Presentation on theme: "Functions of the Family"— Presentation transcript:
1 Functions of the Family Physical care and maintenanceAddition of new family membersSocialization of childrenProduction, consumption, and distribution of goods and servicesAffection and loveSocial control of family members
2 Family Functions - Textbook Description of FunctionHow it Impacts SocietyWho else can provide this function?Use your textbook (p. 8-10) to complete the following organizer.
3 Physical Care and Maintenance Families provide and care for their families by:Bathing and feeding childrenTaking older relatives to appointmentsThe population stays healthyCan contribute to societyDaycares, nursing/retirement homes, medical care/hospitals
4 Addition of New Members Families can increase the number of children they have by:Having babies, seeking adoption, fertility clinicsIncrease or maintenance of population; can help economy as kids require many goods & servicesSome religions discourage birth control; fertility clinics; adoption agencies; Gov’t incentives
5 Socialization of Children Teaching children how to learn, think, and act. This can be accomplished through:Taking them to school and cultural activities, helping with homeworkLearn skills, values, and attitudes consistent with employability and citizenship expectationsEducated, find careers, have their own families, earn moneySchools teach children literacy and numeracy, as well as socialization skills, values, and attitudesRehabilitation centers (in jails) will attempt to re- socialize those in society
6 Production, Consumption and Distribution of Goods and Services Parents earn money through work/careers, they perform household chores, pay for bills, buy food and clothing, they provide shelter, and pay for activities.Families contribute to society (economically)Families provide goods and services (through skills and employment)Families require goods and services (and will pay for them)Businesses provide products/services to individualsGovernment may provide assistance to meet the consumer needs of the family (welfare, health care)Assistance agencies provide services for people in need (food banks, help for the homeless).
7 Affection and LoveFamilies comfort children when crying, support them in making decisions, demonstrate affection through actions and wordsIndividuals will develop strong relationships and raise their own families with careSchool psychologists and social workersReligious institutions provide activities and support for its members
8 Social Control of Family Members Families are responsible for controlling the behaviour of their members to maintain order within the family and within society.Individuals will obey the laws of the society and the country since they know right from wrongSchools discipline when rules are not followedGovernments set appropriate laws for societyPolice monitor behaviours according to the lawsJails institutionalize individuals who do not follow the laws