Friedman Family Assessment Papers

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Capstone Project Phase 3 & 4
Norma Valdez-Rosa
South University Online
June 6, 2016

PHASE 3: STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES Obesity is a serious and common health problem for Mexican Americans, for both adult and children, living in Hidalgo County, Texas. Childhood obesity can lead to other health complications such as heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orthopedic problems and diabetes, to name a few. “Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, was commonly diagnosed after age 40. Type 2 diabetes due to overweight is now, however, the fastest growing childhood disease in the United States and is often diagnosed at puberty (Tyler, 2004)." Applying the MAP-IT model in the assessment process is
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*Identifying data: Jennifer & Jose reside at 123 Main St. Anywhere, Texas 12345, (123) 555-1111. Jose, father, male, 08/16/1980, born in Elsa, Texas, Mechanic, High School Diploma. Jennifer, mother, female, 05/04/1985, born in Edinburg, Texas, Janitor, High School Diploma. Kayla, daughter, female, 12/11/2004, born in McAllen, Texas, student. Gina, daughter, female, 05/01/2006, born in McAllen, Texas, student. This is a nuclear type of family, raising two young children. This family is Hispanic; they attend church every Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Church, in the small rural community that they live in. The family eats out at local restaurants two to three times a week and they like to BBQ with family on the weekends. Jose and Jennifer plan their life-style within their economic means. *Developmental Stage and History of Family: Jose and Jennifer both work so this is a dual, low income family with school-age children. Jennifer’s parents live close by, are very supportive and are the caregivers for Gina and Kayla when they get home from school. Jose’s parents live about 2 hours away a visit. Jose and Jennifer want their daughters to finish school and get a college education. Jose and Jennifer only have …show more content…
In the case of Jose, Jennifer, Kayla and Gina; education needs to be addressed in regards to their sedentary life style, diet, food choices when they go to the local restaurants, possible causes of childhood obesity and on the disease process and complications of diabetes, which is associated with obesity. “Children and adolescents aged 2 to 18 obtain 34% of daily calories from food consumed outside the home, 18% of which comes from fast food and full-service restaurants. Compared with home-cooked meals, foods consumed away from home are higher in calories, fat, sodium, and sugar and contain fewer essential nutrients. Meals away from home often include sugar-sweetened beverages and lack fruits and vegetables. Improving offerings on children 's menus in restaurants may improve dietary intake and thereby combat obesity (Crixell & Biediger-Friedman, 2014).” Important to educate Jennifer’s parents as well, as they are the caregivers after school. This will help the grandparents in reinforcing the diet modifications and assist them with better food choices available to Gina and

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