Essay On Family System

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Family System and Healthy Development According to Simons et al. (2004), “the family is considered to be the most significant social system in which all individual function” (p. 96). The family consists of many synergistic and intricate parts creating a unified working system. Within the family system, each individual plays an important role in its healthy or unhealthy development, needs, desire, and specific family type, and overall success. “From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love” (Ephesian 4:16). The family system is influenced by all elements ranging from spiritual, culture, traditions and genetic …show more content…

There are many determining factors that distinguish the healthiness of a family systems. In a healthy family system, the basic human need must be meet such as the following: physical (food and shelter), high power (religion), social, and security. All needs must be met; therefore, each needs must be supplied and balanced in order to establish stability. Stability is the foundation of a healthy family system. More than none, healthy families connect their stability to a biblical foundation by placing religion (their perspective “GOD”) first believing all other matter will be blessed. Matthew 6-3 (ESV) states, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This belief is usually passed from generation to generation. There are other major elements that affect a health system; each member must acknowledge and have a clear understanding of their role within the system. There must be promotion of fairness, open lines of communicate, respect, honor, and parental …show more content…

Member are more likely to develop negative psychological developmental because of the lack to supply these needs. All needs are essential; however, one’s physical (food and shelter) need cause the direst effect. The lack of shelter and food causes malnourishment depriving the body of much need protein for survival in which alter one’s physical and mental development. This cause thin body, underdevelopment (short body), low energy, anemia, or death. Mentally, the rising numbers of behavioral problems among children could suggest that some families are struggling to cope with the increasing stress they are experiencing due to the lack of their basic need. Infants and small children who are exposed to an unhealthy family system and the home experience add emotional stress that can harm to their social development. The effects of a unhealthy family system causes social problems such as withdrawal, loneliness, loss of confidence, school problems, anxiety and depression, and alcohol or drug abuse which could lead to criminal behavior. Exposure to domestic violence in childhood has been linked to a similar set of outcomes, including low self-esteem and social withdrawal overall effecting the emotional

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