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Family Systems: Definition and Types

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The Lopez family consists of Maria, her husband Frank, and their two children Lucas and Alannah. They would best be described as a _____ family.

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1. Why are matrifocal families more common than patrifocal families?

2. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of extended family?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Everyone has been part of a family of some type, and your knowledge of the variations of family characteristics and types can be tested using this quiz and worksheet. This assessment covers the various types of family groups and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key facts about family characteristics and types, including:

  • The name for a family type that consists of a mother, father and minor children
  • The name for a family type that consists of a mother and her minor children
  • The name for a family type that includes blood relatives outside of the immediate family
  • The name for a family type that is comprised of members who are not all related by blood
  • Identify the best type of family

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of blood relationships in the context of family types
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as blended family and extended family
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what type of family is the best type and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as matrifocal family and nuclear family

Additional Learning

To learn more about family types, review the accompanying lesson about characteristics and types of family systems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how a child's family contributes to his development
  • Define nuclear family and describe what it is comprised of
  • Know what a matrifocal family is and provide examples of this family type
  • Differentiate between and extended family and blended family and explain the differences
  • Explain which family type is best for children
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