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At Risk Populations

People who, because of their economic, environmental or family situation or a health problem or disability, are considered more likely than others to be affected by or become involved in self-destructive behaviour, criminal activity, abuse, substance abuse, chronic unemployment, homelessness, unwanted pregnancy and other problems which threaten their health, safety and/or personal development.

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Community Newcomers

People who are new residents in a community.

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Ex-Offenders

Individuals who are no longer under required supervision by the criminal justice system.

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Families of Military Personnel/Veterans

The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honourably discharged as veterans of military service.

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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 Accident Victims

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have been seriously or fatally injured as the result of an unplanned and unforeseen event or condition, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual's injuries or their loss.

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Families/Friends of Frail/Dependent Elderly

The children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who are unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by interaction with and concern about the elderly individual.

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Families/Friends of LGBTQ Individuals

The parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning.

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Families/Friends of Mentally Ill

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have clinically significant behavioural or psychological problems, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the mentally ill individual.

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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 Alzheimer's Disease

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have Alzheimer's disease, 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 Disabilities

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual with a disability.

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Families/Friends of People with Eating Disorders

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives of people who have a compulsive obsession with food, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual. Included are families of people who have anorexia, bulimia, a compulsive overeating problem and other similar disorders.

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Families/Friends of Suicides

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have taken their own lives, whose patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by the event and the ongoing impact on their lives.

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Individuals/Families Affected by Divorce

Individuals who have divorced (or separated), are in the process of divorcing or have family members (parents, siblings or other relatives) who are divorcing, have divorced or have separated, and whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by the change.

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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.