Assignment: Genogram: Hernandez Family
As you have been exploring human behavior and the social environment, you have likely increased your awareness of the many biological, psychological, and sociological factors that affect individual behavior. Human relationships are complex, and social workers may find it difficult to keep these important interactions in mind when addressing a client’s needs. Murray Bowen (as cited in Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2019, p. 582). developed the genogram, a tool to help social workers and other practitioners create a record of family relationships. Once a social worker creates a genogram for a client, he or she may refer to it when analyzing the client’s situation.
To prepare for this Assignment, become familiar with how to create a genogram, which is presented in this week’s resources. Also, review this week’s media about Juan and Elena Hernandez’s visit with their social worker.
By Day 7
Submit a 2- to 4-page paper that includes the following:
A genogram of the Hernandez familyAn analysis of the Hernandez family’s case based on the genogram including the following information.
Identify an element of the Hernandez family’s case that may influence the way Juan and Elena Hernandez address their issue with the social worker.Explain how the genogram you created might help you address the needs of the Hernandez family.
Support your Assignment with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
Learning ResourcesRequired Readings
Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K. & Hessenauer, S. L. (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Chapter 12, “Sociological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood” (pp. 536-603)
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].“The Hernandez Family” (pp. 3–5)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Hernandez family: Episode 6 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload TranscriptCredit: Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.
Use the link below to access the MSW home page, which provides resources for your social work program.MSW home page
Park, K., & Yang, T. (2017). The long-term effects of self-esteem on depression: The role of alcohol and substance use during young adulthood. The Sociological Quarterly, 58(3), 429–446.
Sutin, A. R., & Costa, P. T. (2010). Reciprocal influences of personality and job characteristics across middle adulthood. Journal of Personality, 78(1), 257–288.
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