9th Grade Health Chapter 11: Family Relationships

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Family
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The basic unit of society.
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Extended Family
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Your immediate family and other relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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Sibling
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A brother or sister.
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Affirmation
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Positive feedback that helps others feel appreciated and supported.
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Separation
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A decision between married individuals to live apart from each other.
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Divorce
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A legal end to a marriage contract.
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Custody
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A legal decision about who has the right to make decisions affecting the children in a family and who has the responsibility of physically caring for them.
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Grief
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The sorrow caused by the loss of a loved one.
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Resiliency
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The ability to adapt effectively and recover disappointment, difficulty, or crisis.
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Domestic Violence
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Any act of violence involving family members.
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Emotional Abuse
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A pattern of behavior that attacks the emotional development and sense of worth of an individual.
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Physical Abuse
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The intentional infliction of bodily harm or injury on another person.
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Sexual Abuse
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Any sexual contact that is forced upon a person against his or her will.
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Spousal Abuse
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Domestic violence directed at a spouse.
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Child Abuse
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Domestic violence directed at a child.
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Neglect
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Failure to provide for a child’s physical or emotional needs.
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Cycle of Violence
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Pattern of repeating abusive behaviors from one generation to the next.
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Crisis Center
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A facility that handles emergencies and provides referrals to an individual needing help.
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Foster Care
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A temporary arrangement in which a child is placed under the guidance and supervision of a family or an adult who is not related to the child by birth.
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Family Counseling
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Therapy to restore healthy relationships in a family.
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Mediator
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A person who helps others resolve issues to the satisfaction of both parties.

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