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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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(16) In sum, in order to address child mental health and bolster protective family processes to foster positive development for low-income children of color, the presentation stressed the importance of programs that meet the demands of both families and the systems attempting to serve them.
The results of our prospective analyses, however, provided little support for the effects of family processes on the risk of coerced sex.
Finally, Zang proposes that attitudes to family and marriage, or family processes offer a better account of gender inequalities in both private and public spheres than does Islam alone because such attitudes often explain variations in social status, family work, and spousal power.
where p(t) represents the probability that an individual has sexual debut at age t given that that individual has not yet experienced first sex before age t; [beta] is a vector of the effect of family transitions (FT) or number of transitions, [delta] is a vector of parameters corresponding to time-varying covariates X which are referred to as potential mechanisms that mediate the effects of family configurations, referred to as family processes; [xi] is a vector of parameters corresponding to time-invariant covariates Z, and a represents the specific effect of being in a given age interval.
In addition, the direct paths from the mother-father relationship to nonresident fathers' contacts with their children and from the latter to parenting stress are consonant with prior research linking increased income to higher self-efficacy and the latter to family processes that lead to less stress (Jackson & Scheines, 2005).
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.
If there is any magic here, it is what Ann Masten (2001) has called "ordinary magic", a telling phrase which sums up both the commonplace nature of the family processes that help to protect families from the consequences of adversity and the magical way that most families seem to know these things intuitively and to enact them, at least some of the time.
The model predicts that depression will be indirectly influenced by patterns of drinking behavior and intergenerational family processes through their influence on attachment styles and current levels of self-esteem.
However, little is known about the particular family processes that influence the development of an ethic of caring in children, and still less is known about how parenting and care-giving in one generation can predict parenting and caregiving in the next.
Do they really think the rancher's family processes, packages, and eats thousands of cows a year?
One intensive care unit (ICU) ethnographic study highlighted the importance of health care providers' attunement to possible distinctions between informal family roles of primary decision maker (proxy), spokesperson, health care expert, and family processes that endorse family group decision making (Quinn, Schmitt, Baggs, Norton, Dombeck, et al., 2012).
Normal family processes; growing diversity and complexity, 4th ed.

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