Exploring Family Theories

Author: Raeann R. Hamon,Suzanne R. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190297268
Page: 432
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Offering a diverse variety of perspectives, Exploring Family Theories, Fourth Edition, is a combined text/reader that integrates theory with research and applications. In each chapter, Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon present the history, scholarship, and critiques of one principal family theory in a concise manner. Numerous examples and illustrations augment and clarify content, while application questions help students relate these theories to the real world. After each chapter, a follow-up journal article exemplifies how that particular theory is used to guide actual research.

Exploring Family Theories

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497045967
Category: Education
Page: 22
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Exploring Family Theories. In this book, you will learn topics such as FAMILY DEVELOPMENT THEORY, FAMILY STRESS THEORY, FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY, and HUMAN ECOLOGICAL THEORY plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

Author: Vern L. Bengtson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930655
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 666
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

David und Goliath

Die Kunst, Übermächtige zu bezwingen
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593420678
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.

Family Health Care Nursing

Theory, Practice, and Research
Author: Joanna Rowe Kaakinen,Deborah Padgett Coehlo,Rose Steele,Melissa Robinson
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803677243
Category: Medical
Page: 664
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Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today—with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environments.

Global Families

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412998638
Category: Political Science
Page: 271
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In Global Families, author Meg Karraker provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.

Family Therapy

Models and Techniques
Author: Janice M. Rasheed,Mikal N. Rasheed,James A. Marley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148330535X
Category: Psychology
Page: 536
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This text offers a straightforward, comprehensive overview of both traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques as well as a discussion of clinical issues unique to family therapy practice. Aiming to prepare students to develop beginning proficiency in family therapy, the authors outline major family therapy models in detail, including a step by step description of concepts, theories, skills, and techniques as well as a history of each model and its conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The text also provides extensive case illustrations of family interviews that identify the specific stages, clinical issues, concepts, theories and techniques associated with each model. This core text is designed for graduate level courses such as Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Family Systems Theory, and Family Counseling in departments of social work, psychology, nursing, education, or human services.

Nursing Care of Children - E-Book

Principles and Practice
Author: Susan R. James,Kristine Nelson,Jean Ashwill
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329345X
Category: Medical
Page: 880
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Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs. Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information. Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks. Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children. Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions. Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications. Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children. Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings. Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use. Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing. Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.

Exploring Family Relationships With Other Social Contexts

Author: Ross D. Parke,Sheppard G. Kellam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134767625
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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In the 1990s it is no longer "news" that families do not operate independently from other social organizations and institutions. Instead, it is generally recognized that families are embedded in a complex set of relationships with other institutions and contexts outside the family. In spite of this recognition, a great deal remains to be discovered about the ways in which families are influenced by these outside agencies or how families influence the functioning of children and adults in these extra-familial settings--school, work, day-care, or peer group contexts. Moreover, little is known about the nature of the processes that account for this mutual influence between families and other societal institutions and settings. The goal of this volume is to present examples from a series of ongoing research programs that are beginning to provide some tentative answers to these questions. The result of a summer workshop characterized by lively exchanges not only between speakers and the audience, but among participants in small group discussions as well, this volume attempts to communicate some of the dynamism and excitement that was evident at the conference. In the final analysis, this book should stimulate further theoretical and empirical advances in understanding how families relate to other contexts.

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641200148
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 512
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»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Die Liebe hat elf Dimensionen

Mein Leben mit Stephen Hawking
Author: Jane Hawking
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492961819
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Das Leben des Ausnahmephysikers aus einem völlig neuen Blickwinkel erzählt: Als Jane Wilde Stephen Hawking auf einer Neujahrsparty 1963 kennenlernt, ist der extravagante, blasierte Student aus Oxford bereits schwerkrank. Die beiden heiraten, obwohl Stephens Lebenserwartung damals nicht einmal zwei Jahre beträgt. Es folgen 25 gemeinsame Jahre, in denen Jane ein Schattendasein führt, zugleich aber ihren Mann 24 Stunden am Tag pflegt, drei Kinder mit ihm bekommt, und dazwischen selbst den Doktortitel erwirbt. Jane Hawking erzählt vom verzweifelten Kampf um Selbstbehauptung, von der Liebe zu einem Mann, in dessen verfallenem Körper der vielleicht größte Geist unserer Zeit steckt, vom bitteren Showdown ihrer Ehe – und zuletzt von Versöhnung und der Macht der Freundschaft.


überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442154517
Page: 411
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Family Theories

Author: James M. White,David M. Klein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761920649
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 271
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This solid revision of the best-selling Family Theories remains the only single-volume textbook to present family theory in a clear, approachable manner appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. James White and David Klein draw upon seven major theoretical frameworks developed by key social scientists to explain variation in family life, including the exchange, symbolic-interaction, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminist, and ecological theoretical frameworks. Recommended for courses in Theories of the Family, Marriage & the Family, Family Studies, and Sociology of the Family.

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens

Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3961210594
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.

Canadian Families Today

New Perspectives
Author: David J. Cheal
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195422948
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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This exciting collection of original essays by prominent Canadian scholars examines issues and trends affecting family life in Canada. The text is organized in five parts. The first part, "Conceptualizing the Family," presents an overview of the sociology of the family in Canada: it explores various definitions of "family" from an anthropological perspective; examines family patterns in historical and cross-cultural contexts; provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks and researchmethodologies for family studies; and discusses Canadian demographic trends. The life cycle is the focus of the second part of this book. In Chapter 3, Rachel Ariss shows how social expectations and ideologies about intimacy shape how individuals experience family formation. In 'Parents and Children,' Gillian Ranson introduces the dominant ideals of motherhood and fatherhood in Canada and demonstrates the extent to which parenting practices are shaped by social and economic contexts. Major changes in social practice and in the legal environment that have gone hand in hand with demographic changes to contribute to the episodic nature of spousal unions in Canada today. In Chapter 5, Craig McKie outlines the legal history of the family in Canada and explores how the introduction of Islamic laws (shariah) challenge the principle that newcomers to Canada are free to continue on in their beliefs and practices when these are not in fundamental conflict with Canadian law. Chapter 6 providesa timely examination of the issues that affect the 'sandwich generation': coresidence with adult children, the 'informalization' of care to aging parents, intergenerational ambivalence, and the relationship between midlife families and social policy. As Lori D. Campbell and Michael P. Carroll note in their chapter on older Canadians, aging within a family context has become more complex and diverse than ever before. The changes that have been occurring in the form and structure of families as aresult of greater longevity, increased divorce, remarriage, and other socio-demographic factors, allow increased 'intergenerational exchange' - the exchange of support between older and younger generations. Part III highlights the economic inequalities that exist among families. As Andrea Doucet notes, historical circumstances have contributed to strong divisions in both paid and unpaid work that are linked to gender, class, and ethnicity. Chapter 8 examines key issues in the study of paid andunpaid work, including: the connections that exist between paid and unpaid work; how unpaid work benefits the state; the complexities involved in measuring unpaid work; the costs of care; and why gender differences in paid and unpaid work matter. In the following chapter, Joseph H. Michalski argues that family change and demographic events have had their impact on income poverty, to the extent that they influence the types of families and living arrangements in which Canadians share and pool income. Diversity is the unifying theme of Part IV. In her article, In '"I Do"' Belong in Canada: Same Sex Relationships and Marriage," Doreen M. Fumia reveals the insecure relationship between sexual minorities and citizenship, highlighting the strategies used to reproduce normalized heterosexual notions of marriage and to avoid confronting heterosexism. James S. Frideres stresses the importance of the family among aboriginal, immigrant, and visual minorities communities, as family members learnto cope with the dynamics of integration and adaptation to mainstream Canadian culture. In Chapter 11 he focuses on key issues affecting family life for these groups: intermarriage; gender roles in minority communities; social and economic demographics in comparison to 'mainstream' Canadians; differences in social structure and organization; and risk factors that affect Aboriginal, immigrant, and visible minority youth. In Chapter 12, Michelle K. Owen draws our attention to the impact that disability has on Canadian families; the role that gender plays in the lives of people with disabilities; the relationship between poverty and disability; and the increased incidence of physical and sexual abuse among people with a disability. The final part of the book is devoted to law and policy. In 'All in the Family: Violence Against Women, Children, and the Aged,' Aysan Sev'er examines the 'dark side of the family', where power differences can translate into mental, physical and/or sexual abuse, and even murder. She reviews the basic definitions of abuse and introduces theories that explain violence within intimate relationships. She then addresses possible interventions at the social and structural levels that may diminish the incidence of abuse. The role of the state in regulating family life is addressed in Chapter 14. Catherine Krull details the evolution of Canada's family policies within a liberal welfare state and examines the ideology and implications of a universal versus atargeted approach to family policies. Krull argues that we need to appreciate why state intervention is necessary if we are to achieve gender equity and suggests that Quebec's progressive family policies should serve as a model for the rest of Canada. In the final chapter, Margrit Eichler takes a lighthearted look at the predictions that experts made regarding the future of the family from 1930 to 1975. After reviewing some predictions that were spectacularly wrong, and others that were surprisingly accurate, Eichler bravely makes her own predictions regarding the future of the family: she anticipates a modest trend towards three generation families as one response to economic uncertainties and political turmoil; a decrease in life expectancy; continuing low fertility with high immigration from third world countries; less homophobia; a continuing slow erosion of strictly defined gender roles; and a continuing diversity of unions, including common law and legal marriages, opposite andsame sex marriages. In short, families will continue to exist, some will prosper, others less so, and children will continue to be raised within family settings, which will probably be even more diverse than at present.

The Fragmenting Family

Author: Brenda Almond
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Philosophy
Page: 268
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Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, and that this fragmentation is a cause of serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important social institution, the family. - ;Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to the liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, and that this fragmentation is a cause of serious social problems. Behind this phenomenon Almond finds a new ideology according to which the family is seen no longer as a natural procreative unit, but rather as a social construction, a set of legal and social relationships. She gives an urgent warning about the danger of legal changes which weaken the contractual status of marriage and discount genetic and biological parenthood. These changes threaten the parent-child link which is fundamental to human life. The Fragmenting Family challenges widespread beliefs about commitment and freedom in partnerships and parenthood. Almond urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important social institution, the family, which is the key to ensuring healthy relationships between parents and children and a secure upbringing for the citizens of the future. Anyone who is concerned about how the framework of society is changing, anyone who has to face difficult personal decisions about parenthood or family relationships, will find this book compelling. It may disturb deep convictions, or offer an unwelcome message; but it is compassionate as well as controversial. -