When we came to the united states we were alone but

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When we came to the United States we were alone but luckily we had family members that were already living in the US. We were able to stay with aunts and uncles until my parents were able to get by on their own. 4. Was the family name changed? No the family name stayed the same. a. If so, what was the original family name? 5. How long was the native language maintained? My parents still speak perfect Spanish, as do I. The language started to get a little lost on my younger brothers. The middle brother speaks Spanish, but not very good, and understands most words. The youngest brother doesn’t speak or understand any Spanish, which is quite unfortunate. 6. What was their religious affiliation in their country of origin? Both of my parents were Catholic while living in Mexico. a. Has this religion been maintained? My mom is still Catholic but my father has converted to Christianity. 7. Did they marry individuals from within or outside their cultural and religious
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group? Both my parents are Mexican and were Catholic when they got married. My parents divorced and both remarried different people. My mom married another Mexican Catholic man and my dad, now a converted Christian, married a white woman who was also Christian. Now that I think about it all of my other family members that are married got married with some kind of Hispanic or Latino person that is also Catholic. 8. What are the cultural practices and customs of my ancestors that my family observes today? One of the biggest traditions that we uphold today is Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It is when we make altars of deceased family members and give offerings to them. It’s the day that the dead are allowed to visit living family members and it is such a beautiful tradition. There’s also a lot of herbal medications and saying that we practice to this very day. Like using aloe vera and chamomile to heal everything. Even using red blessed bracelets to keep El Mal de Ojo, the evil eye, away. it’s basically used to keep evil vibes away. 9. How much contact does my family have with extended family members? My family stays in contact with everyone, and I mean everyone. Especially since my parents are remarried I have such a big family and we all stay in contact with each other one way or another. Luckily we live in the era of technology and social media makes it easy to keep in touch with everyone. There are also a lot of free apps available so that I am able to communicate with my family that’s out in Mexico. My furthest family members live all the way out in Guadalajara and we here from them at least once a month. Race: classification according to observable physical characteristics. (Schaeffer) UNRS 105 1. What is your race? Hispanic and Latino 2. What are the observable physical characteristics that you exhibit? I have brown skin, brown eyes, and thick dark brown hair. I also have wide hips and some freckles. Genogram: Construct a three generational family tree (genogram). Follow format for My family health portrait genogram at This is to include you and your siblings, parents and grandparents. If you are married
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you will also need to include your spouse and any children you have. NOTE: When assessing a patient, it is not appropriate to ask the patient only direct questions. Information is obtained by observing verbal and nonverbal behaviors and making inferences.
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  • Spring '16
  • Kim Hutapea
  • The Land

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