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SOC 100 Week 3 Insights from the Recreation Center

I decided to observe a recreation center as the setting. With my foster son, I go there every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. central time for an hour of visitation. I typically observe my surroundings during our one-hour meeting with his mother. Last Tuesday, there were around 5 different visits happening alongside different families partaking in the outside. At the point when I previously showed up, I saw a Caucasian female seems she was in her mid-30s mid 40’s with three little youngsters. It appeared that all of the children were under the age of 5. She brought three young children with her to see their biological mother. My assumption was based on the fact that the children were African American.

A woman of African descent who appeared to be in her mid-20s met the children. All of the children rushed over to the African American woman and gave her a big hug. The Caucasian lady came and sat across the swings on my opposite side. Around five youngsters, all appearing to be in secondary school, were in a gathering drawn in with one another riding skateboards. All were Caucasian, two females and three guys. They rode their skateboards for around 25 minutes prior to letting due have of it being somewhat hot outside. In temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees, teenagers in south Louisiana enjoy wearing sweatshirts and hoodies. Geesh, they make me sweat. During my observation, I noticed two black men who appeared to be in their early 40s and had two young children—an infant and a toddler. Both were likewise there for an appearance with natural guardians who were Caucasian.

SOC 100 Week 3 Insights from the Recreation Center

I also took in the two children as foster parents because I assumed the black males were in a relationship. They couldn’t stop looking at the kids. There were four employees, all of whom were women: three black women and one white woman. The average age of all female employees is between 35 and 45. Every worker I observed was under different supervision. One laborer remained near one family; one specialist watched while in a situated situation while a family visited. The final worker sat in her car and watched from her vehicle while the other worker remained on her phone and allowed the family to visit.

Whether foster parents or biological parents, each family seemed happy at the same time. While you are permitting the organic guardians to visit, you actually feel near the kids, not believing that they should leave. I brought my foster child of African descent to his 38-year-old mother for a visit. She opened up to me about her age and some of her past. Both my cultivated child and his mother associated with one another, yet my encouraged child was truly fastidious. He is still adjusting because he is not used to being around her. I feel terrible that while I bring him, he doesn’t yet have that association with her as she might need. I make every effort to provide her with photos from each visit.

As I watch, I notice that everyone is trying to create a loving environment for the children. I notice the vulnerability of the temporary parents as I see their appearances including my own, not knowing when the kid or youngsters will be taken out from our consideration. The entire gathering that I noticed was socially different. I only observed African Americans and Caucasians, not any Hispanics. Even though each family was unique, everyone was friendly to one another for the sake of the children.

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