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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 processes

the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit.
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Further, family processes that promote resilient coping and adaptation are absent.
Thus, our objectives are the development and testing of a conceptual model that focuses on relationship status, school enrollment and family processes in relation to adolescent females' risk for sexual victimization (Figure 1, page 186).
In both chapters, data analyses show that family processes rather than religiosity are the key factor to understanding the relationship between Islamic affiliation and employment and income inequalities between genders.
Finally, parent-child relationships, parent-child communication, and parental supervision are part of family processes that need to be integrated to understand the effects of family structures on child outcomes.
In these regressions, coresidence/marriage status of the couple as reported by mothers at the one-year follow-up, denoted with a subscript "2" in Equation 1, is expressed as a function of baseline measures, denoted with a subscript "1 ," of immigrant status, parent and child characteristics, human capital characteristics, and various family processes.
Bronfenbrenner's (1988) person-process-context model posits a paradigm for assessing the influences of personal characteristics of family members, family processes, and particular external environments on child developmental outcomes.
From this turning point flows a studious, achingly convincing examination of how each member of the family processes events.
The first premise is that while stressful crises and persistent economic, physical, and social challenges influence the whole family and its capacity to successfully rear its children, key family processes mediate the impact of these crises and the development of resilience in individual members and in the family unit as a whole.
Her very presence undermines extant and "normal" family processes.
Expanding the concept of family interventions to include contextual influences, Almeida, Woods, Messineo, and Font (1998) addressed the connection between culture, gender, family processes, and the individual.
Therefore a distinguishing feature of the text is its capacity to examine cross-cultural variations in family processes at the same time that it introduces a range of substantive topics, including mate selection, cohabitation, family violence, reproduction and child care, gender inequalities in paid and unpaid labour, divorce and remarriage, as well as state regulation.
It is this last and deepest level at which literature is likely to shape life by legitimizing pathological family processes.

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