Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. IV. Elements in the Ecological Model of the Social Context of Families


This framework begins by addressing the various types of family structure and transitions between structures, and then considers critical aspects of how families function as a unit. The interaction of family members with the world of work, including child care considerations, and the involvement of parents in school will be addressed. Important aspects of how families, in general, and youth, in particular, engage with their neighborhoods and communities, and their religion, are considered. Finally, the importance of social connections for families is summarized.

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