Families Around the World


Author: Margriet Ruurs

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1894786572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7428

This colorful cross section of families introduces readers to fourteen real children from around the world and the people they love the most, from Sanne in the Netherlands, who has two moms; to Gilad, whose parents and siblings live on a kibbutz with other families in Israel; to Ji Eun in South Korea, whose parents both work outside the home. An engaging book about different cultures and what they share: the importance of family, and the familiar ways people care for one another.

Strong Families Around the World

Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives


Author: John DeFrain,Sylvia Asay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317960203

Category: Medical

Page: 492

View: 4269

The strengths of families from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World, provides a conceptual framework for global family strengths, discussing the diverse strengths and challenges that families face regardless of location. This book presents 43 expert authors from 18 countries in all seven major areas in the world who explain what it means to be a family in the context of their country and the challenges their country faces in the world today. Focusing on the latest studies of similarities between strong families of different cultures, Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World presents a wide variety of disciplines, including family studies, family education, family therapy, modern languages, psychology, social work, sociology, cultural anthropology, and nursing. This insightful text centers on the Family Strengths Perspective, a paradigm that not only recognizes that there are problems in families today, but demonstrates clearly how these can be dealt with successfully. This valuable resource provides case study examples, quotations from literature and cultural mythology, tables, figures, and extensive references to give readers an in-depth understanding of the issues from strengths-based perspectives. Topics in Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World include: an introduction into the Family Strengths Perspective the International Family Strengths Model the propositions of the Family Strengths Perspective how the Family Strengths Perspective fits with other conceptual frameworks families from a global perspective a conceptual framework for understanding global family strengths and challenges Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World is useful as a text in marriage and family relationships classes, cross-cultural family patterns classes, strengths-based practitioner training classes, and family therapy and family educator training classes. This valuable resource will also be of great interest to family educators, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and religious counselors.

Families Around the World


Author: Clare Lewis

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406281999

Category: Families

Page: 24

View: 1871

This book looks at the rich diversity of family life around the world. Through simple text and stunning photographs, it introduces children to similarities found in families in different cultures, and honors differences.

Nurturing Families around the World

Building a Culture of Peace


Author: Catherine Bernard,John J. Shea

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132119606

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 9988

Nurturing Families around the World: Building a Culture of Peace aims to offer insight and tools to initiate the healing approach so that the family finds a creative rebirth. Families these days are overwhelmed by the speed, nature, diversity and complexity involved in the process of globalization, in which a great majority of the world are becoming emotionally restricted. Families at many a times are unable to provide for the physical and emotional needs of their members, especially children, and this too at times when the need is greatest to help them cope with the demands of change. With contributions from experienced professionals and renowned specialists, this book uncovers the many illusions that hide the reality of the complex and rapid changes taking place in the world and its potential to wreck havoc on the families. It offers material for the creation of a new paradigm and rebirth of the family and of society. This change in the structure of the family can initiate change within a larger community, a creative rebirth of the entire social community, leading to a new kind of connectedness and mutual caring.



Author: Uwe Ommer,Sophie Furlaud,Pierre Verboud

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789310095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1068

This wonderfully educational book is designed to teach children about families from all around the world--from Australia to Vietnam--with an easy-to-read text, maps, and pictures. Full color.

Families Around the World


Author: Jo Ellen Moore

Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9781557992147

Category: Social Science

Page: 49

View: 9134

This unit is about what constitutes a family, what families do together, and how families throughout the world are alike and how they are different. Study ideas and reproducible pages of pictures help your students compare and contrast many aspects of familiy life around the world -- homes, clothing, food, school, and celebrations. There are follow up activities for books about families, as well as an extensive bibliography of titles for you and our students to explore. Projects involve geography, mathematics, listening skills, language development, cultural diversity, large and small muscle activities, literature and poetry, and art experiences. There are handy patterns for cookie cutter people and paper dolls, with corresponding clothing from various world cultures. "Dear Parents" letters that request basic genealogical information and invite parents to speak in class are included. A two-sided, full-color pull-out poster is also included, which may be used as a focal point for learning in the classroom. One side deals with Children Around the World, the other with Families Everywhere. Complete, step-by-step instructions for all projects. Cheerfully illustrated throughout. All 48 pages perforated for easy removal.

The Dream Violin and Other Stories of Families Around the World


Author: Highlights for Children

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9780875346236

Category: Children's stories, American

Page: 95

View: 8591

A collection of fifteen stories about children living all over the world, including Joanna, the best knitter in Holland, Ryan, whose ancestors were Vikings, and Guler, who lives on two continents in Turkey.

Families Around the World


Author: Jenny Vaughan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333426265

Category: Families

Page: 48

View: 2597

Describes family life around the world, under such chapter headings as "Animals and Their Families," "Homes around the World," "Religious Beliefs," "Weddings," and "Living in Groups."

At the Table

Food and Family Around the World


Author: Ken Albala

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9781610697378

Category: History

Page: 423

View: 3844

What's for dinner? Not just in America, but around the world? And how is it cooked, what's the historical significance of that food, how is it served and consumed, and who gets to clean up? This book provides fascinating insight into how dinner is defined in countries around the world.

Families in a Global Context


Author: Charles B. Hennon,Stephan M. Wilson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136867104

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 3117

How are families the same or different around the world? Families in a Global Context puts the similarities and differences into perspective, presenting an in-depth comparative analysis of family life in 17 countries around the world. Contributors discuss different country's family life by using a standard framework to review major influences and patterns. The framework allows readers to do comparative reflection across several countries on a variety of daily living elements, including social and economic forces such as urbanization and modernization, changes in gender/courtship/spousal patterns, and war. This book provides an informative illustration of current as well as future trends of family life worldwide.

Upsy Daisy, Baby!

How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones


Author: Susan Hughes

Publisher: Owlkids

ISBN: 9781771473873

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2259

"Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby. With various family configurations and settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book ... celebrates diversity"--

Family Therapy Around the World

A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow


Author: William Nichols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317718127

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 9180

An international celebration of the work of Florence W. Kaslow! Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow celebrates the life and work of the distinguished family therapist with an international collection of essays that reflects the dynamic state of clinical practice, research, and theory. Professionals and practitioners from 15 countries honor Dr. Kaslow’s pioneering contributions to family therapy and family psychology by offering practical solutions to the real, everyday problems that affect today’s world. The essays are varied and extensive, incorporating cultural and social factors to explore new territory in family therapy through cutting-edge research, clinical cases, and theoretical developments. Family Therapy Around the World recognizes the profound influence of Dr. Kaslow, who was instrumental in the adoption of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy as the official journal of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA). The spirit of her work flows through the book’s essays, which represent the latest thinking and practice developments from clinicians, theoreticians, and researchers around the world. The book paints a clear portrait of the current state of family therapy across the globe, including contributions from Japan; the United Kingdom; Israel; India; Argentina; Russia; Sweden; Iceland; Yugoslavia; Italy; Australia; Norway; Chile; and the United States. Topics examined in Family Therapy Around the World include: salutogenic family therapy (Sweden) working with abusing families (United Kingdom) family life in an atmosphere of chronic stress and social transformation (Yugoslavia) adult children dealing with parental divorce (Italy) exploring culture in practice (United Kingdom and India) fathers who make a difference (Argentina) sex avoidance among young couples (Israel) working toward triadic communication with problematic families (Japan) and much more! For decades, Dr. Florence Kaslow has been an active practitioner, editor, author, teacher, and researcher. Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow represents a small sampling of the effect her work has had on the family therapy community across the globe.

Around the World with the Percussion Family!


Author: Trisha Speed Shaskan,Robert Meganck

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404860444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 485

An introduction to percussion instruments.

360 Degrees Longitude

One Family's Journey Around the World


Author: John Higham

Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC

ISBN: 1935212990

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 9849

Much more than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a “global citizen”—a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four. After more than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high-tech jobs and suburban lives good-bye, packed up their home and set out with two children, ages eight and eleven, to travel around the world. In the course of the next 52 weeks they crossed 24 time zones, visited 28 countries and experienced a lifetime of adventures. Making their way across the world, the Highams discovered more than just different foods and cultures; they also learned such diverse things as a Chilean mall isn’t the best place to get your ears pierced, and that elephants appreciate flowers just as much as the next person. But most importantly, they learned about each other, and just how much a family can weather if they do it together. 360 Degrees Longitude employs Google’s wildly popular Google Earth as a compliment to the narrative. Using your computer you can spin the digital globe to join the adventure cycling through Europe, feeling the cold stare of a pride of lions in Africa, and breaking down in the Andes. Packed with photos, video and text, the online Google Earth companion adds a dimension not possible with mere paper and ink. Fly over the terrain of the Inca Trail or drill down to see the majesty of the Swiss Alps—without leaving the comfort of your chair.

Parenting from Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance


Author: Maria Rosario T. de Guzman,Jill Brown,Carolyn Pope Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190265078

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 6284

An increasing number of families around the world are now living apart from one another, subsequently causing the defining and redefining of their relationships, roles within the family unit, and how to effectively maintain a sense of familial cohesion through distance. Edited by Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Jill Brown, and Carolyn Pope Edwards, Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance uniquely highlights how families--both in times of crisis and within normative cultural practices--organize and configure themselves and their parenting through physical separation. In this volume, readers are given a unique look into the lives of families around the world that are affected by separation due to a wide range of circumstances including economic migration, fosterage, divorce, military deployment, education, and orphanhood. Contributing authors from the fields of psychology, anthropology, sociology, education, and geography all delve deep into the daily realities of these families and share insight on why they live apart from one another, how families are redefined across long distances, and the impact absence has on various members within the unit. An especially timely volume, Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance offers readers an important understanding and examination of family life in response to social change and shifts in the caregiving context.