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What is a family?

A family is who they say they are

Family is a self identified

group of 2 or more people

What identifies a durability of family relationship

strong emotional ties

If family members are alienated or distanced geographically, they are?

never truly relinuqished family memberships

What is designed to maintain the integrity of the family


What is a nuclear family

a father and mother with one or more children, living together as a single family unit

What is a extended family

nuclear family unit combination of second and third generation members related by blood or marriage but not living together

What is a three generational family

any combination of first second and third generation members living within a household

What is a dyad family

husband and wife or other couple living alone without children

What is a Single Parent Family

divored, never married, separated, or widowed male or female and at least one child; most single parent families are headed by women

Blended or reconstituted family

a combination of tgwo families with children from one or both families and sometimes children of the newly married couple

common law family

an unmarried couple living together with or without children

no kin

a group of atleast two people sharing a nonsexual relationship and exchanging support who have no legal, blood or strong emotional tie

polygamous family

one man with several spouses

What is a same sex family

a homosexual or lesbian couple living together with or without children

What is a Commune

More than one couple living together and sharing resources

What is a group marriagea

all individuals are married to one another and are considered parents of all the children

5 Factors of a Biological Family

1. Family is created without loss
2. There are Shared Family Traditions
3. One set of family rules evolve
4. Children arrive one at a time
5. Biological parents live together

5 Factors of a Blended Family

1. Family is born of loss
2. There are two sets of family traditions
3. Family rules are varied and complicated
4. Instant parenthood of children at different ages occur
5. bviological parents live apart

Duvalls 9 Characteristics of a successfull family

1. An independent home
2. satisfactory wars of earning and spending money
3. Mutually acceptable patterns in the divison of labor
4. Continuity of mutually satisfying sexual relationships
5. An open system of communication
6. Workable relationships with relatives
7 ways of interacting with the larger social community
8, competency in childbearing and child rearing
9. a workable philosophy of life

9 Indicators for Family Assessment

1. Physical Injury
2. Family involvement
3. deteroation of a family member
4. illness of adverse response
5. discharge to an extended care facility
6. Death
7. Health Problems
8. Threat

Instrumental Functioning to achieve goals is?


Expressive functioning in a family is

Communication, Problem Solving Skills, Beliefs

Disruptive Challeneges in a family is

Retirement Marriage Divorce

Unexpected or existing challenges in a family is

sudden loss of a job, untimely death or unexpected prego

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