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Glossary of Health Vocab Chapter 5

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meaningful associations with others
Relationships
legal agreement to end a marriage
Divorce
consists of a mother and father and their child or children living together in one household
Nuclear Family
the legal process by which parents take another person’s child into their family to be raised as their own
Adoption
a family in which only one parent lives with the child or children
Single-Parent Family
a network of close relatives living together or near each other
Extended Family
consists of a biological parent, a stepparent and the children of one or both parents
Blended Family
a family in which an adult or couple provides care and a temporary home for children whose biological parents are unable to care for them
Foster Family
the process of teaching children to behave in a way that is acceptable to the family and to society
Socialization
an arrangement in which spouses live apart and try to work out their problems
Separation
a punishment that leaves a mark
Physical Abuse
when an adult uses a child or adolescent for sexual purposes
Sexual Abuse
the nonphysical mistreatment of a person
Emotional Abuse
the failure of parents to give their child love and emotional support
Emotional Neglect
the sharing of information, thoughts, and feelings
Communication
brothers and sisters
Siblings
a network of people who help each other cope with a particular problem
Support Group

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