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W2 Q 1What is a definition of family that encompasses the different family structures prevalenttoday? Discuss the importance of acknowledging nontraditional family structures.Explain how family systems theory can be used to better understand the interactions of amodern family (traditional or nontraditional).A family is a group of people who are either related by consanguinity, affinity or co-residence. Afamily type that is prevalent today and encompasses different family structures is the extendedfamily. This type of family covers at least three generations which include the grandparents, themarried offspring and the grandchildren.Non-traditional families are including the single parenthood families, same-sex families,cohabitations and polygamous families. This type of family is different from traditional familiesbecause it consists of the husband, wife, and the children; whether the children are biological oradopted [CITATION Per16 \l 1033 ]. Acknowledging these non-traditional families is essential in
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Family systems theory,Nontraditional Family Structures,Definition of family