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Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 592

Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Remarried family relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 183

Remarried family relationships

"A concise and informative . . . review of research and theory pertaining to remarried relationships and some of the factors contributing to remarriage instability. . . . The book provides . . . an up-to-date introduction." --Child & Family Behavior Therapy "Lawrence H. Ganong and Marilyn Coleman advance the understanding of remarried families be summarizing and synthesizing the results of empirical studies and works by clinicians on remarried families into a concise, readable book. . . . Due to its comprehensive scope, this book stands out as the single most valuable current publication on remarried families. . . . Family scholars and practitioners will find this book a wonderful reservoir ...

Culturally Diverse Parent-Child and Family Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Culturally Diverse Parent-Child and Family Relationships

In an increasingly diverse social environment, misunderstandings often arise between practitioners in the helping professions and clients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. This book investigates the culturally specific beliefs and child-rearing practices of five major racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans. Analyses of case vignettes illustrate the book's dual focus on the practitioners' own views in addition to those of their culturally diverse clients. Guidelines offer suggestions for effective engagement and work with culturally diverse families.

Marriage, family, and relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 372

Marriage, family, and relationships

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1994-11-01
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  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

Covers major topics relevant to human relationships from a cross-cultural perspective. Examines how world cultures differ in their sexual, familial, and social habits.

Reshaping Family Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186

Reshaping Family Relationships

Although Carl Whitaker's work is considered brilliant, creative, and innovative, his techniques are commonly viewed as being beyond the reach of the average clinician. Some have thought his therapeutic successes reflect his personal charm, rather than a clearly formulated, consistent, replicable approach to therapy. Reshaping Family Relationships offers a model for understanding the process of change in family therapy from a symbolic-experiential perspective. It will offer a vivid picture of symbolic-experiential therapy, highlighted by clinical vignettes of the work of Dr. Whitaker, as well as the authors. Clinical material and case discussion illustrate each component of this approach. The...

Black Intimacies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247

Black Intimacies

In Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships, Shirley A. Hill applies a gender lens to the multiple systems of oppression that have shaped the lives of African American women and men. She challenges the image of a monolithic black population, a legacy of the civil rights movement that she argues is impossible to sustain in the postmodern era. Through a critique of intersectionality theory, Hill examines the ways in which gender has affected experiences of intimacy, family relationships, child rearing and motherhood for contemporary African Americans. Drawing on ethnographic material, interviews, and scholarly research, Hill's work rethinks the cultural and historical definitions of black identity, and reconceptualizes the various forms of oppression faced by black women. This book will be useful to students and instructors of African American Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Marriage and Family, and Social Work.

Mapping Your Family Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Mapping Your Family Relationships

Family dynamics have always been complicated. Making sense of these relationships depends on understanding each member's personal motivations and feelings. Astrology can help! Mapping Your Family Relationships is a valuable astrological tool for analyzing your family unit objectively. No previous astrological knowledge is needed. A birth date and time is all that's required to access an astrological understanding of any family member-parents, siblings, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This book and program makes it easy to explore family relations from the reader's perspective, as well as from the viewpoints of other family members. The CD-ROM included with this book runs on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and was developed by Cosmic Patterns, a leading developer of astrological software.

The Internet Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 306

The Internet Family

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019
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  • Publisher: Unknown

In The Internet Family, Drs. Katherine Hertlein and Markie Twistprovide a current and comprehensive look at the effects of technology on couple and family relationships. Beginning with an overview of the multifaceted ways in which technology impacts our relationships today, the authors discuss a wide range of topics pertinent to couple and family life. Chapters focus on issues such as online dating and infidelity, parenting and the Internet, video gaming, cyberbullying, and everyday usage of social and new media, before providing guidance on how the reader can successfully navigate the advantages and risks that emerge from the use of specific technologies. An online appendix offers a range o...

The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts

Is it really possible to have the home life you want with the people you love? The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal—that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breathtaking new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That’s what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you’ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. Each chapter teaches you a new home life skill and pairs it with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember. You can’t hire a contractor for this work, but if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity (hard work), you’ll see results fast. Don’t wait any longer. Get started today and give your relational space the renovations it deserves.

Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-09-26
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  • Publisher: Routledge

"This practical book introduces and explains an easily accessible assessment tool for adult attachment style, the Attachment Style Interview (ASI). Based on extensive research study, it discusses appropriate interventions and case assessments that can be made to help families in need. Simpler than the Adult Attachment Interview, which requires expert administration, the ASI is an invaluable and evidence-based resource and is particularly useful for multi-agency practitioners working with children and families, including those in adoption and fostering, child safeguarding and therapeutic services. Presenting clear and concise descriptions of the measure and summaries of the attachment models ...