Forum 2: Email from the Richards
Imagine that you visited this family, the Richards, last year. You had a great time eating out, shopping, and going to the movies with them. You recently heard that Mr. Richards lost his job as an automotive executive a few months after your visit, and their younger son, Jonah, has been hospitalized several times for a series of unexplained seizures. The family is struggling in many ways. Mrs. Richards sent you a long email describing how the family has changed since you saw them last. What does the email say?
Be sure to mention employment, finances, mental health issues, medical concerns, extended family response to the familys struggles, relations between Mr. and Mrs. Richards, the kids academic progress, family violence and substance use, and use of leisure time. You can invent the details, but make sure your assumptions are based on family research found in the book or from other reputable sources.