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From a social/ecological system framework, describe some of the factors that may affect the family unit in response to the birth and continued presence of a child with a birth defect or disability? Many of these parents experience shock in response to the birth of a child with a disability. Discuss some of the feelings associated with the shock, and the factors that affect the duration of this stage of shock. Describe how these factors present the unique difficulty of the mothers being over protective of a child with a disability as the child reaches late adolescence.

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Like an onion, I see the social/ecological system framework as embodying many layers. As you describe some of the factors that may affect the family unit in response to the birth and continued presence of a child with a birth defect or disability, the interpersonal layers are critical since the powerful influence of people close to us is a major factor in terms of social interactions and learning/following social norms. ...

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The Social/ecological system framework is briefly applied to disability issues within a family. 200 words of personal notes are provided.

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