Task 3 Case Study – “I am Sam” In everyone’s lives Advocacy is important, but it is even more important should you have a disability. In this case study I will be expressing my opinion on where an advocate would of helped Sam and his daughter (Lucy) from the movie “I am Sam”. It is quiet chilling that Sam and Lucy did not get help in so many parts of this movie. It really shows you how people can slip through the system when professionals do not recognise intervention from the beginning could actually prevent so much hard ache for many families. Sam had a few people in his life during his journey of parenthood on his own.
Susan Smith thought she was being raised by two loving parents, but it turned out to be with a mother that was blind to the fact that her daughter was being abused by a man that played the part of daddy. Susan was forced to become the woman that everyone expected her to become but her avoidance of receiving help for her issues may have caused her to break. There is no known cure for Dependent Personality Disorder, but it is recommended that a person that is diagnosed seeks the assistance of a psychiatrist immediately. Had Susan Smith pursued help from the outside prior to her making the decision of murder, she would have been able to receive the proper guidance that she should have received as a young
Martin shared very personal stories about himself, his family and his wife to Arnaud. Arnaud then took his similar appearance to Martin as an advantage to start a new life by impersonating him. When the imposter returned as Martin eight years after he left everyone was ecstatic about his return especially his beloved wife, Bertrande. Bertrande didn’t suspect her husband was actually another until after she had a child with him. When she had doubt about Martin she spoke to the priest, her sisters and also Martin’s uncle, but it wasn’t acted upon.
Because there is only a certain amount of treatment that a body can with stand. Her father starting thinking that he was a burden to his daughter so some of the treatment that he was taking he start refusing but his daughter would not give up on him. There are so many good things to say about Susan Wolf, but the best thing you can say about her is that she is a Angle sent from heaven just for her father. The story about her father death really touched me and after I read it the first time I had to read it again and then tell someone about it. It make you think what could you have possibly done in that situation.
Amir felt the reason Baba was always distant and seemed cut off, was because he was torn inside after the death of his beloved wife, which Amir had killed at delivery. “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...” This evidence shows how the one event at twelve years old has molded his entire life. “I became what I am today at the age of twelve.” At twelve years old Amir witnessed the rape of his childhood friend and brother Hassan. This example shows that Amir felt his entire life was shaped by the memory of the rape that happened at twelve years old. Amir lived the rest of his life trying to deal with the guilt and hide from the memory of that horrific
Precious has been abused by her parents in many capacities for most of her life. She is raped by her father, hit, told she is stupid and worthless, sexually abused by her mother, as well as forced to endure a whole host of other abuses. She appears to possibly be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the major traumas faced throughout her life. Both of her children have been fathered by her own biological father, who no longer lives with the family. Despite all of the struggles that she faces, Precious is incredibly resilient and strong.
In the beginning of the book, when Dave talks about when the family was once good, he calls his mom, “Mom”. He later on calls her “Mother” when she becomes abusive. He does this because he became distant from her when the abusive started. He didn’t feel safe referring to her as mom anymore because she wasn’t the nurturing mother that she once was. Before the abuse, Mother would’ve done anything for her family.
One observation that I made about Faye, from A Secret Sorrow, is that she is always thinking of her family members before herself. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she is more concerned about how her condition will make Kai react. Then once the two of them adopt their three children, she takes advantage of the time she has with her them that she thought she would never have. On the other hand, the woman from A Sorrowful Woman hides herself from her family even though she knows the time she has with them will be cut short. She did not take advantage of precious time that she
Family were part of each slave has to suffer from their slave master. They suffered when slave master abuse them, they suffered when give birth for baby, they suffered when their children sale to another place at three or four years old, and they suffered when their children died. The exploitation of slave lave for the slave master too cruel. The slave masters lose their mind when doing things too immorality for that human race. Clora generation's family has suffered for many cruel thing slave masters did for Clora mother's family, the family of Clora, and children families of Clora.
And still, the husband loved her, but unfortunately she could no longer fulfill her role of being a mother or a wife any longer because of her depression. Sadly, the husband understood the pain of his wife was going through, and knew he had to obey her demands of isolation for the safety of the child. No one will ever really know how the little boy must of felt; having little communication with his mother, this must have been tough on him. Even though he was not capable of writing notes, he still managed to communicate with his mother by drawing pictures. Unfortunately, he never got back any response because his mother only looked at the drawings.