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Explore developmental characteristics of the family as a unit across the lifespan.

Movie Family Assessment

Submit by 2359 Saturday of Week 1.

Name: Date: 

Overview

Choose a movie from the provided list. Watch the movie, focusing specifically on the family unit featured in the film. Compare and contrast the movie family’s characteristics and behaviors to the assessment criteria introduced in the class notes and readings from the textbook.  Address each characteristic including specific examples from the movie to validate your analysis. You must use references (textbook, class notes, others), and these must be cited throughout your paper. Submit your analysis in this document, typed using APA format (double-spaced). Limit is five (5) content pages.   

Choose one of these movies:

The Journey of August King

Steel Magnolias

It’s a Wonderful Life   

Mrs. Doubtfire

Field of Dreams

Mr. Holland’s Opus

Remember the Titans

The Horse Whisperer             

Madea’s Family Reunion

The Sound of Music

Stepmom

Run Away Bride                            I am Sam                                      

The Last Song                              The Notebook

Objectives

  • Explore developmental characteristics of the family as a unit across the lifespan.
  • Examine health patterns and practices transmitted across generations.

Rubric

NOTE: All assignments must be submitted on time. Assignments submitted after the deadline will be accepted with a penalty of 5 points of the total possible points for EACH DAY that the assignment is late.  

Movie Family AssessmentTarget50 points maxAcceptableAt least 37 pointsUnacceptableLess than 32 points
Introduction(5 points)Introduction is present and forecasts content of the paper.(4-5 points)Introduction is present and forecasts the content of the paper.(2-3 points)Introduction is present , sketchy, or introduction is missing(0-1 point)
Movie Setting and Story(6 points) Complete description of each  major character in the movie family, the setting, and the context of the story(5-6 points)General description of  the major characters in the movie family, the setting, and the context of the story(3-4 points)Incomplete description of  the major characters in the movie family, the setting, and/or the context of the story(0-2 point)
Assessment of Movie Family    
Family processes(20 points)Complete description of each of these processes:SocioculturalEnvironmentCommunicationPower/decision makingRoles(19-20 points)Complete description of 4 of these processes and general description of 1:SocioculturalEnvironmentCommunicationPower/ decision makingRoles(11-18 points)General description of at least 2 processes and complete description of up to 3:SocioculturalEnvironmentCommunicationPower/decision makingRoles(0-10 points)
Values(6 points)Clearly describes the family values as demonstrated in the movie.(5-6 points)Adequately describes the family values as demonstrated in the movie.(3-4 points)Minimally describes the family values as demonstrated in the movie.(0-2 point)
Socialization and Child Rearing(6 points)Clearly describes the family dynamics of socialization and child rearing. (5-6 points)Describes the family dynamics of socialization and child rearing.( 3-4 points)Minimally describes the family dynamics of socialization and child rearing. (0-2 point)
Healthcare Beliefs and Practices(6 points)Clearly depicts the healthcare beliefs and practices of the family.(5-6 points)Somewhat depicts the healthcare beliefs and practices of the family. (3-4 points)Inadequately depicts the healthcare beliefs and practices of the family.(0-2 point)
Adaptation(6 points)Clearly shows the ability of the family to adapt to new situations.(5-6 points)Adequately shows the ability of the family to adapt to new situations.(3-4 points)Inadequately shows the ability of the family to adapt to new situations.(0-2 point)
Genogram(10 points)   Represents a minimum of 2 generations;Uses correct symbols to demonstrate relationships;Includes symbol legend(9-10 points)Represents 2  generations;Uses mostly correct symbols to demonstrate relationships;Includes symbol legend(6-8 points)Fails to represent  2 generations, and/oruses incorrect symbols to demonstrate relationships, and/or symbol legend is missing(0-5 points)
Ecomap(10 points)Identifies family relationships inside the middle circle;Uses external circles to include representation from multiple formal and informal support systems;Identifies the nature of relationships between family members and support systems;Includes legend(9-10 points)Identifies family relationships inside the middle circle;Uses external circles to include representation from some formal and informal support systems;Identifies the nature of some of the relationships between family members and support systems;Includes legend(6-8 points)Somewhat identifies family relationships inside the circle;Lacks representation from formal and informal support systems;Does not identify the nature of relationships between family members and support systems;Lacks legend(0-5 points)
Comparison to Beavers Systems Model(10 points)Compares the movie family to the Beavers Systems Model addressing each of these components:Family structureMythologyGoal-directed negotiationsAutonomyFamily affectGlobal appraisal of the family’s level of development or functional competency (Severely disturbed, Borderline, Mid-range Adequate, or Optimal)(9-10 points)Compares the movie family to the Beavers Systems Model addressing 4-5 of these components:Family structureMythologyGoal-directed negotiationsAutonomyFamily affectGlobal appraisal of the family’s level of development or functional competency (Severely disturbed, Borderline, Mid-range Adequate, or Optimal)(6-8 points)Addresses fewer than 4 of these components:Family structureMythologyGoal-directed negotiationsAutonomyFamily affectGlobal appraisal of the family’s level of development or functional competency (Severely disturbed, Borderline, Mid-range Adequate, or Optimal)(0-5 points)
Summary and Conclusion(5 points)Includes summary and conclusions (4-5 points)Includes summary and conclusions(2-3 points)Missing summary and/or conclusions (0-1 point)
Format and Quality of Writing(10 points)Error-free or almost error-free grammar, spelling, punctuation, APA format, and length is within guidelines(9-10 points)Generally error-free grammar, spelling, punctuation, APA format, and length is within guidelines(6-8 points)Error-filled grammar, spelling, punctuation, and/or APA format, and/or length not within guidelines.(0-5 points)

Instructions

Review the Rubric to guide your work on the Movie Family Assessment, using appropriate subheadings in your work. Write in the text boxes provided, then copy/paste images of your genogram and ecomap on the final two pages. (You may need to scan or photograph your genogram/ecomap and save it to your computer as an image if you did not create it in a Word document.)

Your page count begins on the next page and does NOT include your genogram and ecomap.

Introduction

Movie Setting and Story

Assessment of Movie Family

Comparison to Beavers System Model

Summary and Conclusion

 Steel Magnolias is the movie due today at 5pm

 The book we are using is Family Nursing by Friedman, Bowden and Jones 5th edition

Chapters 1,2,3,5,8,9, and 10 in APA FORMAT , MUST include supportive citations with reference list

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