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Ch. 7 pg. 165
Ch. 7 pg. 165
Family Unit
What is a family?
 Relationships have a strong influence on your total
health
 Healthy families provide support
 Help children and teens develop values and skills to
become successful members of society
 Healthy families are the foundation of a healthy
society.
Types of Families
 Nuclear – two parents and one or more children living
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in the same place
Single-parent
Blended – married couple with children from previous
marriages or situations
Extended – includes additional relatives
Adoptive
Foster – temporary placement of children in the homes
of adults who are not related to them
Roles within Family
What are the responsibilities of parents in a family?
What are the responsibilities of children?
What are the responsibilities of teenagers/young adults?
What are the responsibilities of extended family
members?
Family and Your
Health
• Families meet
most of your basic
needs
• Helps strengthen
all three aspects of
your health triangle
Physical
 Provide most of Maslow’s physiological needs
 Medical Care
 Limiting Behavior
 Health Skills
Mental/Emotional
 Love and Support
 Provide a safe environment to express and deal with
emotions
 Share problems in confidence
 Self-esteem
 Provide affirmation
Social
 Help infants, toddlers, and young children to
communicate and get along with others
 Cooperation and conflict resolution
 Culture
 Ethical Values
 Responsibility
 Honesty
 Respect
Characteristics of a Strong Family
 Good Communication
 Caring and Support
 Respect
 Commitment
 Trust
Changes in Structure
 Birth and Adoption
 Separation and Divorce
 Remarriage
 Death
Changes in Circumstances
 Moving
 Finances
 Illness and disability
 Alcohol or other drug abuse
Coping with Changes
 Open communication
 Take on more responsibilities to help other members
 Self-help
 Professional Counseling
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