Social Stress and the Family

Advances and Developments in Family Stress Therapy and Research

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Author: Hamilton I Mc Cubbin,Marvin B Sussman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317774523

Category: Psychology

Page: 231

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An informative anthology of recent theory and research developments pertinent to family stress.

The Social History of the American Family

An Encyclopedia

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Author: Marilyn J. Coleman,Lawrence H. Ganong

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483370429

Category: Social Science

Page: 2144

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The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.

Stress And The Family

Coping With Normative Transitions

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Author: Hamilton I McCubbin,Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317773004

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

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First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Chemical Warfare Medicine

Aspects and Perspectives from the Persian Gulf War

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Author: Yehuda L. Danon

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652291035

Category: Chemical agents (Munitions)

Page: 227

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The Iraqi missile attacks on civilian population centers in Israel brought the threat of chemical warfare dangerously close to home. An exhaustive collection of literature on chemical warfare in general and the effect of its threat on Israeli society.

Handbook of Social Support and the Family

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Author: Gregory R. Pierce,I.G. Sarason

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489913882

Category: Psychology

Page: 573

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While insights sometimes are slow in coming, they often seem obvious when they finally arrive. This handbook is an outcome of the insight that the topics of social support and the family are very closely linked. Obvious as this might seem, the fact remains that the literatures dealing with social support and the family have been deceptively separate and distinct. For example, work on social support began in the 1970s with the accumulation of evidence that social ties and social integration play important roles in health and personal adjustment. Even though family members are often the key social supporters of individuals, relatively little re search of social support was targeted on family interactions as a path to specifying supporter processes. It is now recognized that one of the most important features of the family is its role in providing the individual with a source of support and acceptance. Fortunately, in recen t years, the distinctness and separateness of the fields of social support and the family have blurred. This handbook provides the first collation and integration of social support and family research. This integration calls for specifying processes (such as the cognitions associated with poor support availability and unrewarding faIllily constellations) and factors (such as cultural differences in family life and support provision) that are pertinent to integration.

Family Problems

Stress, Risk, and Resilience

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Author: Joyce A. Arditti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352696

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents aninterdisciplinary collection of original essays that push theboundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diversecomplexity of family concerns in the modern world. Represents the most up-to-date family problem research whileaddressing such contemporary issues as parental incarceration, samesex marriage, health care disparities, and welfare reform Features brief chapter introductions that provide context anddirection to guide the student to the heart of what’simportant in the piece that follows Includes critical thinking questions to enhance the utility ofthe book for classroom use Responds to family problem issues through the lens of a socialjustice perspective

Tools for Strengths-Based Assessment and Evaluation

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Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107621

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

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Author: Vern L. Bengtson,Alan C. Acock,Katherine R. Allen,Peggye Dilworth-Anderson,David M. Klein

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452279101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 688

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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Adolescents

Theoretical and Helping Perspectives

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Author: Inger P. Davis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400949847

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book deals with ways of helping families cope with the difficulty of rais ing adolescents. Professional social workers - along with other human ser vice professionals - encounter these families in numerous settings: child welfare and family service agencies, hospitals, schools, community mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, juvenile halls and detention centers, recreational and vocational training organizations, and many others. While families from all walks of life may be found in these settings, families who have suffered the additional stresses of poverty, discrimination, and the consequences of physical and mental illness are commonly overrepresented. Even under the best of circumstances, the adolescent years often put the strongest family structures to the test - sometimes to the breaking point. A recent national study of over one thousand average, middle-income, two parent families reviewed the strengths, stresses, and satisfactions of the family life cycle (Olson and McCubbin 1983). As many would expect, families with adolescents were found to experience more stress and lower levels of family adaptability, cohesion, and marital and family satisfaction than any other developmental stage. The families with adolescents who fared best were those with such marital resources as good communication and conflict resolution skills, satisfying sexual relations, and good parent-adolescent communication.

Coping with War-Induced Stress

The Gulf War and the Israeli Response

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Author: Zahava Solomon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475798687

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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I n the wake of an earlier book (Solomon, 1993), this new work, Coping with War-Induced Stress: The Gulf War and the Israeli Response, promises to make Zahava Solomon a modern maven with respect to the psychologi cal effects of war. Dr. Solomon is a high-ranking officer, serving as a psychiatric epidemiologist in the Mental Health Department of the Is raeli Defense Forces Medical Corps. She also teaches at Tel Aviv Univer sity. The earlier book dealt with the reactions of the Israeli Defense Forces to the 1982 war in Lebanon, which divided the population of Israel concerning its wisdom and justification. The new book deals with the emotional consequences of the United Nations effort against Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait. Because Israel agreed not to participate actively so as not to endanger the fragile Arab coalition against Iraq, it was in a sense a nonwar-as Solomon refers to it-yet with many fea tures of a war. Although they had quite limited casualties, largely in the Tel Aviv area, the Israelis faced the actuality of damaging Scud missile attacks and the threat that these missiles could not only be targeted to much of Israel but also carry poison gas to other Israeli cities. Solomon has written a fascinating book about this crisis in Israeli life.

Transitions to Parenthood

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Author: Robin J Palkovitz,Marvin B Sussman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131773615X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 410

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In this unusual but exciting look at a complex topic, family scholars offer a vast array of insights into the multiple consequences, concerns, and characteristics of parenthood. The transition to parenthood--the most critical step in individual and family life cycles--is thoroughly examined from a social psychological perspective. Cultural and ethnic factors are considered as major influences in the transition to parenthood, as are changing patterns in the work force, the consequences of the gender revolution, and altered patterns of marriage and divorce--all of which have shattered the traditional ways of parenting. Family theorists, practitioners, and parents are strongly encouraged to further research and discuss the necessary elements and available options involved in facing the changes brought on by parenthood.

Ethnicity, Immigration, and Psychopathology

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Author: Al-Lssa I. Htousignant

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306454790

Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Sixteen papers contribute to the understanding of the stresses experienced by ethnic minorities, migrants, and refugees. The authors discuss stressors common to persons from lower socioeconomic status in the general population, as well as those that are unique to immigrants and migrants in North Ame

The Handbook of Race and Adult Education

A Resource for Dialogue on Racism

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Author: Vanessa Sheared,Juanita Johnson-Bailey,Scipio A. J. Colin, III,Elizabeth Peterson,Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470610671

Category: Education

Page: 416

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The Handbook of Race and Adult Education While much attention has been given to inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism within adult education, The Handbook of Race and Adult Education is the first comprehensive work to engage in a dialogue specifically about race and racism and the effect these factors have on the marginalization or oppression of groups and individuals. This landmark book provides the field of adult and continuing education with a model for the discussion of race and racism from social, educational, political, and psychological perspectives, and seeks to articulate a conceptual challenge to the ethnocentric focus of the discussion in the field. It offers adult education scholars, as well as those engaged in research and teaching about race, an opportunity to engage in a discourse about race and racism, including examinations of how these factors have been seen through multiple theoretical frameworks; how they have affected many lived experiences at work, home, and within educational settings; and how they have served to privilege some and not others. The book offers an exploration into how these factors need to be centered in a discourse and perspective that can provide those in the margins as well as in the center with ways to think about creating changes in their classrooms, communities, and homes. This volume is a timely addition to the intense racial debate occurring in this country today. It is a long overdue medium through which those in higher education, as well as the general adult education field, can engage in a discussion that leads to critical understanding and moves us into meaningful change.

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

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Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308088X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

Stress and Adversity Over the Life Course

Trajectories and Turning Points

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Author: Ian H. Gotlib,Blair Wheaton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521550758

Category: Medical

Page: 301

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This book examines the influence of early stressful experiences over the life course.

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition

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Author: Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP,Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN,Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103536

Category: Social Science

Page: 908

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Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all aspects of clinical care of the elderly are addressed. Coverage includes acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, palliative care, and much more! Each article concludes with specialty web site listings to help direct the reader to further resources. Features new to this second edition: More extensive use of on-line resources for further information on topics Thoroughly updated entries and references Inclusion of current research in geriatrics reflecting evidence-based practice New topics, including Assisted Living, Nursing Home Managed Care, Self-Neglect, Environmental Modifications (Home & Institution), Technology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoactive Medications, Pain--Acute and Chronic Still the only reference of it kind, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care will prove to be an indispensable tool for all professionals in the field of aging, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, health administrators, and more.

Families and Change

Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions

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Author: Patrick C. McKenry,Sharon J. Price

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761988717

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 473

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Proven successful and effective with students and practitioners through two editions, Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions, Third Edition presents the vast literature that has emerged in recent years, focusing on how families respond to various transitions and stressful life events. Readers will find this edition more applied, with additional examples and explicit intervention suggestions and strategies. The volume editors and contributing authors to this updated bestseller include highly respected scholars. Each scholar represents a particular area of expertise providing readers with an interdisciplinary approach to family studies.

Social Stress

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Author: Sol Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351489488

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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Physicians are not alone in their concern with stress. Other professionals, such as psychologists and social workers, invoke stress to explain social pathology, for example, alcoholism, suicide, and drug abuse. They are joined by additional individuals in implicating stress in the development of disease. Indeed, conventional wisdom has long noted that to worry, be tense, or take things hard, is to increase one's vulnerability to disease. Sol Levine and Norman A. Scotch argue that whether the focus upon stress is in its origins and its management, or upon its relationship to individual pathology and behavior, it is necessary to appreciate its complexity and its various dimensions. In particular, they discuss and answer the following common questions: To what extent do various work and organizational settings engender stress for various occupants? To what degree does upward and downward social mobility create stress? What are the effects of family disruptions—death, divorce, or desertion—upon the psychological state of the individual? This book presents a clear and comprehensive picture of the phenomena encompassed within the conceptual rubric of stress and to explicate such specific levels or dimensions as the sources of stress, its management, and its consequences. The contributors are top researchers from the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, and medicine. They include Sydney H. Croog, Edward Gross, Barbara Snell Dohrenwend, Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Richard S. Lazarus, Andrew Crider, John Cassell, E. Gartly Jaco, James E. Teele, Robert Scott, and Alan Howard. The work concludes with a statement by the editors summarizing the data and themes that are presented throughout the work. This work should be read by all individuals. In particular, it will be invaluable for sociologists, psychologists, and professional social scientists.