Family Interaction

Author: Stephen Alan Anderson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205710836
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Examines families - their challenges and successes - as they move through the life course. Family Interaction takes a family systems and a multigenerational, developmental framework. This text looks at the major conceptual models used to understand the patterns and interactional dynamics that operate in families. It provides readers with an overview of the basic tasks that all families must execute regardless of their particular composition or living situation and, at the same time, offers readers an appreciation of the variety and uniqueness in the ways in which each family develops its patterns of interaction.

Group Parent Education

Author: Deborah Campbell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761927679
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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`For those working in group parent education I am sure it will a valuable resource and make its way onto the essential reading list of many courses' - Journal In-Service Education This book is devoted to training parent educators and family counsellors and represents a unique and important contribution to the growing field of parent education and support programmes. The authors build upon the rich traditions of group parent education while incorporating contemporary theory and practice.

American Families in Crisis

Author: Jeffrey S. Turner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841645
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An authoritative reference that helps general readers understand the varieties of crises impacting modern-day families and the intervention techniques designed to resolve them. * The chronology highlights important moments in the study of family crises over the past 100 years, including statistics related to the topics presented in earlier chapters, notable achievements in family studies research, the formation of professional associations and organizations, births and deaths of notable scholars, and much more * The Data and Documents chapter uses clear graphics to provide accurate and meaningful information, helping the reader to better understand the complexities of family stress and crisis

Human Bonding

Author: Cindy Hazan
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462511023
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This tightly edited volume provides an integrative overview of human bonding from infancy through adulthood. Through an attachment lens, the book synthesizes classic and cutting-edge research on close relationships and their profound impact in everyday life. Topics include infant-caregiver attachment, human social nature, child and adolescent social development, mate selection, love and sexual desire, hooking up and online dating, keys to relationship success, predictors and consequences of relationship dissolution, and the role of social connectedness in psychological adjustment and physical health. Readers get a solid grounding in the concepts, theories, and methods that define contemporary relationship science.

Families in Poverty

Author: Karen Seccombe
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Format: PDF
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Families in Poverty: Volume 1 in the "Families in the Twenty-First Century Series," 1/e Karen Seccombe Meenan, "Portland State University" (HEPM ID: 4935242) Susan J. Ferguson, "Grinnell College" (HEPM ID: 8391990) ISBN: 0205502547 Poverty is a social problem and finding solutions requires us to look closely at our society, laws, and social institutions. "Families in Poverty" brings together the best and most recent quantitative and qualitative data to examine poverty among U.S. families and the problems poor families face, and discusses how solutions to poverty do exist. Some major topics found in the text include: Trends in poverty in the United States Discussion on how poverty is measured and defined Critiques on several explanations of poverty Consequences of poverty on children and adults Labor market issues such as unemployment, minimum wage, employer-sponsored fringe benefits Programs in the United States designed to eliminate or reduce poverty

A Toolkit of Motivational Skills

Author: Catherine Fuller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119965683
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do you motivate someone to change a pattern of behaviour? This is an issue faced daily by professionals working in healthcare and criminal justice systems. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication developed for working with substance abuse, but found to be effective for work with a variety of people who are struggling with the idea of behaviour change. This workbook is a complete guide to the motivational approach for any professional who needs to help others to change.

I Only Say This Because I Love You

Author: Deborah Tannen
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345407520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide to communicating better within families explains how to untie the knots that often hamper important discussions and how to enhance personal relationships among family members by understanding the art of conversation and listening.

Understanding Families

Author: William Egelman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205352623
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Understanding Families" offers students the opportunity to perform meaningful, hands-on research exercises, using contemporary and historical data on families. Through an interactive workbook format, readers are introduced to a number of interesting issues and research questions, such as the fertility rates of American families, the health and welfare of children in families, and the impact of dual worker parents on family life. Each chapter consists of a brief introduction to a major issue or research question, followed by a research exercise. This book can be used to introduce or reinforce lectures and discussions or as a lab manual for in-class use or homework assignments. Other titles in the "Critical Thinking and Analysis" series include: "Understanding Social Issues: Critical Thinking and Analysis, Sixth Edition" Gai Berlage and William Egelman (2003; ISBN 0-205-35108-5) "Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups: Critical Thinking and Analysis" William Egelman (2002; ISBN 0-205-33352-4)

Becoming a High Performance Mentor

Author: James B. Rowley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361799
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Used to successfully train thousands of teachers, the author's mentoring framework provides a developmental approach to the mentoring process that ensures personal and professional growth.


Author: Alice Skirtz
Publisher: N A S W Press
ISBN: 9780871014245
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Econocide tells the story of how an overweening focus on economic development, in concert with biased housing policy practices, and a virtual abandonment of civic responsibility, has forsaken the urban poor in Cincinnati, Ohio. Alice Skirtz shows how the city has used legislation and the administration of public policy to serve the ends of privatizing public assets and displacing people who are perceived as undesirable because they lack economic power and privilege. Skirtz argues that enactment and implementation of legislation grounded in contempt for the economically disadvantaged and schemes contrived to keep affordable housing off the market and to reduce or devolve essential social services have resulted in gross economic inequities, manifest in a collectivity she identifies as "economic others." The book examines the constructs of economic others and econocide through three themes: The development of exclusion ordinances to remove economic others ; The indirect removal of economic others by means of policy decisions ; The privatization of governance to absolve the city of its social and ethical responsibilities Econocide is more than just a profound history of a sociopolitical vicious circle, it suggests a way out of it--not just for Cincinnati but for all cities in which econocide is occurring. No one concerned with social work practice with the economically disenfranchised or, more generally, how public policy affects the urban poor can afford to ignore this book."--Publisher's website.