Discussion Questions

  1. The U.S. Census Bureau defines family as a “household that has at least two members related by blood, marriage, or adoption, one of whom is the householder.” What do you think about this definition? Does this definition reflect your family or other families you know? Is this definition limiting?
  2. Identify two federal or state laws that regulate families in the United Sates. Do you think that these laws meet the situations they were enacted to address? Why or why not? 
  3. What are some of the challenges facing parents in raising their children these days? How do social workers address some of the challenges?