American Families in Crisis: A Reference Handbook by Jeffrey S. Turner

By Jeffrey S. Turner

An pressing, authoritative source, American households in challenge spans the whole spectrum of occasions and stipulations that endanger households, supplying the most recent learn and insights whereas comparing present ideas and methods for facing tough kin behaviors.The guide starts off through interpreting the heritage of relations crises within the usa, then seems to be at easy methods to establish, hinder, and reply to particular problems—everything from marital strife, teenager runaways, and unemployment to varsity shootings, typical failures, difficulties created through the web, and prolonged army deployment. The insurance is sponsored through 1000s of present key reference assets, plus chapters on remarkable members to the sphere, very important information and files, and assets for additional details.

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Sources of guidance are limited for those families who must cope with such traumas as experiencing the World Trade Center terrorist attacks or sending loved ones off to war. Experienced by Few Families who are victims of trauma are relatively small in number and typically have limited access to one another. This situation underscores the need for families in similar situations to offer mutual support and guidance. Slight Previous Experience For most, the traumatic crisis is a new experience. For those who do have repeated exposure to the same type of crisis, the amount of stress experienced has a tendency to decline.

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Emphasis is placed on such areas as accurate self-perception, improvement of communication skills, flexibility in interactional styles, and adjustment to threatening and potentially damaging domestic situations. Family Stress and Crises 21 Special Considerations for Children As the next two chapters reveal, family stress and crises are no strangers to the lives of children. On the contrary, Alice Honig (2003, 1986) writes that some degree is to be expected throughout the entire course of child and adolescent development.

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