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.
Patrick C. McKenry, deceased, was Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Ohio State University. His research focused on families and stress, with particular interest in family conflict and violence, postdivorce adjustment, variations in coping by gender and race, and the role of conflict and violence in the coparenting process after divorce. He published extensively in the marriage and family literature and coauthored or coedited with Sharon Price Divorce, Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective, and all three editions of Families and Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions. He was a member of the American Sociological Association and the National Council on Family Relations, where he has held several leadership positions. He was also the recipient of three Ohio State University awards for excellence in teaching and research. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Georgia.
Sharon J. Price is a Professor Emerita and former Department Head in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. She was also on the faculties of Gerontology and Women's Studies and has published extensively in professional journals. She and Patrick McKenry have coauthored and coedited Divorce, Families and Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions, and Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective. Her research focused on the study of widows who live on family farms. She has won several teaching awards, including the Osborne Award, presented by the National Council on Family Relations, and the highest honor for teaching at the University of Georgia, the Josiah Meigs Award. She is active in several professional organizations and has served in many capacities, including president of the National Council on Family Relations. She received her Ph.D. at Iowa State University.
1. Families Coping With Change: A Conceptual Overview - Patrick C. McKenry and Sharon J. Price
2. Conceptualizing Parenting Stress and Family Stress Theory - Gary W. Peterson and Charles B. Hennon
3. Aging Families and Stress - Christine A. Price
4. Death, Dying, and Grief in Families - Colleen I. Murray, Katalin Toth, and Samantha S. Clinkinbeard
5. Improving Physical Health Through Family Intervention - Thomas L. Campbell
6. Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in Families and Intimate Relationships - Richard J. Gelles and Mary M. Cavanaugh
7. Families Coping With Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Judith Fischer and Kevin P. Lyness
8. Mental Illness and Families - Angie M. Schock and Stephen M. Gavazzi
9. Economic Stress and Families - Suzanne Bartholomae and Jonathan Fox
10. Divorce as a Family Stressor - Mark A.Fine, Lawrence H. Ganong, and David H. Demo
11. Remarriage and Recoupling: A Stress Perspective - Katrina McClintic Pann and Margaret Crosbie-Burnett
12. Families Facing the Challenges of Diversity - Katherine R. Allen
13. Adaptation Among Immigrant Families: Resources and Barriers - Kevin Ray Bush, Stephanie A. Bohon, and Hyoun K. Kim
14. Relationship Stress in Couples: Situations Involving Infidelity, Infertility, and Imprisonment - Randal D. Day
15. Everyday Hassles and Family Stress - Heather M. Helms and David H. Demo
16. External Trauma and Families - Charles R. Figley and Michael Barnes
17. Families, Stress, and Intervention - Debra A. Madden-Derdich and Melissa J. Herzog
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