Extensive research has claimed that the family is the most important group in society. It is the nucleus of all institutions, organizations, and groups. Justify these views using four (4) reasons. Ensure to provide supporting details and relevant examples. [20 marks]
The socialization of Jamaican boys in the 1950s is regarded as different from that of girls, the latter being much more controlled by their parents (Blake 1961: 62). As Blake noted, this difference originates a vicious circle: lower-class Jamaicans ‘guard their daughters against the depredations of other parents’ sons, all the while exerting little pressure on their own sons to respect other parents’ daughters’ (1961: 68).
a). Justify two (2) ways in which socialization is important to Caribbean families [8 marks]
b). Examine three (3) ways in socialization influenced the development of gender roles? [12 marks
3). You are a marriage and family therapist working with 37-year-old Jeremiah and his wife, 34-year-old Brittany. They have been married for 11 years, with two children together (4-year-old Brandy and 9-year-old Brandon). The couple have disclosed to you that they are contemplating getting a divorce.
a). Describe two possible reasons why your client may consider getting a divorce [4 marks]
4). Critically explain to your client, the impact of divorce on the family [10 marks]
5). Discuss with your client any legal implications of pursuing divorce in a selected Caribbean country [6 marks]