Describe the difference that person-centred thinking can make to individuals and their families. It is a way of identifying who is relevant to an individual and to discover any important issues about their relationship. It feeds into support planning because it focuses on which people to involve in planning and which relationships can be strengthened or supported. 4. Describe examples of person-centred thinking tools.
Assess the contribution of functionalism to our understanding of families and households Functionalist theory’s contributed massively to our understanding of the family and the household. Functionalists ask: what are the essential functions which the family must perform to meet the basic needs of society and its members. But functionalist views have also been criticised. Functionalists argue that the family has essential functions which it must perform to meet the basic needs of society and its members. Murdock argues that this makes the family a greatly important institution.
(Bitter, Long, Young, 2010) Reframing is when a problem is shown in a different way and from different perspectives. “Through reframing, it becomes possible to grasp the underlying family structure that is contributing to an individual’s problem.” (Bitter, Long, Young, 2010) Reframing seems to be a technique that will work will with the Quest family. The family will be able to look at their problems in different ways as well as different perspective. They will be able to see the underlying problem and one person will not be blamed for the problem because the problem is a family
The relationship with parents/carers is the first and most important relationship in a child’s life.They need to have a strong bond or attachment to their primary carers to feel loved and secure. Parents are a childs first teachers so they build the basis for the development. It is important that the child is praised for their actions and not criticised to help build their self esteem and self worth. It is important for children and young people to have friends as they learn social skills that will be important to them throughout their lives. These skills can be vital to maintaining social relationships and help them be able to resolve conflict.
The development and behavior of one family member is inextricably interconnected with others in the family. Symptoms are often viewed as an expression of a set of habits and patterns within a family. It is revolutionary to conclude that the identified client’s problem might be a symptom of how the system functions, not just a symptom of the individual’s maladjustment, history, and psychosocial development. This perspective is grounded on the assumptions that a client’s problematic behavior may: (1) Serve a function or purpose for the family. (2) Be unintentionally maintained by family processes.
An example of a value which is important to most of our society is going to school, going to church or volunteering. Functionalists see social structure or the organisation of society as more important than the individual itself. They say that people are born into society and become the product if all social influences around them because they’re socialised by different institutions such as family, education, media and religion. Sociologist Talcott Parsons sees society as a system that works together to keep things running smoothly just like the human body. Social consensus is a key belief of functionalism.
Values My personal values provide a reference for what is good, beneficial, useful, important and constructive to my family. Some values generate my behavior and helps me with family problems or issues and also with how I wish to raise my children today. Over time, I have found it to be very important in my day-to-day life. It helps me lay a foundation down of tradition, custom and family values. Values are what you want and need to achieve the goals you set for yourself and your family.
Cultural experiences shape the way people see and understand the world around them, and the two cultural experiences which most powerfully shape people’s perspectives on life are family and religion. Family can change a person’s perspective or view because the importance of family is building bonds and sticking together no matter what changes a person. Family can change a person’s perspective or view because the importance of family, building bonds, and sticking together no matter what changes a person. In the story An Indian Father’s Plea, cultural experiences in a Native American upbringing are lightened, ‘At the age of 5, he has already been through quite and education compared with his peers in Western Society. As his first introduction into this world, he was bonded to his mother and to the Mother Earth in a traditional native childbirth ceremony.
The parents need to realize that a disability is not a death sentence. As stated above, many times a disabled child has just as much an impact on a family as child prodigy and a family may also come to love this child as deeply as they would if they were a “normal” child. Genetic counselors should only be held legally responsible for a regretted decision if the parents felt like they were being persuaded into that decision. Genetic counselors should only give the parents information, both negative and positive, about the disability and nothing more. The counselors should not refer the couple to a hospital that could possibly terminate the fetus nor should they refer them to a facility that will care for the disabled fetus when he/she is born.
In our society, civic virtues are taught when as adolescents, from our parents. Clearly, civility has to mean something more that mere politeness. The movement will have accomplished little if all it does is get people to say, "excuse me, please", while they (figuratively) stab you in the back. Civility also cannot mean "roll over and play dead." People need to be able to raise tough questions and present their cases when they feel their vital interests are being threatened.