Families & Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions / Edition 4

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Learn how contemporary families respond to and cope with common stressful life events and transitions

Integrating research, theory, and application from a variety of disciplines, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling text offers students a deep understanding of family transitions. Each chapter presents the latest scholarship from leaders in the field on modern family changes and stressors from leading experts, as well as resources for intervention and mechanisms for learning.

New to The Fourth Edition

  • More concrete examples, vignettes, and intervention strategies weaved throughout the text
  • The role of resiliency in families emphasized
  • New chapters on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families and military families now included
  • Web resources and references at the end of chapters now available
  • Coverage of African American families and homeless families, featured in the First Edition, reinstated
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412968515
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/21/2009
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 142,904
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Mc Kenry 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.

Patrick C. Mc Kenry, 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.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. Families Coping with Change: A Conceptual Overview - Sharon J. Price, Christine A. Price (with Patrick C. Mc Kenry, posthumously)
Ch 2. Conceptualizing Parenting Stress with Family Stress Theory - Gary W. Peterson, Charles B. Hennon, Terence Knox
Ch 3. Stress and Coping With Later Life - Christine A. Price, Aine M. Humble
Ch 4. Death, Dying, and Grief in Families - Colleen I. Murray, Katalin Toth, Barbara L. Larsen, Shane Moulton
Ch 5. Illness and Family Stress - Jeremy Yorgason
Ch 6. Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in Families and Intimate Relationships - Richard J. Gelles
Ch 7. Families Coping with Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Judith Fischer, Kevin P. Lyness, Rachel Engler
Ch 8. Mental Illness and Family Stress - Angie Schock-Giordano, Stephen M. Gavazzi
Ch 9. Economic Stress and Families - Suzanne Batholomae, Jonathan Fox
Ch 10. Divorce: A Risk and Resilience Perspecitve - Mark A. Fine, Lawrence H. Ganong, David H. Demo
Ch 11. Stress and Coping Within the Context of Stepfamily Life - Kay Pasley, Michelle Lee
Ch 12. Lesbian- and Gay-Parent Families:Development and Functioning - Abbie Goldberg
Ch 13. Adaptation Among Immigrant Families: Resources and Barriers - Kevin Ray Bush, Stephanie A. Bohon, Hyoun K. Kim
Ch 14. Stress and Coping in African American Families - Pearl E. Stewart
Ch 15. Homeless Families: An Extreme Stressor - Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Christina Sanchez
Ch 16. Everyday Hassles and Family Stress - Heather M. Helms, Jill K. Walls, David H. Demo
Ch 17. The Impact of Military Duty and Military Life on Individuals and Families: Resources and Intervention - James A. Martin, Michelle D. Sherman
Ch 18. Family, Stress, and Intervention - Melissa J. Herzog
Author Index
Subject Indes
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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