Family Roles and Responsibilities Worksheet

Family members have different roles and responsibilities to make their families function smoothly.

Family roles shape how we interact with each other in the family system. These roles create and maintain a balance within the family setting and reflect the division of responsibilities and tasks.

Family responsibility can be permanent or temporary. They differ from roles in that you are meeting an essential need for your family instead of helping out within the family setting.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Family Systems Theory

This human behavior theory defines a family as a complex social system where members interact to influence each other’s behavior. It is a theory designed to comprehend the human function that emphasizes establishing a connection between people in a family.

  1. Family Therapy

This type of psychotherapy focuses on improving family relationships and behavior. It is designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you identify and understand each family member’s roles and responsibilities by establishing deep, meaningful, and safe relationships.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used when family members neglect their roles and responsibilities. Additionally, it can be used when family members want to reflect and take more initiative in the duties assigned.

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