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Family Systems Theory

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Transcript of Family Systems Theory

Turnbull & Turnbull
Family Systems Model

Family Characteristics
Members: 7 - Myself: F: 21; Lorraine: F: 46; Raymond: M: 59; Kira: F: 20; Rebecca: F: 16; Monique: F: 14; Peter: M: 13

Compositions: Live with parents and siblings.

Cultural Background: All members born in Australia.

Socio-economic status: Middle class family; I work full time to save for impending birth.

Politics: Labor

Religion: Baptized Anglican, no religion or attendance to church.

Health: No health issues among Lorraine, Raymond, Monique and Peter. Kira is gluten and lactose intolerant. Rebecca has PCOS*. I have gestational diabetes, strict diet.

Coping styles: Myself: accepting, positive, determination, emotion-orientated. Lorraine: problem-focused, accepting. Raymond: diplomatic, problem-focused, accepting. Kira: self-distraction, determination. Rebecca: determination, self-orientated, blame. Monique: avoidance, self-orientated Peter: self-orientated, avoidance,

Residence: Wellard, Western Australia

Working Lives: Myself: Jamaica Blue store, Raymond: Project manager oil rigs. Kira: customer service.

Interests: Myself - cooking, reading. Lorraine - reading, scrap booking. Raymond - reading, golfing. Kira - socializing. Rebecca - reading, Sudoku. Monique: drawing, reading. Peter: PlayStation games, cycling..
Family Functions
Affection: Affectionate, lots of emotions: anger, surprise, realization, questionable (change of status, life change), tension, hormonal, supportive.

Self-esteem: Lack of confidence in body, pregnant, body changes not use to, alone, dissapointed, rejection.

Spiritual: none

Economics: working income, saving for impending birth.

Daily care: Back at home, large home, adequate food - supplied, private health care, doctors for pregnancy appointments, work to save.

Socialization: Work friends, family, friends - messaging, visits)

Recreation: work events, family events.

Educational: Completed apprenticeship - pastry chef. Change of career??
Family Life Cycle
Adulthood - ages 21+
Moved from a country town, and out of an abusive relationship. Single, soon to be mother. Independent financially - saving, selling items. Career change decisions. Socialization and intimacy - non existent.

Family Interaction
Extended Family: Lorraine's side - Grandmother and Grandfather, regular contact. Uncles & Aunties, regular contact. Cousins, regular contact, protective of me. Raymond's side - Nanna, don't see or speak to often.

Marital: Non-existent.

Sibling's: Kira, 20, live with, university, defacto relationship. Rebecca, 16, live with, highschool. Monique, 14, live with, highschool. Peter, 13, live with, highschool.

Parental: My parents, Lorraine, 46 and Raymond, 59, working overseas for long periods of time.
Critical Event - Birth of Thalia Deanne Margaret, 3rd May 2010: After Critical Event
Pregnant
9 months before critical event

Family Characteristics
Cohesion & Adaptability
Cohesion:
Good communication
Tension to change
Relationship stronger between parents and siblings.
Freedom
Independence

Adaptability:
Family support
Close family unit
Ongoing support financially and emotionally.
Adapted to change of circumstances, moving back home, changing loungeroom to bedroom.
Members: 7 - Myself: F: 21; Lorraine: F: 47; Raymond: M: 60; Kira: F: 21; Rebecca: F: 17; Monique: F: 15; Peter: M: 14; Thalia: F: 4 weeks old.

Compositions: Live with parents and siblings.

Cultural Background: All members born in Australia.

Socio-economic status: Middle class family; I work three days a week to support daughter.

Politics: Labor

Religion: Baptized Anglican, no religion or attendance to church.

Health: No health issues among Lorraine, Raymond, Monique and Peter. Kira is gluten and lactose intolerant. Rebecca has PCOS*. Recovering from changes to body with birth.

Coping styles: Myself: accepting, positive, determination, emotion-orientated. Lorraine: problem-focused, accepting. Raymond: diplomatic, problem-focused, accepting. Kira: self-distraction, determination. Rebecca: determination, self-orientated, blame. Monique: avoidance, self-orientated Peter: self-orientated, avoidance,

Residence: Wellard, Western Australia

Working Lives: Myself: Jamaica Blue store, Raymond: Project manager oil rigs. Kira: customer service.

Interests: Myself - cooking, reading. Lorraine - reading, scrap booking. Raymond - reading, golfing. Kira - socializing. Rebecca - reading, Sudoku. Monique: drawing, reading. Peter: PlayStation games, cycling..
Family Function
Affection: Affectionate, lots of emotions: love, surprise, realization, questionable (change of status, life change), tension, hormonal, supportive, excited, adoration, admiration.

Self-esteem: Lack of confidence in body, aftermath of pregnancy, body changes not use to, alone, disappointing, rejection.

Spiritual: none

Economics: working income, took a month off work, income from centrelink to help support, baby bonus.

Daily care: Back at home, large home, adequate food, private health care, health nurse appointments, personal appointments, needles, work to save, sleep deprivation, support from parents on caring for daughter.

Socialization: Family, friends - (messaging, visits), reduce time with friends.

Recreation: Family time, family events, working, walking.

Educational: Applied for University to complete Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood and Primary full time.
Family Life Cycle
Early Childhood - birth to 5 years

Parenting of Thalia, co-parenting with my mother, as first time mum bit unsure. Issues of noise, space and attention arose to new family member.
Family Interaction
Extended Family: Lorraine's side - Grandmother and Grandfather, regular contact., in awe, protective, supportive. Uncles & Aunties, regular contact, gave their baby things. Cousins, regular contact, protective of me. Raymond's side - Nanna, don't see or speak to often, disappointed, disgusted.

Marital: Non-existent.

Sibling's: Kira, 20, live with, university, defacto relationship. love, admiration. Rebecca, 16, live with, high school, knows all personality. Monique, 14, live with, high school, self-absorbed. Peter, 13, live with, high school, love, admiration, doting uncle.

Parental: My parents, Lorraine, 46 and Raymond, 59, working overseas for long periods of time. Help a great deal when needed with routines, sleeping, and babysitting. Adoration, love, support, and fascination.
Cohesion & Adaptability
Cohesion:
Good communication
Tension to change
Relationship stronger between parents and siblings.
Freedom
Independence
Closer bond between parents and myself
Role changed from one person to a two person family unit
Caring for someone other than myself

Adaptability:
Family support
Close family unit
Ongoing support financially and emotionally.
Adapted to change of circumstances, looking after a newborn, alone parent, sleep deprivation.
Change in noise, smells, presence.
Dependence on mother to help teach.;
Family stayed stable.
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