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					FAMILY
Placemat: Family

    Find 3 other people in the class to work with
    Draw a circle in the center of your chart paper
    Write “FAMILY” inside the circle
    Create individual spaces for everyone to write in
    Brainstorm your definition of family on your section of paper
    Discuss “FAMILY” together and come up with your groups’
     definition of family


                               Family
Why define “family”?
   Social policies
   Benefits
   Responsibilities
   Other reasons?
Does a family have to...
   be related by blood or marriage?
   live in the same house?
   have children?
   include only male-female couples?
   include friends?
   include only individuals you like?
Working Definition of Family

      Family is defined as any combination of two
       or more persons who are bound together over
       time by ties of mutual consent, birth, and/or
       adoption/placement and who, together,
       assume responsibilities for varying
       combinations of the following:
Various Responsibilities of Family
   Physical maintenance and care of group members
   Addition of new members through procreation or
    adoption
   Socialization of children
   Social control of members
   Production, consumption, and distribution of goods and
    services
   Affective nurturance – love
              The Vanier Institute of Family - 1994
Functions of Family

     Addition of new members through
      reproduction
     Physical care of members
     Socialization of children
Family Functions Continued
   Controlling behaviour to maintain order within the
    family and within society
   Maintain morale and motivate individuals to
    participate in society (economic and emotional)
   Production and consumption of goods and services
How have families survived?
   Families perform basic functions called FUNCTIONAL
    REQUISITES such as:

     Motivation
     Commitment
     Supervision

   William Goode summarized the important role families play in
    linking individuals to their society
Homework
   Read pages 2-8 in your textbook
   Define and provide examples for all bolded terms

				
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