For this week’s Discussion, you are going to prepare a brief ecological assessment.
Watch Tammy’s Story again. As you are watching, do so through an ecological lens. Look for strengths and barriers in the family’s micro, meso, and macro-level systems. See if you can find an example of a strength and a barrier in each of these three systems. Take notes on your observations; you may have to watch the video several times. The links for the video and transcript are located below.
Then, prepare a brief ecological assessment of Tammy, Matt, or Bo and their situation, making sure to comment on all three eco-systems and how they interact and affect the individual that you chose as well as making sure to use a strengths-based perspective in your assessment. (Matt is Tammy’s older son and Bo is the younger son who does not wear a shirt in the video. He is referred to as “Younger Son” in the video transcript.)
Edit your brief assessment to be at least 250 words for your Discussion post.
Note: You are not proposing interventions at this stage; you are focusing exclusively on assessing Tammy, Matt, or Bo in their current environment. Your post should include some unique components. Try and identify some unique strengths or barriers your classmates have not already included when you make your initial post.
People Like Us – The CNAM Channel. (2015, March 30). Tammy’s Story – People Like Us episode #4 [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37ZpauS5Doo