Functions of the Family

Functions of the Family
Take your own notes from class discussions. Provide examples for each of the six main
functions of the family according to the Vanier Institute of the Family.
1. Addition of new members through procreation or adoption
2. Physical maintenance and care of group members
3. Socialization of children
4. Social control of members
5. Affective nurturance—love
6. Production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services
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