Traditional Family In Social Work

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Social work is widely recognized as a helping profession that assesses client’s concerns, needs, promotes a healthy lifestyle, supports the importance of positive family structure and offers resources to ensure a better quality of life. As a student social worker it is important to understand the basic characteristics that helps develop an effective social worker. An efficient social worker has to be knowledgeable of social work practices, theories, and gain experience. As a social worker your role is very significant to a client, each person that you encounter may not have everything together and the client will need your expertise in order to learn how to create a strong family foundation that’s function adequately. Family is not clearly …show more content…
Understanding the structure of a family allows you to identify the roles between each family member, by identifying the function of a family allows you to see how tasks are delegated throughout family. The strengths that Schriver, 2011 emphasizes relating to a traditional family structure, includes providing care, resources, establishing roles, assuring members socialization, and interactions patterns, incorporating and releasing members, relating society through its institutions, and maintaining morale and motivation (Schriver, 2011). These tasks are better allocated in a traditional family household; being in a two-parent household allows the responsibilities to be shared among each parent versus the sole responsibility of one person in a single-parent home. Some limitations of growing up in a traditional household; there is no perfect relationship and couples have disagreements, children can witness these types of arguments that occur and begin to think negatively toward what they see. Constant disagreements may cause the child not to follow a traditional family structure due to their childhood experiences, where they felt no love between arguing parents. Married couples often stay …show more content…
Not all families are the same, they are all similar in structure but differ in function. Every family starts out with a mother and father, the mother always plays the role of a nurturer and the father supports the family. Both parents are team players they set the standards of how the family functions according to the parent’s values and religious beliefs. Culture is the primary reason why all families’ functions differ from one another. Recalled, from a previous discussion a student emphasized in different cultures, taking care of your parents is very important which causes the grandparents to live in home with a “traditional” type of family where it consists of married man and women with children. This example relates to my personal definition of family because it includes individual who shares the same bloodline with the

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