Individual and family2- Contemporary social issues which influence Caribbean family life

Social issue
a condition which is widespread and contains behavior which a large number of people think is undesirable and unacceptable
Teenage Pregnancy
This is the pregnancy of a female age 13-19, which is understood to occur in a girl who hasn’t completed her core education/ secondary school, has few or no marketable skills, financially dependent on her parents and/or continues to live at home and is mentally immature
Juvenile Delinquency
In the state of being under the age of eighteen, engaging in negative activities such as drug abuse, stealing, robbery with violence, gambling…
Child Abuse
The physical or sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child/ children
Domestic violence
A pattern of abusive behavior that keeps one person in a position of power over the other partner through the use of fear, intimidation, and control in a domestic context
one spouse voluntarily but without justification leaves another in violation of legal or moral obligations for an uninterrupted period of time with the intent not to return to resume cohabitation.
Elderly care
This is the fulfillment of special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens
Special Needs
This is the term used in clinical diagnosis and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental or psychological
This is the lacking of basic human needs such as food, health care, clothing and shelter. People are considered to be living in poverty if their income falls below a certain level of what is called the poverty line.
Trafficking in persons
exploitation of unwilling people through force, coercion, threat, or deception.
The taking of one’s own life, intentionally causing one’s own death.
Street children
this is a term for children experiencing homelessness who live on the street of a city
Substance Abuse
This is the overuse of legally prescribed drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and illegal substances which damage a person’s physical and mental health
Alternative lifestyles
a way of living that is outside the cultural norms of most members of the society. The people who fall in that category form a small group of individuals that may be referred to as outcasts
Sexually transmitted diseases
these are infections caused by bacteria or viruses which are transmitted by sexual contact.