Family Resource Management

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-08
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Family Resource Management unlocks the complexity of family decision making for students, enabling them to grasp both the concepts and the underlying explanations of family behavior. Authors Tami James Moore and Sylvia M. Asay have provided a strong theoretical base to facilitate both understanding and retention and have organized the text to parallel the decision-making process employed by professionals. As a result, it includes sections on introducing the study of family resource management, identifying family needs, understanding resources available to families in differing socioeconomic circumstances, evaluating alternatives and making choices, and implementing and evaluating decisions. Key Features  Includes full coverage of topics required by the National Council on Family Relations for programs seeking to obtain Certified Family Life Educator accreditation. Emphasizes the significance of diversity found within different family structures, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and varied, contemporary lifestyles. Assists student learning with abundant pedagogy such as chapter-opening learning objectives; boxes illustrating content with real-life current events, news stories, and scenarios; and chapter summaries including questions for review and discussion. Invites students to follow different families through the decision-making processes outlined in the course via a Casebook located at the end of the text.Accompanied By High-Quality Instructor's Resources: Qualified adopters of this text can order an Instructor's Resource CD (ISBN: 978-1-4129-6036-6) that offers PowerPoint slides, test questions, a teacher's version of the casebook, journal articles for further research, a sample syllabus, and more. Intended Audience: This book is designed for upper-level undergraduate courses in Family Resource Management.

Table of Contents

Preface: Structure, Understanding, and Application
The Study of Family Resource Management
The Complexity of Managing Family Resourcesp. 3
Understanding Familiesp. 25
The Management Processp. 55
Discovering Family Needs
Categorization of Needsp. 77
Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Understanding Family Choicesp. 99
Understanding Resources
Identification of Family Resourcesp. 127
Families Within the Economic Environmentp. 151
The Impact of Society on Family Decisionsp. 181
Making Choices
Managing the Futurep. 221
Communication Within the Decision-Making Processp. 247
The Individual Within Family Decision Makingp. 271
Implementing and Evaluating Decisions
Making It Happenp. 297
Defining Successp. 325
Current and Future Challengesp. 355
Casebookp. 371
Glossaryp. 387
Web Resourcesp. 403
Referencesp. 405
Author Indexp. 425
Subject Indexp. 431
About the Authorsp. 441
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