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The Individual and the

Family
Types of Family

Set Induction

Objectives
What is a family?
What are the different Types of family
in the Caribbean, in particular
Trinidad and Tobago.
What are the reasons for a single
parent and sibling families to be
formed.
Students should be able to identify
different family types from

Definition of a Family
A group of individuals living
together who may be related
by marriage, birth, blood, or
adoption, who are socially,
emotionally and economically
connected.
When a family lives together
under the same roof, they
form a household.

Types of Family in the


Caribbean
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Nuclear family
Extended family
Sibling family
Reconstituted family
Joint family household
Single Parent family

Nuclear Family
Is also known as an immediate family
Mother
household. This family
type or
structure is made up of a mother
,father and their children.
Father

Children

Extended Family
This household
up of various
Parent(s)is made
Children
combinations of blood relations. For
example:
Aunts,
Grandparen
Uncles
and one or
Children andtsa single
parent,
Cousins
more sets of couples and their
children, grandparents,
Friends and aunts, uncles
and cousins. Adopted
Children
It may sometimes include close
friends or children who have been
placed with the family because they

Sibling Family Household


This family type consists of only
siblings, with older brothers and
Young
sisters
assuming
the
roles
and
Older
Older
er
responsibilities
of
parents
Brothe

Sister

Siblin
gs

Reasons why Sibling


Households are formed
Parents are absent because:

1.They have migrated


2.They have died
3.They are imprisoned
4.They have abandoned
their children

Reconstituted/Blended
Family
ThisBlended
householdFamily
consists of
a couple, any children
Children and
they produce together
from
Mother
and
Biological
children
they
have
from
previous
Father
Children
Relationshi
previous relationships.
p(s)

Joint-Family Household
Brother and Spouse or
Sister and Spouse and

This household usually


consists of two
siblings, their
spouses and children
living under the same
roof.
Brother and Spouse or
Sister and Spouse
together with
Children

Single-Parent Family
MOTHER
OR FATHER
This
household
Alone, and their
consists of children and
one parent, either their
CHILDREN
mother
OR father .

Reasons why a single parent


household is formed
This household is formed usually by:
1. Death of one parent
2. Imprisonment of one parent
3. Divorce of parents
4. Separation
5. Migration
6. Abandonment

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