Brigham Young University-Idaho
This family comes from a religious family that has had the same religion for four generations now and the family holds strong to the beliefs of the importance of family and religion. The father in the family comes from a small household of parents and three children and the wife comes from a home where foster care had taken place for fourteen children throughout her childhood. Now this family has two children and the husband and wife. Family history shows no sign of significant health problems with the exception of the grandmother in the husband side of being obese.
The family is stated as coming from a Caucasian background and the dominate language in the home is English with occasional efforts to teach children sign language from educational videos. The family chooses to associate with other members of religion and live in a lower to middle class neighborhood. The family does not get involved in much recreational activities although family owns a boat that they occasionally go to the lake as a family. Family is clean in appearance and home is warm in decorations and cleanliness. With the wife being a Social worker the family is partially involved in activities that involve alternate ethnic groups. Family does not involve and in fact avoids healthcare when possible and uses valerian root for themselves and children in belief that is aids in anxiety. The family is moderately involved with church activity and states that they attend church each Sunday but not much more activity beyond that. The husband is a sales person and the wife is a social worker that puts the children in daycare and preschool. Even with dual income family states that they desire to make more money and are not happy with their place financially.
Developmental Stage and History of Family
Family is at stage 3 of the Duvall’s Eight-Stage Family Life Cycle. The oldest child in the... [continues]
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