Families and Change : Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-21
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Learn how contemporary families respond to and cope with common stressful life events and transitionsIntegrating research, theory, and application from a variety of disciplines, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling text offers students a deep understanding of family transitions. Each chapter presents the latest scholarship from leaders in the field on modern family changes and stressors from leading experts, as well as resources for intervention and mechanisms for learning.New to The Fourth EditionMore concrete examples, vignettes, and intervention strategies weaved throughout the text  The role of resiliency in families emphasized New chapters on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families and military families now included Web resources and references at the end of chapters now available Coverage of African American families and homeless families, featured in the First Edition, reinstatedAccompanied by robust ancillaries!A new companion Web site featuring test questions for each chapter for instructors and access to related SAGE journal articles can be found at www.sagepub.com/pricefamchnge4e .This book is designed as a core text for upper-level courses in child and family studies, human development and social work.

Table of Contents

Families Coping with Change: A Conceptual Overview
Conceptualizing Parenting Stress with Family Stress Theory
Stress and Coping With Later Life
Death, Dying, and Grief in Families
Illness and Family Stress
Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in Families and Intimate Relationships
Families Coping with Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Mental Illness and Family Stress
Economic Stress and Families
Divorce: A Risk and Resilience Perspecitve
Stress and Coping Within the Context of Stepfamily Life
Lesbian- and Gay-Parent Families:Development and Functioning
Adaptation Among Immigrant Families: Resources and Barriers
Stress and Coping in African American Families
Homeless Families: An Extreme Stressor
Everyday Hassles and Family Stress
The Impact of Military Duty and Military Life on Individuals and Families: Resources and Intervention
Family, Stress, and Intervention
Author Index
Subject Indes
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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