The assessment explores the dynamics of a blended family, focusing on the children of the family unit. The key topics that will be explored are: family arrangement & type, statistical data; age, gender, income, education, family life cycle, ethnicity, religion, child rearing strategies, communication skills, strengths & weaknesses, stressors, the ability to cope, present problems, and self-worth. The blended family resides in a rural, Mid-Michigan town. On October 11, 2004, the couple married, creating a blended or stepfamily. The Dad is a retired/disabled veteran, and the mom is a legal assistant/financial manager for a law firm. Both members of the marriage have children from a previous relationship. Both parents are middle aged; practicing Methodist; viewed by society as middle class. Likewise, both parents have teenage daughters; the dad has a son as well. In September 2005, the couple conceived a daughter. The children fit in stages IV and V according to Duvall’s developmental theory. Medical concerns impact this family. The mom has ulcerative colitis and dad has post- traumatic stress amongst other related issues. The boy has a short stature and is subjected to bullying. Both older girls are consumed with being skinny. Unfortunately, the couple 's youngest has apraxia, central sleep apnea, expressive and receptive speech disorder, attention deficit disorder. The children are encouraged to be active participates in sports and school related activities. Moreover, the assessment concludes that the dynamics of this blended family is lacking effective communication needed to enable them to resolve differences and build trust.
Family Centered Assessment Paper Family Composition and Demographics- In 2002, P.B. 41(father) met T.B. 37 (mother) met at a
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