Significant Life Events Essay

Words: 1873
Pages: 8

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|Unit Code/Title | |HNHS 121 |
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|Unit Credits/ level | | Credits 15 QCF LEVEL: 5 |
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She was married for 15 years and has two children in their teens. Recently she has been feeling stressed about many issues including the divorce itself. She has had to downgrade from a detached house to her parent’s home due to the repossession of the home she shared with her ex husband. They fell behind with their mortgage repayments due to loss of employment. While Janet’s mother is sympathetic, she has always felt that her daughter lived a luxury life instead of saving up for hard times. Janet has good friends (3 divorced, 2 married and 2 single) and three siblings who have been supporting her. Her children are struggling to cope with the divorce, and miss their father who has since relocated to Italy.

* Identify and discuss the four broad types of supportive behaviors or acts which Janet might get from her social networks * What are the structural characteristics of Janet’s social networks that are likely to impact on the support rendered (positively/ negatively)? * Based on research of social networks, who is likely to provide long term support and short term support for Jane, and why?

2.3 Evaluate the suitability of external sources of support for those affected by significant life events (1000