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Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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Our second block comprises four independent variables, all measures of family processes assessed at the Wave 1 interview.
Meadows, 2009), the present study did as well; in addition, the findings from the present study suggest that the proximal measures of family processes and contextual factors contribute to disadvantaged, urban fathers' health and risky health behaviors.
Using data from two waves of a short-term longitudinal study, we examined the impact of maternal socioeconomic conditions (education, employment, and family income) and family processes (quality of the mother-father relationship, frequency of nonresident fathers' contacts with the children, and mothers' parenting stress) at T1 on maternal parenting adequacy and children's behavior problems and adaptive language skills, 1 1/2 to two years later, at T2.
These family processes, outlined in detail in Table 1, appear to operate in a synergistic fashion; one alone is not sufficient to positively influence student learning.
What we know about potential risks and challenges for school-age children, adolescents, and adults with seizure disorders provides a compelling rationale for studying the implications of seizures for early development and family processes.
Second, it includes multiple measures of family processes, incorporating an often over-looked measure of traditional gender attitudes (Dion & Dion, 2001).
We included gender because studies have suggested that family processes and particular external environments differentially influence boys and girls (for example, Elder & Caspi, 1988; Jackson, 2003; Jackson et al.
To be successful, policies and interventions probably do need to change family processes.
At the outset, do decisions about referrals radically influence practice, and create a mechanism for child welfare systems to limit family processes of decision making and to continue decades of professional domination?
Because of that, family processes and the psychosocial health of the home play a major part in children's adherence to their asthma medication, said Dr.
5) focus on and recognize the influence of culture on family processes and relationships.

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