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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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in Abc-Clio's Contemporary World Issues Series.
About the Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Special U.S. Issues.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Constance R. Ahrons.
7: Joan Aldous.
8: Paul J. Bohannan (1920–2007).
9: Elaine M. Brody.
10: Sarah M. Buel.
11: Robert N. Butler.
12: Nancy Chandler.
13: Andrew J. Cherlin.
14: Milton H. Erickson (1901–1980).
15: Patricia Fennell.
16: Charles Figley.
17: James L. Framo (1922–2001).
18: Frank F. Furstenberg Jr..
19: Richard J. Gelles.
20: Ann M. Goetting.
21: Bernard Guerney Jr. and Louise Guerney.
22: Jay Haley (1923–2007).
23: E. Mavis Hetherington.
24: Reuben Hill (1912–1985).
25: Don Jackson (1920–1968).
26: Hamilton McCubbin.
27: Virginia Satir (1916–1988).
28: Gregory A. Thomas.
29: Judith S. Wallerstein.
30: Glen W. White.
31: William Wilson (1895–1971) and Robert Smith (1879–1950).
32: Data and Documents.
33: Introduction.
34: Addiction.
35: Unemployment.
36: Divorce.
37: Caring for Aging Family Members.
38: Domestic Violence.
39: School Violence.
40: Natural Disasters.
41: Deployed Military Families.
42: Adolescent Suicide.
43: Directory of Organizations.
44: Addiction.
45: Adolescent Runaways.
46: Unemployment.
47: Infidelity.
48: Divorce.
49: Chronic Illness and Disease.
50: Caring for Aging Family Members.
51: Domestic Violence.
52: School Violence.
53: Natural Disasters.
54: Deployed Military Families.
55: Adolescent Suicide.
56: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.