Working with Families Question 2

Workingwith Families


Socialchanges have led to changes in the manner that a child is raised. Therisks that are inherent within the society dictate the child rearingbehavior from the parents (Bales &amp Parsons, 2014). Also, theskills that parents expect their children to have, shape the mannerin which the child is raised. This then means that the roles of theparents have changed and the society shapes the roles played by everymember.

Inregards to the economic changes, the amount that individuals earn orget has been very instrumental in determining who play which role.Normally, those who earn more in the society today are left with therole of being the breadwinner, and it does not necessarily have to bethe father. This has had effects in the structure and command chainin the house (Wilson, 2012). If one typically earns more, they tendto have more influence in important decisions in the household.

Withthe changes in technology, there has been a shift in labor marketsand the activities that individuals are involved in. Owing to this,technology has redefined the kinship roles that people played andhence has had an effect on the structure of the family (McLanahan,Tach &amp Schneider, 2013). The modern family today has evolved withthe science, industrialization, and technology. The exposure ofindividuals within the family makes them play different roles as pertheir abilities.


Bales,R. F., &amp Parsons, T. (2014).&nbspFamily:Socialization and interaction process.Routledge.

McLanahan,S., Tach, L., &amp Schneider, D. (2013). The causal effects offather absence.&nbspAnnualreview of sociology,&nbsp399,399.

Wilson,W. J. (2012).&nbspThetruly disadvantaged: The inner city, the underclass, and publicpolicy.University of Chicago Press.


Aclear difference concerns the manner in which social work isperceived. Through the structural functionalism, the social work isseen as having been made of several complex parts that make up theentire whole, which is stable in nature(Berkowitz, 2013).A case in point is the traditional setup of the family unit where afather plays the role of the breadwinner. The father has to work tofend for the family while the mother nurtures the children(Kline, 2015). From this, there is a strong and coherent family as well as socialwork that are made up of functioning unit, which makes up the widercommunity. For the socialwork practice guided by deep ecology and ecofeminism, focus will beon the perspective of women and so much concern on environmentalissues as opposed to unity of the society to achieve the end goal(Chakraborty, 2015).


Berkowitz,S. D. (2013).&nbspAnintroduction to structural analysis: The network approach to socialresearch.Elsevier.

Chakraborty,R. (2015). The Deep Ecology/Ecofeminism Debate: an Enquiry intoEnvironmental Ethics.&nbspJournalof Indian Council of Philosophical Research,&nbsp32(1),123-133.

Kline,R. B. (2015).&nbspPrinciplesand practice of structural equation modeling.Guilford publications.