Notes 1.15.08 - Fictive kin family-like relationships that...

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1/15/2008 Definition of Family “What is a family?” Any sexually expressive or parent-child or other kin relationship in which people – usually related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption.
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Range of Functionality 1. Form an economic unit & care for any young. 2. Consider their identity to be significantly attached to the group, and 3. Are committed to maintaining that group over time. Dysfunctional Functional
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Dysfunctional Homeless. No food. Poor nutrition. Unsanitary living conditions. Abuse-living in fear. Functional Physical Food. Shelter. Clothing (warmth). Relational. Love. Emotional bonds.
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Resilient Rituals – some kind of things they do over. Celebration. Vision – see themselves in future.
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Lifespan – types of families 1. Family of origin (FOO) The family in which an individual grows up. 2. Family of Procreation (FOP) The family that is formed when an individual marries an has children. 3. Family of Creation (FOC)
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Unformatted text preview: Fictive kin family-like relationships that are not based on blood or marriage but on close friendship ties. Choice of Family Types Little, no choice of FOO. Lots of choice of FOP & FOC. Choice of spouse consequences for health, wealth, & happiness. Social network. Course theme Avoid mindless choice. Choose knowledgeably instead of by default! Be mindful or aware of values, beliefs, consequences of behavior. Balance familism & individualism. Example, leaving home to attend college. Delaying marriage or child bearing. Dual-career couples promotions. Marital status, happiness. Feedback Positives Great relationship with family-members (commons). Get to know each other more (communication). Some kind of special bond (unconditional love). Supportive. Feedback Negative Too much involve with each other....
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