Sociology family

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  • Sociology family
    • Different types of family
      • Boomerang Families.
        • They are a family in which non-dependent children return home to live with their parents.
      • Beanpole Families.
        • They are a tall narrow extended family consisting of four or more generations.
      • Nuclear Families.
        • They are a two generation family consisting of parents and their dependent children.
      • Traditional Extended- Families.
        • They are a three generation family in which family members have frequent face to face contact.
      • Reconstructed families.
        • They are a family in which one or both of the partners have been married or cohabited before and have had children, resolving this to create step-children.
      • Lone-Parent Families.
        • They are a family in which a mother or father living without a partner and their dependent children.
      • Symmetrical Families.
        • They are a family in which conjugal roles are similar but not identical.
    • What is family?
      • It consists of people that are related by blood, marriage, adoption, cohabitation or civil partnership.
    • What is divorce?
      • A legal termination of a marriage, leaving the couple to remarry.
      • What effects does divorce on children?
        • short term distress in common.
        • there is a risk of longer term problems {poor health, education, behaviour} but many kids do not experience them.
        • Parents ability to cope, amount of conflict and quality of contact with the absent parent do effect.
    • Abuse within the family
      • Child abuse is harm caused to a child or young person under 18 by an adult.
      • Domestic violence is threatening behaviour committed by a family member against another
      • The dark side of the family is a situation in which family life damages its members,


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