eBook American Families in Crisis: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Jeffrey S. Turner Mitchell College
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  • ISBN-10: 1598841653
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841657
  • DDC: 362.820973
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 307 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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An urgent, authoritative resource, American Families in Crisis spans the full spectrum of events and conditions that endanger families, offering the latest research and insights while evaluating current strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging family behaviors.

The handbook begins by analyzing the history of family crises in the United States, then looks at how to identify, prevent, and respond to specific problems -- everything from marital strife, teen runaways and unemployment to school shootings, natural disasters, problems created by the Internet, and extended military deployment. The coverage is backed by hundreds of current key reference sources, plus chapters on notable contributors to the field, important data and documents, and resources for further information.