Interventions with Families: Considerations and Implications for Family Therapists In the last

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Interventions with Families: Considerations and Implications for Family Therapists
In the last third of the twentieth century, the nuclear family formed around marital ties and a strict division of labor based on gender, has changed to a multiple types of kinship relations. The word that best defines today's family, is the diversity, since the family now has a unique and exclusive meaning, including single-parent families and families consisting of same sex couples (Walsh, 2011). This new (or as some argue , renewed ) diversity of family forms has generated numerous comments and controversies about the consequences of these changes in the production of basic civic values necessary for social order. The changes in the family in recent
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In the 1950s and early 1960s, before the revolution occurred in gender roles, were frequent complaints about the precipitation of young people to marry at an early age, the segregation of women in residential neighborhoods suburb of the city, over dependence of children from their parents, treatment too lenient towards the young, and the amount of empty marriages of affection. The family is one of the first social contexts of human development (Coontz, 2000). Today family therapy is challenged to meet the social expectation to be a reference in the context of beliefs devoid of credibility that are generally valid (Josephson, 2008). It was argued that these features of the nuclear family contributed to the growing problem of crime, premarital sex and school dropout among youth. When the revolution in gender roles finally emerged, it was argued that overly emotional character of the nuclear family contributed to the dissatisfaction of young people in the late 1960s and seventies. These criticisms of the family are curious to the contemporaries, but for academics and social critics of the time were very real. Regardless of the validity of the complaints, the hegemony of the nuclear family was seen as an advantage and at the same time it was associated with many of the problems of growing up in American
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