Friedman Family Assessment

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Friedman Family Assessment Terri L Bray NUR/405 February 13, 2012 Helen Woolf Friedman Family Assessment This family consists of two uncles, MT, and JE, a nephew JT, and a niece LD. MT and JE are a gay partnered couple. Both are caucasion as are the children. The sister to MT passed away a little over a year ago and left her two children, ages two and ten to be raised by her brother and his partner. The family lives in Adams Center, New York. They currently own a trailer and pay lot rent in the trailer park. The uncle MT, was born in Watertown, New York, and is a caregiver in the homes of elderly people in the community. JE was born in Malone, New York, and is a writer and works from home. The niece LD was born in Boise, Idaho, and attends the local elementary school. The nephew JT, was born in Watertown, New York. They are a middle-class family and attend the Catholic Church. The primary language of the family is English. Both uncles are high school graduates and neither have attended college. The nephew is in Erikson’s developmental stage of autonomy vs. shame. During this stage we learn to master skills for ourselves. We learn to walk, talk, feed ourselves, and toilet training. During this stage we develop self-esteem, learn right from wrong, and gain more control over our bodies. The niece is in Erikson’s developmental stage of industry vs. inferiority. During this stage we are capable of learning, creating, and accomplishing numerous new skills and knowledge. This is also a very social stage of development and if we experience unresolved feelings of inadequacy and inferiority among our peers, we can have serious problems in terms of competence and self-esteem. This child is having a hard time in this stage. She has problems with expressing her feelings and has behavioral problems. She has no self-esteem and is having a

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