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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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As such, the 4Rs and 2Ss multi-family group (MFC) integrates family processes and parenting skills linked to conduct problems from the empirical literature.
Walsh (Ed.), Normal family processes: Growing diversity and complexity (pp.
Family processes in turn may be linked to characteristics such as household composition and wealth.
Zang's main argument is that religiosity alone cannot explain the relationship between the practice of Islam and gender inequality; indeed, he says, the key to understanding this relationship requires a close examination of family processes. Chapter two briefly introduces the Xinjiang region and Uyghur people and describes the author's fieldwork and methodology.
(19) These studies have focused on two nonexclusive areas, including family structure and family processes, and provide a valuable knowledge base for researching the influences of family transformations on sexual debut in SSA.
The study tested the validity of two models, the Family Investment (FIM) and Family Stress Model (FSM), both of which articulate mediating mechanisms (parenting and other proximal family processes) linking family demographic variables to child outcomes.
Family processes. The variables included as key family processes include: relationship quality, ethnic identity, parenting stress, and traditionality.
"Results consistently suggest that physical punishment has a direct causal effect on externalizing behaviour, whether through a reflexive response to pain, modeling or coercive family processes," the researchers wrote.
Walsh (2003) explained family resilience in terms of nine key family processes within three broad domains of functioning--the family's belief systems, organizational patterns, and communication processes.
Parental employment and job characteristics have been discussed as other crucial factors that might affect family processes and child development, through its influences on parental well-being.
(2002) 'How Money Matters for Young Children's Development: Parent Investment and Family Processes', Child Development 73.
The middle section's 20 chapters explore the family psychology practice with chapters on systemic assessment, couple and family processes in the APA's 1994 revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, legal and ethical issues, and other important professional practice issues.

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