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Families Chapter 8 Families Chapter 8
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What is a family? What is a family? Family  is defined in many ways. Encourage the use of a definition  beyond that of the traditional nuclear  family.
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Understanding Families Understanding Families There has been a shift in emphasis  based on the recognition of cultural  diversity.  There is a need to understand families  and their perspectives in order to know: What supports they will need. How to engage them in collaboration. When to engage them in collaboration.
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Family Systems Theory Family Systems Theory Family is seen as a complex and  interactive social system in which all  members’ needs and experiences affect  each other There are three key principles of  systems theory:
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Principle 1 Principle 1 No individual can be understood  without recognition of how he or she  fits within the entire family.
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Principle 2 Principle 2 Families need rules for structure and  for change.
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