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What is a Family?<br />
Families are…<br />Different for everyone…<br />Some big, some small<br />Can be defined by the roles involved<br />Mother...
An acceptable definition<br />Families …<br />are any group of two or more people who share a connection over a long perio...
What does this mean?<br />If two or more people ,<br />agree that they want to be a family, <br />and, act like families a...
What do families do?<br />Families naturally do one or more or all of these actions  / functions<br />Functions of the Fam...
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April 08 what is a family

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April 08 what is a family

  1. 1. What is a Family?<br />
  2. 2. Families are…<br />Different for everyone…<br />Some big, some small<br />Can be defined by the roles involved<br />Mother, father, children, etc<br />Or can be defined by the people involved<br />Maria, Shawn, Ian, Cheryl, etc<br />
  3. 3. An acceptable definition<br />Families …<br />are any group of two or more people who share a connection over a long period of time<br />share connections by one or more of:<br />blood relation<br />birth and / or adoption<br />mutual consent<br />together, perform the responsibilities of families<br />
  4. 4. What does this mean?<br />If two or more people ,<br />agree that they want to be a family, <br />and, act like families act, <br />then, THEY ARE a family!<br />A question naturally comes from this definition…<br />Do you have any questions from reading this definition?<br />
  5. 5. What do families do?<br />Families naturally do one or more or all of these actions / functions<br />Functions of the Family<br />physical care and health maintenance of all members<br />get more members by birth or adoption (or… )<br />prepare children for adulthood in society (socialization)<br />control and accountability for children<br />provide food, shelter, safety<br />by working, earning money, and spending it to meet these needs<br />provide love<br />

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