Discuss Assumptions About Family Configurations in Professional Settings.
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Karen Guzman-Scooler RE: Discussion 2 – Week 8 In child and adolescent settings, such as in school, there can be many assumptions of the children who are raised by gay parents. These assumptions include how invloved the gay parents are (Tasker & Granville, 2011) and “identity concerns, discrimination from heterosexuals, and discrimination from inside the gay and lesbian community” (Breshears, 2011). The impact these assumptions have on the child are emotional and behavioral concerns such as aggression, anger, confusion, depression etc (Cohen-Almagor, 2018). If I assumed any of these assumptions when working with children it could lead to the child not feeling safe to express themselves. The child might also learn that they are “not normal”, continuing to cause further developmental disturbances. References: Breshears, D. (2011). Understanding Communication Between Lesbian Parents and Their Children Regarding Outsider Discourse About Family Identity. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7(3), 264–284. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1080/1550428X.2011.564946 Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Social responsibility on the Internet: Addressing the challenge of cyberbullying. Aggression & Violent Behavior, 39, 42–52. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1016/j.avb.2018.01.001 Tasker, F., & Granville, J. (2011). Children’s Views of Family Relationships in Lesbian-Led Families. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7(1/2), 182–199. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1080/1550428X.2011.540201 monique barnes RE: Discussion 2 – Week 8 “The social and applied human sciences have been built upon the assumption that the “normal” family consists of a first-marriage conjugal couple cohabiting with biological children” (Canetto, 1996). This is only one assumption about family configurations. A second assumption is that this “normal” family configuration is the best form of family arrangement. A third assumption is that children in families where divorce and/or remarriage occurs, children are negatively affected. Another assumption that is very prevalent in today’s society, is that children who have same sex parents, will turn out to be gay as well. These assumptions affect children because they become aware of the stigmas placed on them and they being to assume that their life is not “normal.” In some cases these assumptions effects children socially and emotionally. For those who live in same-sex marriage households, they may have a higher risk of peer victimization. Because most professionals know the effects of these assumptions, it is important for them to support children from all different family configurations (Derman-Sparks & Olsen Edwards, 2010). References Canneto, S., (1996). What is a normal family? Common assumptions and current evidence. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24254920 Derman-Sparks, L., & Olsen Edwards, J. (2010). Anti-bias education for young children and ourselves. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children