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Emilia Sanchez Daughter of Celia and Hector, Sister of Junior, Vicki, Gloria, Alejandro and Carmen Client History As the eldest daughter, Emilia spent a great deal of her childhood helping her mother take care of the siblings and helping with the housework. Until the age of 14, she was a quiet, compliant child. At that point, however, Emilia began to change. Her mother did not know why and was too overwhelmed by the care of the younger children to pay close attention, and her father was working a great deal. However, this is the point at which Emilia began an involvement with drugs, notably crack cocaine, which continues to the present. Emilia is the mother of Joey, described below. Following the birth of Joey, Emilia became pregnant again. After much anguish, but with great resolve, Emilia had an abortion. This has resulted in an estrangement from her family: in particular, her parents believe that she has committed a mortal sin, and in the absence of any repentance from her do not want her around their home. Emilia Sanchez, age 28, is considered by her parents to be part of the family by birth, but their sorrow and anger at her for having had an abortion three years ago has made it impossible for them to welcome her into their home for family events. Emilia—Emilia’s problems are serious, but not atypical of a person with the disease of addiction. She has never successfully completed an addiction treatment program. Even if she does, relapse would be likely (current thinking is that relapse is part of the treatment process). She is cut off from her family because she had an abortion at an earlier age (which invites discussion of culture). Thus, her support system consists of people on the streets. Emilia’s problems are great examples of family systems problems, [lack of] person-environment fit, and the idea that even positive change can result in system change that will not work for everyone (as an example of this, you might postulate that Emilia gets it together, cleans up, gets a good job, and now wants to be a parent to Joey. At that point, Emilia’s mother will have been acting as Joey’s mother for a good part of his life. Will the transfer of the parenting role be good for Joey? And given what the student knows about Celia, do they believe that she will relinquish that role?).
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