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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

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"They do indicate, however, that religious grandparents are in general more involved with all types of family and social ties, and this may be one explanation for their greater involvement with their grandchildren."
It discusses issues that underlie all types of family violence, such as the tension between family support and the protection of children, risk factors that contribute to violent behavior in families, and the balance between punitive sanctions and individual support.
A case study of sharia councils in the United Kingdom characterizes the types of family law disputes settled by the councils and questions whether the councils realize the human rights of all parties involved.
Other legislation, principally the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, address some of the priorities of employees who have specific types of family responsibilities.