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family

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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The FACES III is a well-known and widely employed instrument in psychology and counseling that explores family of origin interaction patterns.
More than 90% of the respondents' SES of family of origin ranged between lower middle class and upper middle class.
Presence of love and care in women's family of origin, negatively associate with (-.
A modest amount of literature focuses on the effects of family of origin on career development in adults, but there is a dearth of literature on adults whose parents lack postsecondary education once these adults enter the world of work (Whiston & Keller, 2004).
He draws a parallel with his family of origin, recalling that his parents shared cooking, his father doing fifty percent or more.
Family of Origin System Qualities: The scale used was the Flexibility and Cohesion Evaluation Scale - Version IV (Gorall, Tiesel & Olson, 2004; Olson & Gorall, 2006) which assesses six family system variables: Balanced Cohesion (7 items); Balanced Flexibility (7 items); Disengagement (7 items); Enmeshment (7 items); Rigidity (7 items); Chaos (7 items).
Hispanic females, indicated previously as the largest group, had the highest percentage who reported addiction in their family of origin.
More than two-thirds of family of origin caregivers were the primary caregiver to that person.
12) The language of the family of origin is a gift of a historical and theological worldview.
This greater likelihood of lower socioeconomic status relative to family of origin is a crude measure of social and economic failure, and suggests a wide ranging disruption of function that is particularly marked in those reporting the more severe abuse experiences.
Partial contents of the first issue: "A Process of Change: The Intersection of the GLBT Individual and Their Family of Origin," by Colleen M.
The narrative of the great flood is similarly expanded into a multi-generational family story in which Noah is portrayed as an albino with a gift for philosophy who is excluded from his family of origin, only to, in turn, keep his relatives from boarding the ark.

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