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family

 [fam´ĭ-le]
1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

family of origin

the family into which a person is born.

family of origin

The family into which one is born and to whom one is related.
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There is extensive literature from the fields of counseling, social work, career development, family studies, and psychology exploring family of origin variables and their relationship to a host of life and workplace outcomes.
The results showed that SES of family of origin and percentage of racial minority clients did not contribute significantly to the prediction of SJA attitudes.
The influences of family of origin on career development: A review and analysis.
Also, the present findings imply that it is likely to be important to include strategies that that explore the perception and role of the family of origin in shaping and maintaining self-evaluations in the religious domain.
Is interpersonal behaviour the route by which experiences in the family of origin come to be associated with the outcomes of offspring partnerships?
Subscales for the present study measuring physical affection in the family of origin (Family Affection), partner communication and intimate contact initiation (Partner Initiation and Communication), and masturbatory practices (Self-Stimulation) were constructed from items on the questionnaire.
Since Samir's mother was divorced, she lived with her family of origin far away; his father lived in a distant big Jewish town.
Social work students are frequently young people in their twenties or early thirties who, in addition to forming their professional identity, are at the stage of gaining independence from their family of origin and forming intimate relationships.
She also uses the concept of open and closed families to describe the family of origin.
They are working toward individuating themselves from their family of origin and trying to be as different from their parents as they can.
Thus, when working with ACOAs in clinical settings it seems advisable for mental health counselors to inquire into their family of origin experiences, including asking about family functioning variables, child abuse, parental divorce, and spousal violence.

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