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What is a Family?. What is a family anyway?. “Family”. Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and usually reside in the same dwelling place” A “universal” idea. Why do we live in Families?. 1- For protection

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family
“Family”
  • Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and usually reside in the same dwelling place”
  • A “universal” idea
why do we live in families
Why do we live in Families?

1- For protection

  • Includes shelter, food, clothing, and financial support, providing for an education
  • To protect emotionally- feelings of belonging, teaches about love, relationships, how to handle anger, show sympathy
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2- Provides Identity
  • We are given “family names”
  • Our family’s reputation are often transferred to other members in the family
  • Happens less now with understanding of the diversity of families
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3- Provides socialization
  • The learning process of how the larger society functions
  • Family sets standards within the family
  • Covers morals, values, norms, manners
functional versus dysfunctional
Functional versus Dysfunctional
  • Functional: family members fulfill their agreed-upon roles and responsibilities, treat each other with respect and affection and meet each others needs
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Dysfunctional: main family functions are absent
  • Examples: parent with an addiction, neglectful parents, teenager who steals, family that screams at one another
consequences of unhealthy families
Consequences of Unhealthy Families
  • Alienation and fear (in the house and in society)
  • Violence and crime
  • Lost productivity
  • Costs of medical care for victims, policing, courts and prisons
  • Costs of social support systems
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