Essay on Lennox Castle
I am going to look at two cases one of Jordan Morgan (not his real name) being moved away from his birth family and placed into foster homes and the impact of this on his identity. Also by looking at the importance of his life story work in creating Jordan’s identity correcting anecdotal …show more content…
Identities are lifelong projects like the life story work, the principle is important, as people need to have a voice in order to make sense of events in their lives. In Jordan’s case this is done through the creation of a life story work, which gives him a way of expressing his past, ‘creating a life story book we are gathering everything that makes a human life.’ (Rose and Philpot, 2005, p.50) The Foster Care Associates facilitate the life story work in Jordan’s case his worker is called Suzanne.
The life story can be told in more than one way and if the child wants there can be a ‘cover story’ which gives the child the opportunity to tell as much or little to other people such as friends at school. (DVD Unit 5) The life story work is child focused. Road maps are used in filling in the gaps of information that Jordon recalls giving him ‘new memories’ as well as showing him that he is more than just a list of places that he has lived in.