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Social Aspects of Family Protection

Nikolaos Tsitsis

Background: The family plays an important role in the social organization of people and is one of the most important units of human society. The inability to respond the family on basic operations, mainly due to adverse social and economic conditions, but also due to the ever increasing needs, led to the need of welfare state intervention. The aim of the present study was to review the literature about the social aspects of protection family through the protection of maternity, child and extended family. Method and Material: The method of this study included bibliography research from both the review and the research literature, in the PubMed that referred to protection of family. The review covered the period 1980- 2013. Results: The protection of motherhood with every possible support social, economic, health, psychological, considered important to the degree that the protection of the family should start from the beginning of its creation. Social protection for children is important for health’s society and includes: Registration of births, protection against violence, amputation or excision of female genitalia and child marriage. Also, it is important the protection of large families, in order to strengthening the family, economical and socially, and their children evolve on equal terms like the children of other families Conclusions: Protecting the family is a fundamental institutional necessity to promote civil society and the preservation of the nation. The protection of the family is a task both individually and collectively.