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FAMILY SYSTEMSFamily SystemsAspen BrattonSOC-386March 13, 2020 1
FAMILY SYSTEMSFamily SystemsThe Laurent family will be addressed in the case study “Using a Family Systems Approach with an Adoptive Family of a Child with Special Needs”. Within this diverse family, André and Marie adopts, extended nephew, Michel who reaches Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake and kills the entire family of Michel which is part of the microsystem. Andre and Marie both are immigrants from Haiti, whereby Andre is more fluent in English than Marie and more experienced with the school system in the Boston area. New to the country, Michel deals with his feelings from his recent loss and the transition to a new place. Michel was also diagnosed with Post traumatic stress disorder because of recent events.A new family system needs to be developed with the adoption of Michel. Andre and Marie go from a couple to a family unit with many separate family subsystems. The different systems formed in families are designed to perform the various roles that the family needs. Each