TMA01 The word ‘carer’ means someone who looks after a friend, relative or neighbour who needs support because of their sickness, age or disability. Carers come from all backgrounds and can be any age. Caring can be rewarding, but it can be difficult too (Directgov 2006) I will be looking into family care, and the difficulties and rewards it brings looking after a family member. I have been reading about a case study in unit 1 about Ann and her family who I will be using throughout as a reference. Ann looks after her father Angus who is 79 and has Parkinson’s disease, Ann lives with her father along with her husband Bob and daughter Zoe.
They are applying for adoption of a child through your agency. I believe the Burmans would make wonderful, loving parents because they have a stable marriage, they have financial security and they have a strong, supportive extended family. George and Amy have been married for twelve years. They met as freshmen in college at The Ohio State University and have been in love since then. They married shortly after college graduation and moved back to Amy’s hometown in central Ohio, where they both found employment.
Explain the importance of multi-agency and integrated working. How does this create a better outcome for children, young people and their families? Multi-agency working is different services, agencies, teams of professionals and other practitioners working together to provide the services that meet the needs of children, their parents or carers. These can include health visitors, educational psychologists, colleagues from other early year settings, social workers and parents or carers. Integrated Working is when all these professionals supporting children work together effectively to put the child at the centre, meet their needs and improve their lives all under one roof.
2. In your own words, describe what a ‘system’ is, especially as it applies to a couple or family. After carefully reading James R. Bitter Chapter one, I can describe ‘system’ as it is especially applied to a couple or family as a social and or biological construct that is made up of a set of people who are related by blood. This family “system” functions because it is a unit and every member of the family plays a critical, if not unique, role in the system. As a result, if one of the members of this system changes, it can cause a ripple effect of change throughout the family system.
As a child practitioner an essential part of my work role will involve actively seeking to evolve and where apt build relationships. Consequently having a significant impact on children and young peoples’ lives. As quoted, (Children and young people’s workforce, Early Learning and Childcare book 2011) there are a number of reasons why people communicate which are to: • To promote relationships and to offer support – A social worker arranges regular contact with a family ‘in need’ and builds up a mutual system of support. • To maintain relationships – A child’s key person will ensure that he or she gets to know the child and his or her family, so that a trusting relationship is built and maintained. • To exchange information – For example, a patient visiting their GP will supply the doctor with information about their symptoms.
Families, along with their children, are the program” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Educators who understand child development in perspective to family and community rely on competency to organize an early childhood program which incorporates effective developmentally approved practices which incorporate family and community into the “whole child” approach. “School readiness is, of course, a concern for everybody, but professionals with a child development back-ground often come at it from a different angle than some other professionals and families by recognizing that social-emotional development is vitally tied to cognitive development” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Socially, a child learns to relate to family, peers, teachers and other members of the community through a range of human emotions, interactions, and transitions over the years of development. Emotionally, children
“Good evening, everyone! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Megan, Mr. Miller’s sister and Sarah’s maid of honor and I’d like to start by congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Miller, and thanking you all for being here today to celebrate the beginning of their marriage! Congratulations Shawn and Sarah! I’m so happy my brother has found the woman of his dreams to fulfill his life with and raise a family with. Together you have helped to overcome hardships and have grown together to make each other stronger.
Three groups of people who have been the most important and influential in my life are my family, my friends, and my fraternity brothers. As stated before, my family had the greatest effect on who I am today by laying the foundation of my cognitive development. My constant interactions with siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and my parents have taught me life
Marriages occur between childhood or college friends, office colleagues, neighbors and acquaintances. These relationships are a result of “chemistry” between two individuals. Such marriages have a good chance of success because they arise from mutual attraction but only if a person has chosen wisely. Often, there is a mismatch between social statuses, educational qualifications, financial resources and life’s goals and aspirations of the two individuals, which after some time becomes a cause of friction and eventually leads to divorce. Arranged marriages were once very common but today this institution mostly survives in eastern countries such as India and China.
I am going to give a multi-generational diagram of my family background. The purpose for this genogram is to learn something about my family. I almost know everyone in my family, but the people that I really know are the ones that are closest to me. When I was 16 I moved in with my grandmother to help tak care of her. One thing I enjoyed most was stories about people in my family I didn’t know.