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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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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 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 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 Missing Persons

The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives of individuals whose whereabouts are unknown, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern for the missing person.

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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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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.