The purpose of this thesis project was to write a narrative on the writer's experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family. The narrative explores her relationship with family members, recollections of experiences as an abused child, the development of resilience, and the motivation for becoming a social worker. Literature is reviewed on dysfunctional families and child abuse, parental alcoholism, early parentification, the public child welfare system, resilience development, and the relevance of narratives to social work practice. Implications for the social work profession and the writer's own experience of writing a narrative is discussed.
|Advisor:||Lopez, Rebecca A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies, Public policy|
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