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EXERCISE ON IDENTIFYING ETHNIC ORIGINS

Ethnic origin: 2 Jack Howells, 50, came from Carmarthen to this area five years ago. He had

always worked in the light engineering industry in Wales but due to redundancy he was forced to move here. Six months ago he had a stroke, and a skill centre is being considered. However, his speech is affected; there are communication problems; his English is difficult to understand; and it is known that his family can communicate better…

Ethnic origin: 3 I have a Sikh girl, aged 11, in care. She was born in England. She can speak

Punjabi and English. She has spent some three years with Sikh fosterparents, who are very distant relatives. She has also spent time in a children’s home. I have her with short-term white foster-parents at the moment. She and I agree that the best option for her would be to live with a Sikh family on a permanent basis. I wonder if you could advise me of an agency that might assist us…

Ethnic origin: 4 Gazella, 15, was born in Bedford. Her parents came from northern Italy in

1959. They lived in the Italian sector in Bedford and here they miss that community life. A social worker has become involved because Gazella is in conflict with her parents. Much of the trouble is over going out…

Ethnic origin: 5 John, a 15-year-old boy, was referred to a child psychiatrist because the

school felt that since the boy’s grandmother died he was becoming withdrawn and housebound. When the psychiatrist saw John it transpired that he was left in the West Indies by his parents and…

Ethnic origin: 6 Mandy was born in Glasgow of a Scottish mother and an Indian father. The

couple moved to the Midlands shortly after Mandy’s birth. Later they

separated. For the last several years Mandy has lived with her Indian father and Indian stepmother and half-siblings…

Ethnic origin: 7 Delroy is a 13-year-old boy of West Indian parents, born in Britain. He was

placed in a children’s home when he was a few months old. His father deserted his mother when he was born, and his mother felt she wanted to continue her training as a nurse so she could eventually take better care of Delroy. Reception into care was under Section 1 of the 1948 Act…

Ethnic origin: 8 Cyril is a 70-year-old man who was born in Newcastle. He lives with his

second wife Edith. She has a history of psychiatric admission-when she has been wandering around and had sleepless nights. He finds her tiresome and demanding. He came to the office this morning to ask if the council could find him separate accommodation…

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