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FAMILY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTORY PRACTICE GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT, Third Edition, will prove to be an immensely helpful book whether you're preparing for a career working with families, or you just want to increase your knowledge of family sociology. With a focus on how to conduct a family assessment for case intervention, this practical guide offers a step-by-step approach to family practice. Fascinating family case studies demonstrate the process of assessment and selected interventions for working with diverse families. The Third Edition includes numerous resources to help readers develop evidence-based practice competencies, attitudes, and skills that support assessment of diverse family systems.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS FOR FAMILY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION. 1. Family Contexts. 2. A Framework for Understanding Families. 3. Family Systems. 4. Intergenerational Family Systems. Part II: FAMILY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION. 5. Family Assessment. 6. Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention Strategies. 7. Evaluating Change. 8. Common Family Conflicts and Parenting Challenges. Part III: PREPARING FOR FAMILY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION. 9. Critical and Reflective Thinking. 10. Narratives: Journals, Stories, and Letter Writing. 11. Exploring You Own Family Systems. Part IV: PRACTICING FAMILY ASSESSMENT THROUGH CASE STUDIES. 12. The Yellowbird Family: Foster Care, Delinquency, and Transition to Independent Living. 13. The Foxx Family: Physical Abuse, Aggression, and Parent-Child Management. 14. The Sherman Family: Applying for Adoption. 15. The Fernandez Family: Supporting an Older Adult. 16. The Del Sol Family: Marital Conflict and Parenting Concerns. 17. The McCoy Family: Coping with Role Change after a Mother's Death. 18. The Jacques Family: Assessment and Intervention in Intimate Partner Violence. 19 Brief Case Studies. References. Index.