Daniel Valenzuela As A Social Worker

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Throughout the years’ social workers have been an essential advocate with the people in order to facilitate the welfare of a society. As social workers interact with individuals in order to assist for a better lifestyle of the client and to allocate resources needed for a better way of living. Therefore, as a social worker, it becomes imperative to understand the struggles of clients in order to better assist and to empathize to meet the client’s needs. Also to understand our own problems and experiences that many clients might be going through, can better assist the social worker in understanding the client needs. The main purpose of this paper is to focus on the family of origin of Daniel Valenzuela, and the parents Demecio and Teresa Valenzuela, …show more content…
Mr. Valenzuela who had a strong work ethic because of his upbringing started to work immediately upon arriving to the U.S and has done so continuously for over 30 years working the graveyard shift. While all families have distinct patterns of relating, decision making, rules, scripts, and a division of roles and labor (Hepworth, R. Rooney, G. Rooney, & Strom-Gottfried). Mr. Valenzuela being the primary wage earner of the household, Mrs. Valenzuela prioritized being respectful of his self-care at home therefore setting up boundaries within the family were important. These boundaries define who participates, and how. Also includes the concept of boundaries as one of the components in describing and explaining how families function (Marret, Sprenkle, & Lewis, 1992). This shows that as Mr. and Mrs. Valenzuela valued work coming from a state of poverty having a job was never taken for granted in the home. Therefore, as soon as Mr. Valenzuela was home his down time was during the day and the boundaries were set in place where he would get his home needs met, also noise in the home was minimized in order for him to get his …show more content…
and Mrs. Valenzuela had migrated from Mexico where they did not complete any schooling past elementary, their educational socio-economic status (SES) was low. Also as they migrated without any documentation or qualifications their working positions were limited to those of low-wage earnings, which the children development is associated with their family’s SES (Lou, Wang, Zhang, & Chen, 2016). This shows that as Mr. and Mrs. Valenzuela had a low SES affected the children’s education in which Veronica expressed she struggled in for the lack of guidance. As the parents of Veronica and David had little knowledge in education, the support at home at the academic level was limited therefore made it difficult for the children to advance in their higher education. While the educational struggles of the Valenzuela’s children were present Luo et al., explained how the low SES has a direct bearing on the children’s physical health and their academic status (2016). Explaining how Veronica and David never decided to continue their education till today as the drive was eliminated through the past experiences that they had gone through in their

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