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Title: What Are Families?


1
FAMILY
  • What Are Families?

Why are They Important?
2
What Are Families?
Definition
  • A group of individuals who live together and
    cooperate as a unit

3
  • Families are who you love.
  • Our families all look different and it's always
    been so.
  • A family care giving unit might consist of a
    couple a mother, father and children a single
    parent and child grandparent and grandchildren
    a sibling group a circle of friends or however
    that family defines itself.

4
  • Families are the foundation of society.
  • It's where we come into the world, are nurtured
    and given the tools to go out into the world,
    capable and healthyor we aren't.

5
  • While families have the greatest potential for
    raising healthy individuals, they can also wound
    their members in places that will never heal.
  • When families break down and fail to provide the
    healthy nurturing we need, the effects impact not
    only our own lives, but also our communities.

6
  • We all pay for unhealthy families. If we ignore
    the suffering, we suffer the consequences,
    including
  • alienation and fear, as our neighborhoods turn
    into places where we no longer feel safe
  • violence and crime

7
  • lost productivity
  • the costs of medical care for victims, policing,
    courts and prisons
  • the costs of a social support system to deal
    with the fallout from dysfunctional family
    relationships.

8
  • In the past few decades, the world has seen major
    changes in the face of the family.
  • Since 1975, the divorce rate has doubled
    resulting in the increase of
  • single-parent households,
  • remarriages and
  • extended families.

9
  • This is a discussion of the many definitions of
  • family and how they demonstrate the
  • changes that are occurring within the family.

10
  • Family units take a variety of forms,
  • all of which involve individuals living under one
    roof.

11
  • The family form or structure does not indicate
    how healthy the family is or how they function.
  • The family form is merely the physical makeup of
    the family members in relationship to each other
    without respect to roles and function.
  • The variety of forms a family may take includes

12
What Are the Different Types of Families?
Nuclear
Blended
Unrelated
Step
Adopted
Single
Single parent
Extended
Childless
Foster
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Nuclear Families
Biological mom dad with kids
?Traditional or Nuclear Consists of a mother,
father, and one or more children.
14
Nuclear Family
  • The Most Common Type of Family in Todays
    American Society.

15
Impressions
  • Nuclear Families
  • When you think nuclear family, think of the
    classic image of mom, dad, 2.5 kids 1/2 a dog,
    1.5 cars and a house in Levittown.

16
Little Boxes
By Malvina Reynolds
  • 1. Little boxes on the hillside,Little boxes
    made of ticky-tacky,Little boxes, little
    boxes,Little boxes, all the same.There's a
    green one and a pink oneAnd a blue one and a
    yellow oneAnd they're all made out of
    ticky-tackyAnd they all look just the same.

17
Little Boxes
  • 2. And the people in the housesAll go to the
    university,And they all get put in boxes,Little
    boxes, all the same.And there's doctors and
    there's lawyersAnd business executives,And
    they're all made out of ticky-tackyAnd they all
    look just the same.

18
Little Boxes
  • 3. And they all play on the golf-course,And
    drink their Martini dry,And they all have pretty
    children,And the children go to school.And the
    children go to summer campAnd then to the
    university,And they all get put in boxesAnd
    they all come out the same.

19
Little Boxes
  • 4. And the boys go into business,And marry, and
    raise a family,And they all get put in
    boxes,Little boxes, all the same.There's a
    green one and a pink oneAnd a blue one and a
    yellow oneAnd they're all made out of
    ticky-tackyAnd they all look just the same.

20
Quiz
  • True
  • or
  • False
  • Marriage makes men happier, but women more
    depressed.

21
Quiz Explanation
  • Married men and women are less depressed, less
    anxious, and psychologically distressed than
    singles, divorced or widowed Americans.

22
Todays Nuclear Families
  • One-third to one-half of contemporary families
    are biological families under one roof.
  • Todays families have many challenges.
  • Is there a normal family today?

23
Family Challenges
  • Communication
  • Intimacy
  • Organization

24
Family Challenges
  • Boundaries
  • Relationships
  • Trust

25
Family Challenges
  • Acceptance
  • Spending time together
  • Roles

26
Blended Families
HIS
HERS
A family in which both spouses have children from
previous relationships
OURS
27
Step Families
Families that include children from a previous
relationship
28
Adopted Families
Families that include children that are not
biologically theirs
29
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
30
  • Book I Love You Like Crazy Cakes\Welcome to
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31
Single Families
An individual living alone
32
Single Parent Families
Children who live with one parent
?Single parent Includes only one parent, the
mother or the father, who lives with the
children. Single parents may be divorced,
widowed, unwed, or abandoned.
33
Extended Families
Families that include relatives other than
parents and children
?Extended Is made up of nuclear or single-parent
families plus other relatives such as
grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
34
Childless Families
Families with no children
35
Foster Parent Families
Families who take in children temporarily
?Foster Includes parents who provide full-time
child care for someone elses child for a
designated period of time.
36
Functions of Families
1.Reproduction To carry out humanity and
survival of man.
37
Functions of Families
2.Socialization Transmit culture, values to next
generation.
38
Functions of Families
  • 3. Economic Cooperation
  • Fulfill survival needs of family as a unit.
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter

39
Functions of Families
  • 4. Emotional Security
  • Shape personalities,
  • provide comfort
  • and reassurance.

40
Family System Concepts
  • The family is a system.
  • A family has its own systemic needs.
  • Each part of the system is interrelated to the
    other parts.
  • When one part of the system is sick
    (dysfunctional) the other
  • parts are sick.
  • Kids may act out in a dysfunctional family.

41
Family System Concepts
  • The system tries to be in its own balance.
  • Some systems are healthy (functional) and some
    are
  • unhealthy (dysfunctional).
  • Families have rules, spoken or unspoken.
  • Each person has a role in the system.
  • Systems include boundaries.
  • Some systems are open and some are closed.
  • There are different types of connections between
  • individuals in a system.

42
Healthy Families
Exhibit the Following Characteristics
  • LOVE
  • LEARNING
  • LOYALTY
  • LIBERTY
  • LAUGHTER

43
Unhealthy Families
Exhibit the following characteristics
  • Avoidance
  • Tolerance
  • Secrecy
  • Closed
  • Little Care or Hope

44
Family Role Expectations
7 Cs
  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Companionship
  • Concern
  • Confidence
  • Consideration
  • Cooperation

45
Family Life Cycle
Stage Duration(years) Newly married, no
children 2 Families with infants 2.5 Familie
s with preschool children 3.5
46
Family Life Cycle
Stage Duration(years) Families with school
children 7 Families with teenagers 7 Families
as launching centers 11
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Family Life Cycle
Stage Duration(years) Empty nest
families 11 Families with retired or aging
11-15 members
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