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Using the issues/changes that the individual family members and the family as a system experience, you are
asked to apply your knowledge of systems theory to the family unit and individual family members in the movie
using the following guidelines:
Identify and define two key issues/changes that you believe are impacting the family system and individual
family members.
Describe how each of the issues/changes that you identified above impacts the family system and the
individual family members.
Connect your observations back to research.
You should spend approximately equal writing space to each of the two issues/changes you identified.
Complete an Ecomap for one of the characters in the movie that is most relevant to the issues/changes you
have discussed. The following schematic will give you some idea about what an Ecomap might look like and
the information that it should reflect. Try and create your Ecomap using either the printable template below or
using a graphic program of your choice.
Identify the family system and individual family member’s strengths as they pertain to the issues/changes you
identified above.
Within your paper, you are required to reference at least two reference sources, other than your textbook and
the movie itself, to support what you write.
For example, think of a movie with a death of a parent as an event. If you believe the issue of the pending
death of a parent impacts the surviving children; you would describe specifically how death impacts the
children and the family system. Research how a teenager views death and deals with the feelings around
death and how that is different from a younger child’s perceptions and behaviours. Directly connect this
research to the behaviours and experiences of the characters in the movie.
All of this is to be compiled in essay form using APA format:
contains introduction and conclusion
issues/changes section should be approximately 750 words
strengths section should be approximately 250 words
Ecomap contains a title and a legend as described in course materials

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