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Blue Mountain College Family Centered Practice Research Paper

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Family Centered Practice

Concepts in Assessing Families

1) Formal and informal roles of the individual members of the family

--roles contribution to or impediment of family’s functioning

2) Internal boundaries

3) Subgroups or alliances

--alliances’ effect on the functioning of the family

4) Power structure and influence

--different domains of influence for different people

--balance of power

5) Decision-making

--style of decision-making

--needs of all family members considered or discounted

--room for negotiating or consideration of the needs of others

6) Goals

--shared by all or some of the members

--effect of these goals on family life

7) Beliefs and myths

--contribution to the health of the family

--contribution or hindrance of growth of individual members

8) Communication

9) Expression of feelings

--safety of expression

--affect and range of feeling expressed

10) Strength

Paper must be a maximum of 10 double-spaced typed pages, with 12-inch font and 1-inch margins. Locate at least 4 peer-reviewed research articles (within 10 years) in addition to text - Shulman, L. (2016). The skills of helping individuals, families, groups, and communities(8thed.) Boston, MA

Papers should be free of mechanical flaws, including errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.Citations in the text and a reference page must conform to the most current APA style.

Suggested Texts:

Bisman, C. (2014). Social work: Value-guided practice for a global society. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Collins, D.,Jordan, C., & Coleman, H. (2013). An introduction to family social work: Theories and methods of family intervention(4thed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2018). Groups: Process and practice (10thed.).Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Finn, J. L., & Jacobson, M. (2016). Just practice: A social justice approach to social work(3rded.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Furman, R., & Gibelman, M. (2013). Navigating human service organizations(3rded.). Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Goldenberg, I., Stanton, M., & Goldenberg, H.(2017). Family therapy: An overview(9thed.).Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Johnson, L. C., & Yanca, S. J. (2010). Social work practice: A generalist approach(10thed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.

Miley, K. K., O’Melia, M.,& Dubois, B. (2017). Generalist social work practice: An empowering approach (8thed.).Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Murphy, B. C., & Dillon, C. (2015). Interviewing in action in a multicultural world(5thed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.

Nichols, M. P.(2020).The essentials of family therapy (6thed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Saleebey, D. (2013). The strengths perspective in social work practice (6thed.). New York, NY: Pearson Pub.

Sheafor, B., & Horejsi, C. (2015). Techniques and guidelines for social work practice (10thed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Turner, F.J. (Ed., 2017). Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches(6thed.).New York, NY:Oxford University Press

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Attached.

Running head: FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

Family Centered Practice

Student’s name:
Institutional affiliation:

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FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

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Family Centered Practice
Outline
Introduction

Family centered practice refers to a theoretical framework with set of guidelines and
principles on how to handle children to improve their welfare. Family centered practice is mostly
used to guide in identifying whether a child’s welfare is in jeopardy when in the midst of their
families. Family centered practice aims are restoring stronger bonds and collaboration among
family members with the aim of achieving a happier and more unified family. The major
objectives of family centered practice include case management, family reunification, and inhome prevention services. It also aims at achieving better child welfare, ensure there is
sustainable child safety, and guarantee permanency. Understanding family structure including
roles and responsibilities is essential in administering family centered practice.
1) Formal and informal roles of the individual members of the family
--roles contribution to or impediment of family’s functioning
2) Internal boundaries
The importance of internal boundaries.
3) Subgroups or alliances
--alliances’ effect on the functioning of the family

4) Power structure and influence

--different domains of influence for different people
--balance of power

FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

5) Decision-making
--style of decision-making

--needs of all family members considered or discounted

--room for negotiating or consideration of the needs of others

6) Goals

--shared by all or some of the members

--effect of these goals on family life

7) Beliefs and myths
--contribution to the health of the family
--contribution or hindrance of growth of individual members

8) Communication
Importance and implications of communication in a family setup.
9) Expression of feelings
--safety of expression
--affect and range of feeling expressed

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FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

10) Strength

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Attached.

Running head: FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

Family Centered Practice

Student’s name:
Institutional affiliation:

1

FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

2
Family Centered Practice
Introduction

Family centered practice refers to a theoretical framework with set of guidelines and
principles on how to handle children to improve their welfare (Shulman, 2016). Family centered
practice is mostly used to guide in identifying whether a child’s welfare is in jeopardy when in
the midst of their families. Family centered practice aims are restoring stronger bonds and
collaboration among family members with the aim of achieving a happier and more unified
family (Lietz & Geiger, 2017). The major objectives of family centered practice include case
management, family reunification, and in-home prevention services. It also aims at achieving
better child welfare, ensure there is sustainable child safety, and guarantee permanency.
Understanding family structure including roles and responsibilities is essential in administering
family centered practice (Shivalli et al., 2015). Family centered practice is influenced by the
belief that the family is the smallest structural unit in the society and positive change best occurs
with the presence of positive helping relationships.
1. Formal and informal roles of the individual members of the family
The family setup is the smallest functional unit in the society, and it has roles and
responsibilities of each individual in the family. The sharing of roles and responsibilities is
influenced by cultural practices and beliefs of the community. The sharing of roles and
responsibilities in the family unit is done to help in achieving sustainability such that every need
of the family members is met. It is important noting that the roles and responsibilities assigned to
family members are guided along gender lines (Lietz & Geiger, 2017). Individuals within the
family unit have roles and responsibilities to ensure that the family achieves the main family
objectives including socialization, affection, health promotion, economic, family coping, basic

FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE

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needs, and reproductive/conjugal needs. It is expected that commitment of every family member
to carry out their various roles will lead to a happy and sustainable family unit that meets the
needs of every family member.
When considering the individual roles and responsibilities, each individual in the family
is usually affiliated with a specific role or responsibility such a therapist, provider, childcare
provider, housekeeper, sexual partner, recreation organizer, socializer, and kinship member. It is
noteworthy that an i...

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