This is a BRIEF look at families for what we will need to know for our exam although you cannot revise this section solely on the mindmap as there is plenty of information that I simply had to leave off because there wasn't enough room. I hope that this helps though :)

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  • Created on: 30-05-13 16:24
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  • Family
    • A family provides...
      • a secure and stable environment with good role models and good routines
      • Encouragement and praise (develops self esteem)
      • Love, comfort and affection
      • Communication and socialisation skills
      • Food, clothing, physical and health care
      • Culture
    • Types of family
      • NUCLEAR- parents and children live together in a home with contact with other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles etc) limited
      • EXTENDED- Parents and children live either with or near other family members
      • STEP FAMILY- One or both people in a couple, with children from a previous relationship re-marry or live together
      • SINGLE-PARENT- One parent has the responsibility for daily care and decision making for the children and it is only ONE of the parents that live with the children.
      • SHARED CARE- Children live in two households with both parents, JOINT decisions are made about them.
      • ADOPTIVE- Adoptive parents have to pass tests by social services and provide a permanent home for the children, a court gives them the same legal rights and responsibilities as birth parents
    • Looked-after children
      • Children in the care of local authority
    • Foster families
      • Provide long or short term care and carers are checked by social services
    • Residential care homes
      • Provide short term care for children and are situated in the local community and looked after in a family like structure


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