or similar economic positions.

Certain communities have had existence for a long time and are bound together by being in similar situations for quite some time. Other communities have gone through changes with members and groups coming to the community or going out even though the community has been in existence for a long time. Communities also break up and that happens for many possible reasons. The people of the community sometimes restart the community at other places, or even as groups. They may also join other communities, or may be scattered to just become individuals and not parts of communities. Several families form to…… [Read More]

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Families in a Global Context

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d., pg. 67). Thus, the definition of the British family is almost wholly contained within a woman's decision. Women who have children and enter the workforce create new trends in British family life, such as the fact that children are cared for primarily by professionals working in the home, at nursery schools, or grandparents (Kathleen, n.d., "Family Life," 2009). The redefining of family relationships to give equality to both the husband and wife and the problem of finding childcare while both parents work is a result of women's entry into the workforce and modern conceptions of family life.

While these characteristics apply to the primary types of families in the United Kingdom, it is important to recognize that this state is diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Cloud (2008) discusses the difficulties in conducting research for one often not-discussed portion of society -- homosexuals. Cloud (2008) writes that relationship research on gays and lesbians has only recently begun to be published, making it difficult to assess their position within the family in certain societies, in addition to leaving relationship counselors without a reference in helping these kinds of couples. Because of this, the real situation of…… [Read More]

Cline, A. (2009). Sudan: Women and Family. Retrieved July, 18, 2009, from

Cloud, J. (2008, January 17). Are Gay Relationships Different? Retrieved July 18, 2009,
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Family Values in Urban America Judeo-Christian Perspective Versus Secular Perspective

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Family Values in Urban America: Judeo-Christian Perspective vs. Secular Perspective

Judeo-Christian Perspective vs. Secular Perspective

Background of family values in the American society

Judeo-Christian perspective on family values

Secular perspective on family values

Judeo-Christian Perspective vs. Secular Perspective

The topic of this paper is family values in urban America and it is from the analysis of the family values that the study intends to draw out a difference between the Judeo-Christian perspective and the secular perspective in regards to family values in the urban America.

The paper begins with a background looks at the family values in the American society and how different sectors of the society define or describe the context. The second and the third section of this paper will look at the Judeo-Christian perspective on family values and secular perspective on family values in the urban America respectively. Fourthly a comparison between the two perspectives will be carried done before the paper concludes.

Background of family values in the American society

The term "family value" became widely used in the urban American context in the late 20th century and it was widely used to refer to a set of morals or beliefs that promote social interaction, family…… [Read More]

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Thornton, Arland, and Linda Young-DeMarco "Four Decades of Trends in Attitudes toward Family Issues in the United States: The 1960s through the 1990s." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 2001

Stephen A. Grunlan and Milton Reimer, "Christian Perspective on sociology" Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2003
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Family Wellness Diagnosis Nursing I Opted to

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Family Wellness Diagnosis, Nursing

I opted to interview a family of two parents (married heterosexuals) who have two children. Both children are in their late teens. Both parents work. She is a freelance writer and he is a sales clerk at a retail home goods store. Both are in their late forties. He is about 5'11; she is 5'6." Their heights and weights appear appropriate though he claims that at 180 he feels a little overweight. She is about 140. She is originally from Guatemala and he is from the mid-west of the U.S. The children are both boys. Bruce, age 19, is away at college. The other, Erick, graduated from high school last year and has been working at a local golf course while waiting to decide what he wants to study at a community college. I spoke with Bruce over the telephone for about 15 minutes. He confirmed that he is close in height and weight to his brother (5'8" and about 165), though he says he's a better eater than his brother. All members of the family have been told at some time in the past that they seemed to have periodic episodes of borderline high blood…… [Read More]

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Family Discrimination Laws States Like Connecticut New

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Family Discrimination Laws

States like Connecticut, New Jersey, and Alaska are taking the lead when it comes to passing laws protecting employees from discrimination based on family responsibility. These anti-family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) laws are designed to protect workers, but whether they are a good idea is a matter of opinion. There are concerns that these laws may be abused, and that employers may end up bearing the brunt of missed days and dissatisfied customers because employees are missing too much work time to be with their families (Pynes, 2013). Personally, I do support the idea of anti-family responsibilities discrimination laws. I think that work is very important, but there should be a good work-life balance. Most people do not have that anymore, because they know they will likely risk being fired if they want or need to miss any work time to spend with their family. People should not have to choose between their job and their family. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive, but more employers appear to be moving toward that (Reeves, 2006).

Rather than focusing on how to get workers to come to work instead of spending time with their family, employers and…… [Read More]

Pynes, J.E.(2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach (4th ed.). CA: Jossey-Bass.

Reeves, T.Z. (2006) Cases in public human resource management. NY: Thomson/Wadsworth.
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Family Relation Dynamics

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Family Relations Research

The Sociology of Families and Households is a film that will be examined in this paper. The film is full of controversial topics as well as complex socioeconomic issues that will be discussed in detail. A textbook, Public and Private Families, written by Andrew Cherlina share a lot of concepts of the film will be brought in to the discussion as well.

The various relationships that exist between Marxist theory, sociological perspectives, structural functionalism, as well as the family and early feminist theory are examined throughout the program. It examines the rapid decline in marriage over the last few decades as well as the great increase in couples choosing cohabitation. Divorce is increasing and the fertility rate is on the decline in the U.K. All of these factors have combined to affect the traditional family in Britain and has created new challenges for them in how everyday relationships are handled (The Sociology of Family and Households). The conclusion of the film discusses the relationships between the change in family and change in society. The series called Understanding Sociology provides additional materials and resources online.

Course Concepts and Film Idea Similarity

The book, Public and Private Families, have…… [Read More]

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Family Therapy

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Family Therapy

The objective of this case study was to conceptualize the couple's difficulties from two theoretical perspectives and then describe what the best approach to treating them would be based on the perspective for each theory as it pertains to the causes of the family's difficulties, the type of intervention to be used, how to assess the efficacy of intervention and outcomes (effectiveness and projection testing). The case should also gather all additional types of information needed based on the theory chosen.

Because theoretical perspectives are options into viewing and categorizing reality, they make excellent tools of analysis that provide insights that help an observer to organize, and then interpret what is seen. The theoretical perspective also provides a researcher an opportunity to focus in on the parts of the family issues that are of interest to them. But more importantly, they provide explanations of why certain patterns are being routinely performed. Of the number of different theoretical perspectives on families, this case study will use the Conflict and the Systems Theory theoretical perspectives. Often different perspectives complement each other but there are times where they contradict each other. Because of this fact, we will think of each these…… [Read More]

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Family Presence During Procedures One

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A study in this regard by Ainslie Nibert, entitled, Teaching clinical ethics using a case study family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, states that Critical care nurses often find themselves in the midst of challenging ethical situations that involve conflict between the needs of critically ill patients and the patients' family members and the preferences of physicians and other healthcare providers who initiate and manage resuscitation measures. Yet, many critical care nurses have reported that they received little preparation in their basic education programs to deal with these sensitive issues. (Nibert, Ainslie T. 2005)

This may constitute a moral dilemma as the study points out. "A moral conflict exists because two opposing obligations collide: an obligation to the family members who desire to be present with their loved one during CPR and an obligation to the healthcare providers who do not want patients' family members to witness resuscitation efforts." (ibid)

The study suggests that resolving this ethical dilemma lies in hospital and medical policy which would allow for clear instructions for "reinforcing the existing policy that prohibits their presence, or selectively permitting them to be present on the basis of screening according to predetermined criteria." (ibid) Nibert establishes four areas that…… [Read More]

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Brown, J., & Ritchie, J.A. (1990). Nurses' perceptions of parent and nurse roles in caring for hospitalized children. Children's Health Care, 19, 28-36.

Bauchner H, Waring C. And Vinci R. (1991)
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Family Systems and Marriage Psychology

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Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

The literal meaning of the word "psychopathology" is a mind disorder or disease. Psychological diagnosticians, while assuming that the illness is located inside a person, always use the medical model in treating or studying patients with 'mental illnesses'. In comparison with the approach they take, I present two converging and related psychopathology perspectives. The two perspectives give an analysis based on context from the family's viewpoint. The first approach, the "family systems" approach, is a conception that came up in the 1950s as a substitute to the traditional focus of psychopathology on individuals (Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 1996).

The second approach, "family risk factors" has been in existence in psychopathology but not in the foreground. It tries to identify a couple family aspects of the functioning of the family that are significant in the treatment as well as etiology of patients that have tested positive for various disorder diagnosis or that are undergoing high psychological stress levels. Present and past relationships between the child and parent are often cited as the risk factors in the family considered to have an effect on normal development as well as psychopathology. Several perspectives give suggestions that negative or…… [Read More]

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Family Values

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The author of this report is to answer several questions about counseling, family systems and overall development. First off, the linkage and relationship between family systems and healthy development will be explored. What defines a healthy family system will be explained. The determining factors of a healthy family system will be listed off. The effects of an unhealthy family system or development structure will be covered. Lastly, there will be details of family systems and how they affect physical, emotional, spiritual, and social development. While some people with borderline or even dysfunctional family systems find a way to live a fruitful and fulfilling life, the outcomes for people from bad family systems usually substandard to abysmal on some level or another.


A huge part, although certainly not the only part, of developing into an adult that is balanced, properly socialized and otherwise competent is having a family system that is not dysfunctional and that provides the needed and proper structure. Have a family system that is lacking in one or more of the applicable dimensions can lead to a stunting of development and/or to development that is dysfunctional and improper in nature. There are several main parts to…… [Read More]

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How Chaotic Families Can Be Restructured

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Family Systems Theory; Application of Family Therapy Theories

The concept of family therapy has over the years has been developed into different approaches that have definite characteristics. These theories have been used to bring forth solutions to different family issues that are experienced on regular basis. It is not easy to understand the structure of a family since there are no universal structures that the family problems or challenges take, this means that even in the application of the family systems theories in bringing solutions to families, the application purely depend on individual unique family challenges and not on a universal template. These unique characteristics that each family challenge takes makes it hard to apply one system theory and have full confidence that it will work, hence the frequent overlapping of the theories, and in this case the strategic family therapy and the structural family therapy will be applied to help solve the case presented herein.

Findings from the family

In the provided case study, a couple, Joe and Arlene present their problem to a family therapist with the hope of having their feud solved. The main point of conflict here is that the two are not in agreement about…… [Read More]

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Family Stress Adaptation Theory of Family Stress

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Family Stress Adaptation

Theory of Family Stress Adaptation

Family is the basic social unit of people sharing the same attributes. It is a group of people tied to the same kinship descent consisting of parents, guardians and children. It is necessitated that commitment and upkeep of the family be maintained, and for this reason, there has been introduced a number of theories implicating on the activities carried out in this social setting. However, amid these activities, negative attributions arise. They include marital challenges, inter-family relational problems and financial constrains, among others. These issues bring about stress related problems, leading to the development of theoretical results of how the stress should be handled and tailored. This is in conjunction to this context's topic on the theory of family stress theory adaptation by McCubbin and McCubbin.

Theory Description

The proposition of the theory asserts on the developmental perception of family science. The theoretical aspect explores the reasons behind systematic adaptation and growth of situational stressors among family units. Similarly, theses stressors have been deteriorating and disintegrating various circumstances at these special units. In understanding the core comprehension of the theory, a family's strengths, type and behavioral characteristics are to be first focused…… [Read More]

Beckett, C. (2000). Family Theory as a Framework for Assessment. Family Nursing. Vol 35.

Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2006). Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (book). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
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Family Life Education Consider Ncfr Substance Area

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Family Life Education

Consider NCFR Substance Area # 8 - FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY and Substance Area # 9 -- ETHICS. Compare and contrast these areas with particular focus on how they might conflict with teach other.

According to the National Council on Family Relations, Area Number Eight, Family Law and Public Policy refers to a comprehension of the legal factors, policies and pieces of legislation which can influence the well-being and general health of families in their entirety (2011). For instance, issues like family and the law connect to "marriage, divorce, family support, child custody, child protection & rights, & family planning; Family and Social Services; Family and Education; Family and the Economy; Family and Religion; Policy and the Family…" (NCFS, 2011). The issues encompassed by Area Eight are truly intensive and nuanced, and they are bound to come into conflict with professional ethics and practice as specified by Area Nine. For instance, the type of support that a family needs might simply be out of the scope of a practitioner's realm of professional practice. A family might need a more stable financial provider or a more balanced and health parent to raise the children. There's a definite…… [Read More]

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Coleman, M. & . (2004). Handbook of Contemporary Families: Considering the Past, Contemplating. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Duncan, S., & Wallace, D. (2011). Family Life Education: Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
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Family Systems and Marriage Preparation Programs it

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Family Systems and Marriage Preparation Programs

It has been a recent development within the United States when the government has started making an effort to establish marriage programs that can help strengthen the foundation of marriages. They have done so by recently joining hands with the church and other faith-based organizations that run marriage preparation programs. One such organization is the Association of Couples for Marriage Enrichment (ACME) that primarily focuses on the provision of highly controlled, faith-based matrimonial preparation programs that aim to help the married couples in the sustenance of their marriages. One of the aspects that ACME and other religious groups focus on is the family systems that the couples must tackle and adjust to immediately after marriage. Hence, this aspect is primarily prepared by focusing on theoretical aspects of the family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy and lucid communication structures that assist is creating coping strategies and managing friction amongst different personalities (Wilmoth, 2005).

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The notion of family systems is an important aspect to focus on within the realm of marriage preparation as the family of an individual forms the foundation on which the entire character of the individual is built upon. Hence, marriage preparation…… [Read More]

Marks, J.P. (2007). Christian premarital training in the local church setting: A study of the effectiveness of the symbis model in reducing divorce and producing stable and satisfying marital relationships. Liberty University. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Silliman, B. (2003). Building healthy marriages through early and extended outreach with youth. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 31, 270-282.
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Family Resource Management in USA Family Resource

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Family Resource Management in USA

Family Resource Management

Family resource management is a way or a series of steps that help a family organize their resources in a way which benefits them the most. Some people misunderstand this concept as personal finance but in reality family resource management encompasses the management of not only personal but the whole family's financial and cognitive skills. A family with a good knows how on the subject have greater chances of thriving in today's challenging economy of the United States of America. (Abdul-Rahman, 2010)

In addition to the economy, the knowledge of family resource management helps the family to convert complex personal fiscal structures into cost saving mechanisms. The whole family's resources are considered as a whole and thus managed in a way that increases the mutual benefits derived from the scarce resources. (Abdul-Rahman, 2010)

Family resource management also triggers the use of underutilized resources. Some of these resources include internet banking and governmental services. As a single person will not have considerable amount of resources to use these services, the amalgamation of the resources of all the family members makes the use of all these services an open option. (Abdul-Rahman, 2010)

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Abdul-Rahman, F. (2010). Personal Finance and Other Family Resource Management. [e-book] Las Cruces: New Mexico State University. pp. 1-2. [Accessed: 30th June 2013].

The Center for American Progress Task Force on Poverty (2007). From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half. [report] Washington, D.C.: The Center for American Progress Task Force on Poverty, pp. 2-3.
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Family Law

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Family Law and Gay and Lesbian Marriage

What makes a marriage, in the eyes of society and the eyes of the law? As this paper is being written, President George W. Bush has called for a constitutional amendment upholding the idea that marriage is an institutional bond that can exist only between a man and a woman. Somewhat belying his claim that this idea is purely legal in its nature, however, is his stress that a constitutional amendment is required to sustain this principle on a federal level. Bush is essentially attempting to pass judgment to all of the state legislatures of the land, forcing them to comply with upholding a singular and specific ideal regarding what constitutes a marriage. This goes against some of the past, predominant legal strictures of this nation, which has left defining and limiting marriage to states and communities, rather than to the nation as a whole. Also, recent decisions by the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, as well as the current policy of the City of San Francisco that have extended privacy rights to gays and lesbians also call into question what constitutes a marriage, and what unions between…… [Read More]

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Families Delinquency and Crime

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Families, Delinquency & Crime

The fundamental changes occurring to families in the 21st century can be classified into two different categories, depending on the internal or the external perspective that is used in the analysis. The external perspective proposes an analysis of the sociodemographic changes that have occurred to families under the impact of the external factors of the 21st century. The sociodemographic changes are characterized both by the numbers, by a quantitative reflection of families, and by the relationships that are formed within each family.

From the first perspective, the 21st century has imposed both changes in the number of families (some cultures, notably the Western ones, have encountered decreases in size because of an increased reluctance of individuals to get married) and in the formation of these family groups. As such, in many of these family groups, the norm has translated from a man-woman marriage as the basis of family life to a reality that comprises single-parents, gay or lesbian family groups or extended family holds. This best reflects the fact that the fundamental changes occurring in family worldwide embody the idea that "families are not static entities," "families are composed, decomposed, and recomposed again with new members"…… [Read More]

1. Roopnarine, Jaipaul; Gielen, Uwe. 2005. Families in Global Perspective. Pearson Education.

2. Vaskovics, L.A. 1994. Family and household structures in the former GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany from 1980 to 1989 -- a comparison. Wiesbaden.

3. Aly, A.M.Y. 1999. Lectures on population, family and childhood issues. Alexandria: The Modern University Office.
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Family Systems Therapy Strengths and

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Bowen therapists would respond that all members of the family unit share the same emotional 'skin' in a unique fashion. Within today's cultural context, because the nuclear family is given such importance, it often must be subject to particular examination. But "each concept in Bowen theory applies to nonfamily groups, such as work and social organizations. The concept of societal emotional process describes how the emotional system governs behavior on a societal level, promoting both progressive and regressive periods in a society" (Societal emotional process, 2009, the Bowen Center). Bowen theory ultimately does take a macro view, and sees the family system as interlocked in a series of family systems that make up a society.

Thus family systems therapy does allow for an analysis of an extended family, when these relationships are sufficiently impactful upon the individuals. The therapy analyzes multigenerational influences upon the family's collective psyche. It examines how assumptions about appropriate behavior can be passed from grandparent to parent to child, and have a negative impact upon all three generations. Another criticism of family systems therapy is that individuals are overlooked at the expense of the family unit, although family systems therapists would state that holistic change of…… [Read More]

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Bowen theory. (2009). The Bowen Center. Retrieved August 24, 2009 at

Differentiation of the self. (2009). The Bowen Center. Retrieved August 24, 2009 at
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Family Association Center FAC the

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It is expected that an initial

investment of $400,000 will be needed in order to effectively establish the Center. In addition, the Center will require a maintenance cost of $50,000 per month.

5. Budget and Strategy

Strategy 1: Arranging meetings with community leaders

This strategy ensures that the community at large will accept FAC in its capacity as an establishment to provide help and counseling within the existing cultural, religious, and educational paradigms. Public trust is important for the success of the Center. Specifically, this strategy includes arranging meetings times, venues and refreshments. This is estimated at a budget for about $5,000 per meeting. This strategy will also include the possibility of securing the services of a cultural consultant; preferably also a person with some standing in the community. The budget for this is estimated at an initial fee of about $3,000, which will repeat monthly for as long as the consultant's services are required.

Strategy 2: Promotion at schools and educational facilities

In order to promote the service, young people at educational facilities will initially be targeted. It is possible that the strict religious and cultural requirements of the country could impact upon the experience of young people; resulting…… [Read More]

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Family Deliquency and Crime Nowadays

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"While biological and psychological factors hold their own merit when explaining crime and delinquency, perhaps social factors can best explain juvenile delinquency" which "is a massive and growing problem in America." (


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Family Social Policy What Are the Different

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Family Social Policy

What are the different ideological approaches to family social policy…how are they different?

Canada has traditionally taken the position that the responsibility for keeping a family intact is a private issue, not a public / governmental issue, according to Module 9. In terms of the ideological approach to families, the Module 9 explains four strategies.

Familialism is the approach taken in Canada for heterosexual family values; this approach supports women staying home to raise children and men getting jobs outside the home. Any struggles the family may have (money, marriage difficulties) are to be kept within the family.

Liberal Feminism differs from Familialism in that men and women have an equal basis for respect, both in the workplace and at home, but especially in the workplace. This ideology does not suggest that women should be raising children, staying home, and being homemakers. That typical role for a woman is minimized based on a concept of equal opportunity for both members of the partnership or marriage. Moreover, Caucasian feminists believe that the "nuclear family" (tradition family, as in Familialism) creates oppression for women.

Maternalism is an ideology that places great value on "motherhood" and on "all the attendant…… [Read More]

McDaniel, Susan A. (2007). Families, Feminism, and the State. In Power and Resistance.

Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing.
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Family Nudity Most People Who

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Although I fully support the concept of a certain amount of family nudity at home, I do have my reservations regarding unrestrained "social" nudity whereby people practice a "nudist lifestyle" in the company of others, such as at beaches, clubs, or gatherings outside the privacy of their homes. The reason why I support "at home nudism" is because I am convinced about its positive effects on the normal development of children. I do not consider "Social Nudity" appropriate because I believe that it does not serve any useful purpose apart from enabling the "nudists" to make a political statement about their beliefs. Such public display of nudity also tends to create a backlash against more moderate forms of family nudity and gives credence to the view about nudists being "odd."


Peckenpaugh, William D. (1999). "Familial and societal attitudes toward nudity, and the effects on children's development." [Available Online] Accessed on October 3, 2004 at

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Peckenpaugh, William D. (1999). "Familial and societal attitudes toward nudity, and the effects on children's development." [Available Online] Accessed on October 3, 2004 at

Study conducted by Robin Lewis and Louis Janda (1988) among others
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Family & Sociology of Marriage the Purpose

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Family & Sociology of Marriage

The purpose and social function of marriage has changed. While marriage was once a binding declaration of commitment and love to another person of the opposite gender, avowed and proclaimed in a holy ceremony, today marriage has become a catch all; a legally binding contract between two people who, for any reason, can choose to end the marriage without stigma or difficulty. Today, half of marriages end in divorce (CDC, 2010). And yet, millions of people remain happily married in America. Why? How? What is it that enables some couples to remain not just married, but happily so? Sociologists have analyzed the social, cognitive, and emotional consequences and detriments to failed marriages on the family. Results seem to indicate that successful marriages are not successful by chance, but rather, the product of hard work, compromise and mutual respect. While these criteria do not guarantee a successful marriage, they are correlated with higher satisfaction rates among married couples.

Family life

As a pillar to family functioning, marriage has served several important social objectives; it provides a foundation for couples to not only declare their love for one another, but also serves as a social instrument for…… [Read More]

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Dankin, J., Wampler, R. (2008). Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, but It Helps: Marital Satisfaction, Psychological Distress, and Demographic Differences Between Low- and Middle-Income Clinic Couples. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 36:300 -- 311.

Freeman, C., Carlson, J., & Sperry, L. (1993). Adlerian marital therapy strategies with middle income couples facing financial stress. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 21(4), 324 -- 332.
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Family Life and Divorce A Comparison Between

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Family Life and Divorce: A Comparison Between the 1940's and the 1990's

The family has changed significantly in the fifty-year period from 1940 to 1990. The decade of the 1940's is one where World War II had just ended and people were beginning to adjust to life after the war. One of the major impacts the war had involved the fact that it put women into the workplace and established that women could be more than just homemakers. This is often seen as the beginning of a shift towards women and men being more equal, a shift that is continuing today.

One of the major issues of the 1990's is divorce, with divorce having a significant impact on the family. Some argue that the family is dying, others argues that the family is finally working. Either way, there is no doubt that the family is changing.

To consider these issues further, firstly the family of the 1940's will be presented. It will be shown how this period of time planted the seeds for the changes now being seen in the family. This will lead to a discussion on the modern family, and specifically, the modern family in relation to divorce.…… [Read More]

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Family and Education in Frankenstein

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People generally focus on appearance when coming across a particular individual. This is perfectly exemplified by the meeting between the old member of the De Lacey family and the monster. The man initially welcomes the creature, as he is no longer able to see and is unacquainted with the monster's facial features and body.

Victor Frankenstein can be considered to contrast the monster through his behavior, his background, and because of the goals that he has. The scientist virtually had everything that the monster longed for, considering his family, his reputation, and the fact that he was generally seen as one of society's leading members. Instead of valuing what he had, however, Frankenstein gave it all away in favor of gaining reputation, as this was apparently the thing that he appreciated the most in life. While most readers are likely to blame Frankenstein for most unfortunate events in the book, it is actually society that should be held responsible for his behavior.

People in the late eighteenth century were apparently more supportive in regard to knowledge than they were concerning reason (Lunsford, 174). It is mostly as a result of his determination to earn reputation that Frankenstein came to ignore…… [Read More]

Bloom Bissonete, Melissa, "Teaching the Monster: Frankenstein and Critical Thinking"

Chao, Shun-Liang. "Education as a Pharmakon in Marry Shelley's Frankenstein," the Explicator, Vol. 68, No. 4, 223-226, 2010.
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Families in a Global Context

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As one commentator notes; "What this adds up to is, in my view, a significant shift in the balance of work and family life. Roles are changing, the nature of care is changing, and the stress related to juggling the balance is increasing (Edgar, 1997, p. 149)

A number of statistics also help to outline the nature of the family structure in a developed economy like Australia. In terms of workforce participation, the figures are as follows: "….86% for fathers and 56% for mothers in two-parent families, and 65% for male and 43% for female sole parents"(Edgar, 1997, p.151). This is also indicative of a shift in the role of the female as solely a homemaker. "In 1993, 53% of couples with dependent children were both employed & #8230;" (Edgar, 1997, p. 151). Therefore, there are still imbalances and disparities in terms of the family structure and this is a challenge that the family as a continuing societal institution has to face.

3. Swaziland

Swaziland has a somewhat different historical and political profile compared to Australia and therefore a different family structure -- which in turn impacts on the challenges facing the family in that country. Swaziland or more correctly…… [Read More]

Anderson, G.L. (Ed.). (1997). The Family in Global Transition. St. Paul, MN: Professors

World Peace Academy. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Questia database:
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Family Violence in Indigenous Australian Communities

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Family Violence in Indigenous Australian Communities: Literature Review

The issue of family violence is one of the key concerns impacting negatively on Indigenous communities of Australia. I will review available literature on the issue, identifying factors contributing to the same; outlining a framework for understanding why the problem has continued to persist despite the intensive government scrutiny and high level of public awareness; and bringing out the key knowledge gaps in literature. I reckon that intervention policies have time and time again been developed on the basis of a liberal feminist approach that overlooks the Indigenous communities' perspectives on the concept of family violence; and as expected, the policies have repeatedly failed (Campion, et al., 2007). This review draws from this basis, and highlights the importance of adopting a context-based primary prevention framework focusing on solutions, rather than on the quantitative cause-and-effect aspects of the issue.

Statement of the Problem

The term 'Indigenous family violence' describes the range of violent acts occurring in Indigenous communities, including economic, psychological, cultural, spiritual, social, sexual, emotional, and physical abuses perpetrated within community relationships, kinship networks, and extended families (Cripps & Davis, 2012). Whilst the specific rates of family violence reports vary across studies,…… [Read More]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. (2006). Ending Family Violence and Abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Australian Human Rights Commission. Retrieved 25 August 2014 from 

AHRC. (2003). Social Justice Report 2003. The Australian Human Rights Commission. Retrieved 25 August 2014 from
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Family Group Conference in New

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Many nations do not use restorative justice as a policy, but eventually bright, progressive leaders worldwide will hopefully learn the value of restorative justice, and implement it at some level.

Youth Justice Process in New Zealand. (2005). Family Group Conference. Retrieved 29 June 2008, at http://www.justice.govtnz/youth/fgc.html.

This government-produced review of the ideologies and practical implementation of the Family Group Conference was a valuable and basic article in terms of the understanding the process and how it works well in most cases.

The Family Group Conference in New Zealand

The Family Group Conference (FGC) was established in New Zealand in 1989, with the purpose in mind of more skillfully and more fairly dealing with problems and issues of boys and girls (under the age of 14) and young people (14-16) who get in trouble with law enforcement. According to information provided by the Youth Justice Process (,the FGC has modernized and streamline previous youth justice strategies.

The Youth Justice Process report states that justice, when it comes to youthful offenders, can best be met by engaging all parties in a conference, rather than simply arresting the suspect and using adult-style prosecution policies. The "heart" of the philosophy that goes into the…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
Atwool, Nicola, & Kiro, Cindy. (2006) Child Rights, Family Rights and the Family
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Family Structure Evolution in America Family Structure

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Family Structure Evolution in America

Family structure in the United States is definitely evolving. This fact is demonstrated by an analysis of several different aspects of the family structure as defined within the National Council on Family Relations. The specific forms of evolution within the family structure studied within this paper pertain to dating, marriage, and gender roles. By conducting a literature review of articles related, respectively, to each of these facets of family, one can see that there has been a great deal of evolution in the values of the family in the U.S.

The first article reviewed for this assignment is entitled "History of dating violence and the association of with late adolescent health." This article explored the relationship between the health of young adults and adolescents and negative experiences associated with dating or romantic relationships. Health was defined in both sexual, physical and mental terms, as explicitly related to issues such as depression or eating aberrations, multiple sexual partners and smoking. This study explored a wide range of categories for dating violence, which included by physical and mental abuse. Of the latter, bullying and harassment issues disseminated via electronic communication common in today's society (such as emails…… [Read More]

Bonomi, A.E., Anderson, M.L, Nemeth, J., Rivara F.P., Buettner, C. (2013). History of dating violence and the association of with late adolescent health. Biomed Central Public Health. 13: 821-833.

Dinno, A., Whiteny, C. (2013). Same sex marriage and the perceived assault on same sex marriage. PLOS One. 8(6), 1-8.
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Family vs Society in Sophocles'

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Though Antigone is certainly the protagonist of the play, she makes her decision very early in the action -- she chooses to bury her brother despite the civil disobedience and disrespect of the State that it shows. Ismene, on the other hand, wavers between the two duties. When Antigone is caught, her sister tries to take the blame with her: "But now you're in trouble, I'm not ashamed / of suffering, too, as your companion" (Sophocles, 540-1). Though Ismene's motives might be somewhat questionable, she is at least claiming a sense of duty and companionship with her sister -- and a desire to honor her brother -- by joining in the guilt of the act against the State. Antigone will not let her, again for reasons that could be put under debate. One possible explanation for Antigone's refusal to let Ismene share the punishment for the act would be her love for her sister. She has no need to share the punishment, and is now the only member of the family left. Her death would mean that Antigone's and her brothers' were all in vain; the honor of the family would not matter if the family ceased to exist. Both…… [Read More]

Sophocles. Antigone. Ian Johnston, trans. Accessed 5 March 2009.
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Family Holiday Traveling Can Be

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To meet their needs in this regard, I'll provide them with a liaison during every part of their journey. I will for example ensure that a particular flight attendant on every flight will meet them and help the family find the correct connection for their continuing journey. In the case of their arrival, I will ensure that an airport official will meet them at the airport and ensure their safe arrival at their accommodation. I will do the same in the case of hotels and specific activities. During each leg of the journey, I will ensure a guide to help the family arrive safely, enjoy their activities, and return at the correct times for everything they planned. During the journey, it is also possible that my clients will be in need of child care facilities. I will therefore ensure that all the appointed assistants will be aware of how to secure such services for a family with my clients' specific and special needs.

I will also provide my clients with my personal contact numbers, where I can be reached during any time of the day or night in case anything goes wrong. The family can also give this number to…… [Read More]

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Family Life Cycle the Stage

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In a study conducted in rural China, where an emerging trend for leaving home in adolescence is challenging the environment an, Mertig & Liu discuss their findings:

In summary, we found that (1) a person's tendency toward individualism is primarily impacted by his/her parents and perceived resource availability, with little impact from peers. This is somewhat inconsistent with findings in Western countries. (2) a person's attitudes towards leaving the parental home (an issue more specific than individualism) are primarily shaped by his/her tendency toward individualism, and perceived adverse effects. This conclusion is consistent with the findings of Gierveld et al. (1991). Parental attitude and behavior have insignificant impacts on adolescents' attitudes, while peers' behaviors have opposite influences on men and women. (3) a person's intention to leave the parental home and live independently is more complex, depending on both his/her preferences / attitudes and the perceived resource availability for so doing (especially for women), as suggested by Gierveld et al. (1991). (an, Mertig & Liu, 2003, p. 440)

This life cycle concept is applicable in western culture as the historical emphasis on the pinnacle of success surrounding young adulthood is independence from the family. There is also less evidence that…… [Read More]

Seiffge-Krenke, I. (2006) Leaving Home or Still in the Nest? Parent -- Child Relationships and Psychological Health as Predictors of Different Leaving Home Patterns Developmental Psychology 42, (5) 864 -- 876. DOI: 10.1037/0012-1649.42.5.864

Seiffge-Krenke, I. (2009) Leaving-Home Patterns in Emerging Adults the Impact of Earlier Parental Support and Developmental Task Progression European Psychologist 14(3) 238 -- 248. DOI 10.1027/1016-9040.14.3.238
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Family Violence in Recent Years

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The research indicates that domestic violence has a negative impact on each of these areas.

One of the prominent concerns concerning domestic violence is the megative impact that it has on children. According to Stenberg (2006)

"In the first decade of research on family violence, many researchers documented that victims of physical child abuse were frequently characterized by behavior problems and psychiatric symptoms…More recently, researchers have also emphasized the risks associated with exposure to spousal or partner violence. Children are often exposed to multiple types of family violence…because marital violence and child physical abuse frequently co-occur. Hughes (1988) found that children who were both witnesses (of spouse abuse) and victims (of child abuse) had the most externalizing behavior problems, while children who were neither victims nor witnesses had the fewest such problems, and children who were witnesses but not victims had intermediate scores."

In addition to the negative effects of domestic violence there are some positive outcomes. One of the positive outcomes is that this type of deviant behavior has been the subject of a great deal of research. This research aids Psychologists and sociologists in understanding why domestic violence occurs and what can be done to prevent it from…… [Read More]

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"Family Violence." Retrieved November 2, 2009 from; 

Huss, M.T., Covell, C.N., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2006). Clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of antisocial and psychopathic domestic violence perpetrators. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 13, 61-87.
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Family Business and Steinberg Case Steinberg's Success

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Family Business and Steinberg Case

Steinberg's Success -- Sam Steinberg (1905-1978), was a Canadian of Hungarian descent who transformed the grocery story founded by his mother Ida, into one of the largest chains in the Quebec, Steinberg's Supermarket. One of his key successes was helping to transform food retailing in the post-World War II era into mass merchandising, mechanization, and personnel management that fed into and exploited the bilingual nature of Quebec, and the Ontario. Sam had a unique ability to find optimal locations for his stores by using the old-fashioned technique of driving around the area, watching who drove where, who shopped where, and learning about the areas, then purchasing properties and building on sites he believed would service the public in the most expeditious manner. At the time of his death, Steinberg's was the largest supermarket chain in Quebec. Sam left a legacy of philanthropic ideas and causes, typically focused on the Jewish community. Disagreement among the daughters led to the sale of the family business in 1989, the name disappeared from the stores in 1992, but the family remains one of the wealthiest and most respected in Canada (Ray & Kearney 2002).

Sam's initial success in the…… [Read More]

DeWolff, C 2008, The Ghosts of Steinberg's, viewed March 2012, <
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Family Therapies Structural Family Approach Major Contributors

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Family Therapies

Structural family approach

Major contributors of Structural family approach

Structural family approach mainly operates by considering problems within the family structure, it emphasizes on dealing with the individual symptom through examination of the whole family interaction pattern. Furthermore, this theory does not insist on the relation between family interactions and pathology but, it associates the symptoms with family's interaction. Structural family theory has three operating areas, these include; the family, the problem itself and the change process. First stage entails, the therapist knowing the kind of family he/she is dealing with, the composition and hierarchy of the family. he/she tries to fit in the family's environment so as to capture the real picture. In the second stage, the therapist identifies is specifically stopping the family from living harmoniously. he/she also finds out the function and position of the problem behavior Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 2008()

History of Structural family approach

Salvador Minuchin is credited the person behind the development of the structural school of family therapy in the 1960's. While working as a director of the Family Research Unit at the Wiltwyck School for boys, this was when Minuchin started to develop his theory. Between the years 1962-1965, he…… [Read More]

Bobrow, E., & Ray, W.A. (2004). Strategic Family Therapy in the Trenches. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 23(4), 28-38. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.

D'Angelo, S.L. (1995). The Milan approach to therapy revisited. PsycCRITIQUES, 40(4), 352-352. doi: 10.1037/003578
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Family Dynamics Effect on Student Performance the

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Family Dynamics Effect on Student Performance

The objective of this study is to examine how family dynamics affect student performance. This work will examine the history of equal opportunity education and answer how it is that students receive opportunities they currently have in public education and what current issues are affecting equal opportunity education today. Finally, this study will answer as to how the obstacles to equal educational opportunities be addressed.

The work of Ng and Rury (2006) states that high percentages of children in the United States live in poverty and that it is important that teachers understand the specific challenges faced by these children if they are to be well-served. (Paraphrased) It is reported as well to be consistently documented that "most educators themselves come from middle-class backgrounds, making it difficult for them to relate personally with students who live in poverty. As a result, the capacity of teachers to work with poor children is shaped by teacher educators, school district administrators, educational researchers, and other experts." (Ng and Rury, 2006, p.1) What is not clear according to Ng and Rury is "just what lessons about the poor are being transmitted to teachers and other educators, and how…… [Read More]

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Annual Synthesis (2002) National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools. Retrieved from: 

International Issues of Social Mobility of Underprivileged Groups -- Equality Education and Equity, Significant Educational Interventions (nd) State University. Retrieved from: International Issues of Social Mobility of Underprivileged Groups - Equality Education and Equity, Significant Educational Interventions
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Family Law Amendment Shared Parental Responsibility Act

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Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act

U v U [2002] HCA

Over the years, the moral fibre of the society has continued to crumble. One of the most affected social units in the society is the family. Spouses exchange vows only to go back on their promise that 'till death do us part.' Children are often at the receiving end of such scenarios since family disintegration often has a negative impact on the children who get caught up in the tug of war of their parents' dissimilarities. The Australian federal government is aware of the blow that family breakdown brings to thousands of Australian children every year. To protect the plight of the children, the government has introduced a series of Family Law reforms funded by the mainstream government with the aim of assisting families that are experiencing relationship problems. The rationale is to protect children from the potential damage that would emanate from parents' reckless disregard of their shared responsibility. The Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act thus aims at apportioning shared parental responsibility between both parents. The enactment of this landmark piece of legislation has brought about substantial changes to the law through the implementation of…… [Read More]

Kennedy, R., Richards, J & Leiman, T (2009) Integrating Human Service Law, Ethics and Practice (3rd edition)

Leigh, L & Wu, K (ND) Practical guide to the Law in NSW (12th Edition) The Law Handbook Redfern Legal Centre Publishing
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Family and Conflict in Everyday

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Again, this conflict exists between two sisters, but in this story it is the sister that stays home that is treated as essentially unwelcome by her family, and the sister that returns home that is welcomed and praised despite the many issues that are apparent in her life. At its heart, however, this story is one of senseless bickering and the type of frustration that crops up during periods of familial unfairness. Neither sister makes a real effort to try and make the other happy, and the other family members are equally guilty of perpetuating a type of squabbling that has no real merit or purpose -- the arguments are over senseless things such as a beard being cut or not -- yet the rift that this creates in the family seems just as permanent as that which exists in Walker's short story. The narrator of Welty's tale is the "wronged" sister, who ultimately moves out of her family's home and into the post office where she works, but while the reader's sympathies stay with Mama and Maggie at the end of "Everyday Use," there isn't the same sense of completion and satisfaction at the end of "Why I Live…… [Read More]

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Family Independence Across Cultures Independence

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Once the children are of age, the parents' duty to take care of them reduces as the child takes charge to start a new life somewhere else. The parent usually has saved enough money through life insurance scheme and retirement savings to cater for himself after retirement. When the child is grown, there is no dependence between the parents and children. Traits like hard work and honesty are encouraged towards children to ensure their survival in different societies when he grows up. In some cases when the parent is too weak and old to look after himself, he is taken to a home for the elderly since none of his children is available to take care of him (Stewart et al. 580).

The other model of family model is the model of psychological or emotional interdependence. In this model, the children are of less material help to the family. Parenting, therefore, is therefore, based on the psychological interdependence on the child and parent. Unlike the other two forms where the child had autonomy, in this model there is no autonomy for the child. The child is, therefore, supposed to show self-discipline. The parents train their on how to do various…… [Read More]

Chou, K.L. Emotional autonomy and depression among Chinese adolescents. Journal of Genetic Psychology, pp 161-169, 2000.

Jose, P.E., Huntsinger, C.S., Huntsinger, P.R. & Liaw, F-R. Parental values and practices relevant to young children's social development in Taiwan and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 31, pp 677-702, 2000.
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Family Violence Prevention Services Act Social Policy

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Family Violence Prevention Services Act

Social policy analysis must start with defining the problem that the policy is designed to address. For instance, Family Violence Prevention Services Act addresses the subject of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence. A number of needs assessment have been conducted to establish the significance of the issue of family violence and to identify the effectiveness of numerous interventions addressing the issue. The existence of a defined social issue is the reason for the Family Violence Prevention Services Act intervention. Karger and Stoesz argue that the systematic investigation of a social policy must be purposeful and occur within a systematic and structured framework for policy analysis. They propose a model for policy analysis that comprises the following elements.

Historical background of the policy

The Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA) offers the main government-financing stream devoted to the assistance of emergency supportive and shelter services for domestic violence victims and their children. Introduced by Congress, FVPSA is intended to help states: raise attention about domestic violence: prevent its occurrence, and create, maintain, and increase services for domestic violence victims and their children. State level governments provided FVPSA operational funds. The intention was to address…… [Read More]

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Family Theories

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Age Students With Learning Disabilities

The impact of family motivation on college age students with learning disabilities may be a deciding factor in regard to the student's success or failure. College age students with learning disabilities obviously have more immediate needs in cooperative learning settings when compared to typical students. Educators cannot just tell the student to just sit-down and read five chapters of Freud. These students have problems like dyslexia, AD/HD, or English as a second language to name a few and they may have had additional help in the past that may not be available at an older age. When there are obvious underlying issues, the family, teachers and the students themselves have to work more closely together in order to reach the desired positive outcomes. "Teaching effectiveness is inferred from the product that was created; it is the product that is the indicator of scholarship." (Cranton, 2000)

This report aims to provide general background information about the application of Family Theories. The underlying object of this is study was to understand the implications of Family Theories as they pertain to college age students with learning disabilities and how these principles can be used to set up…… [Read More]


Based on Family Stress Theory, there can be many indicators of a family's adaptation to stress induced events. "One is the adaptation of individual family members, including adolescents have noted that such factors as the perceived levels of individual and family stress serve as markers of adaptation." (McCubbin, 1993) In other words, the adaptation implies that there are a large number
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Families Delinquency & Crime What

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If the child is punished for small infractions of the rules and other children are not, this makes him feel that life is unfair, and makes him act in the ways that he is expected to act. Formal labeling is manifest when teachers treat students labeled as gifted as brighter, which motivates the children to perform better on tests, or when students labeled as 'special education' or 'ESL' are assumed to be capable of less than other children. If less is expected of them, they will naturally perform at a lower standard.

Module 4

Q5. Identify some of the factors that could lead to inept parenting in single parent family households.

Even the best single parent faces considerable challenges. Single parent households tend to be less affluent economically, which automatically presents a difficulty in terms of ensuring that children have safe and healthy environments in which to live. Single parents may not be able to provide basic necessities for the child. Also, because single parents must work, often for long hours, children may be left alone or with caretakers for much of the day. There may be poor or inconsistent discipline, regarding completing the child's schoolwork. The stresses of providing…… [Read More]