Chapter 9 - The Needs of Children, Youth, and Families...

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1 The Needs of Children, Youth, and Families Chapter 9 Family Two or more people related by blood, marriage, or adoption – and living together. Five essential functions of the American family: 1. Replacement of the population, 2. Care of the young, 3. Socialization of new members 4. Regulation of sexual behavior, 5. Source of affection. TYPES OF FAMILIES OTHER FAMILY FORMS “Blended” families Families without children Gay and lesbian households Singles Cohabitation MARRIAGE The institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. Intrinsic permanence of marriage vs. Pragmatic view of marriage
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2 MARRIAGE “Empty Nest” “Empty Shell Marriages” MARRIED WITH CHILDREN Newspaper ad: One couple to procreate and raise a child. No experience necessary. Applicants must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and must provide food, shelter, clothing, supervision, and nurturing for a minimum of 18 years. No
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Chapter 9 - The Needs of Children, Youth, and Families...

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