Family Systems Theory Term Paper by The Research Group

Family Systems Theory
Examines the family unit from a systems perspective, focusing on patterns of interaction, boundaries, rules & homeostasis.
# 13745 | 1,575 words | 3 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 30, 2003 in Sociology (Social Work) , Sociology (Theory) , Women Studies (Marriage)

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"A family is a complex natural social system complete with its own properties and processes. As in any system no part stands alone and no process operates without influencing, to a greater or lesser degree, every other process and every component of the system. Social Work assessments and interventions cannot, therefore, be based on the consideration of any individual or process in isolation. A review of four components of family systems--patterns of interaction, boundaries, rules, and homeostasis--demonstrates how these variables influence each other and how an understanding of these systemic interrelationships is crucial to those conducting Social Work assessments and designing interventions.

Family systems evolve rules, roles, and power structures as well as the various forms of communication, conflict resolution.."

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