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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.
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Evidence-based interventions that support parenting and protective family processes offer opportunities to overcome challenges that threaten positive development, including emerging mental health issues and struggles with behavioral regulation.
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.
Using data from two waves of a short-term longitudinal study, the authors examined the impact of maternal socioeconomic conditions (education, employment, and income) and family processes (quality of mother-father relations, frequency of nonresident fathers' contacts with their children, and mothers' parenting stress) at time (T) 1 on maternal parenting adequacy and children's behavior problems and adaptive language skills, 1 1/2 to two years later, at T2.
treat proximal family processes, such as parenting styles and language use, as important proximal processes.
Patterson has written or co-written several books on such topics as families, living with children, co ercive family processes, families with aggressive children, parents and adolescents, antisocial boys and antisocial behavior.
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. The implication is that this particular family's children are in need of protection--from the very individuals who are charged with their wellbeing.

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