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Families/Friends of Abused Women/Men

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have been involved in domestic violence or abuse, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about living in a violent and/or abusive environment.

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Families/Friends of Inmates/Ex-Offenders

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial, who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to confinement in a correctional facility, or who have served their sentence and have been recently released from a correctional facility.

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Families/Friends of People with AIDS/HIV

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have tested positive on the HIV antibody test or have developed AIDS, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual.

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Families/Friends of People with Cancer

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have cancer, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual.

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Families/Friends of Sexual Assault/Abuse Survivors

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of survivors of rape or other forms of adult or child sexual abuse, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by the sexual assault.

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People With Disabilities

Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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