How The Social Worker Will Be Important For Understanding Clients

2640 Words Oct 16th, 2016 11 Pages
In social work, families are vital for understanding clients. As they interact with each other and realize how the dynamics of the family are affecting one another. The explanation of these behaviors can set the stage for what the social worker will be addressing and helping with. In using the systems perspective, you can see how all areas of life are connected in various ways. Families then, in regard especially to my own, are integrated in many aspects.
Demographic Information
My immediate family consists my Mother, Father, younger Brother, and of myself. We appear to be Caucasian, the ethnicity of my family has never been one of great importance. There have been few conversations about the ethnic background of our family. The value of this knowledge would appear to be minute. If I was asked what my ethnicity is I would give a wishy washy answer and perhaps some German, Swedish, and Dutch. But, it is never talked about in my family. Yet, in other families they take great pride in their ethnicity and is a key part of what binds them together as a unit. In minorities, ethnicity is more intertwined within their culture, along with societal views, rather than some European families, such as my own. All the same, my parents are somewhat older than the norm. My Mother is fifty five and my dad is Fifty three. They had my brother and me in their mid-thirties or so, though becoming more common now, this was not typical for their time. However, instead of having older…

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