multiproblem family

multiproblem family

A family with increased potential for child and spousal abuse, due to multiple stressors—e.g., single parent, no job or low income, low education, drug abuse, etc.

multiproblem family

Social medicine A family with an ↑ potential for child and spousal abuse, due to multiple stressors–eg, single parent, drug abuse, etc. See Child abuse.
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Clinical examples address increasingly complex, multiproblem family situations that require sophisticated intervention skills.
For instance, professionals argued that the multiproblem family resembled other lower-class families in their aggression and hostility (St.
Born into a multiproblem family, from a retarded mother known to all the agencies, with 12 siblings, all diagnosed retarded, and a question of which of two offenders was his father, Joe was rejected at birth even from this family.

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