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Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience

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Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents an interdisciplinary collection of original essays that push the boundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diverse complexity of family concerns in the modern world.

  • Represents the most up-to-date family problem research while addressing such contemporary issues as parental incarceration, same sex marriage, health care disparities, and welfare reform

  • Features brief chapter introductions that provide context and direction to guide the student to the heart of what's important in the piece that follows

  • Includes critical thinking questions to enhance the utility of the book for classroom use

  • Responds to family problem issues through the lens of a social justice perspective

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title page
    3. Copyright page
    4. Notes on Contributors
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. 1 Introduction and Conceptual Overview
      1. What is a Family Problem?
      2. Overview of Book
      3. References
    7. I: Social Inequality and Marginalization
      1. 2 We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We Count
        1. Introduction
        2. Queer Feminist Ecologies of Same-Sex-Headed Families
        3. Queer Lives in Context
        4. Queer, but Not Queer Enough: Marginalization in the Queer Community
        5. Queer Strengths and Resilience
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
      2. 3 The Stigma of Families with Mental Illness
        1. What is the Problem of the Stigma of Mental Illness?
        2. Types of Stigma
        3. What is the Problem of Stigma and Families?
        4. Types of Family Stigma
        5. Population Perspectives on Family Stigma
        6. Family Perspectives on Stigma
        7. Factors that Affect Family Members’ Perceptions of and Experience of Family Stigma
        8. Changing Stigma
        9. Summary
        10. Critical Thinking Questions
        11. References
      3. 4 Inside and Out
        1. Family Life Prior to Incarceration
        2. Impact on the Family: The Incarceration Years
        3. Family Life after Release
        4. Summary
        5. Critical Thinking Questions
        6. References
      4. 5 Social Disparities in Family Health
        1. The Second Demographic Transition
        2. Conceptual Models for Understanding Disparities in Family Health
        3. The Central Role of Stressful Experiences
        4. Protective Factors and Resilience
        5. Contextual Influences
        6. Conclusions
        7. Critical Thinking Questions
        8. References
      5. 6 Low-Income Fathers as Resilient Caregivers
        1. Marginalization in an Era of Rising Inequality
        2. “Be Real with Myself”: Steeling for Inevitable Challenges
        3. “Gotta Change Play Groups”: Maturation and Learning from Past Mistakes
        4. “Damn, I'm <i xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" xmlns:m="" xmlns:svg="" xmlns:ibooks="">Still</i> Around&#8221;: Perseverance in &#8220;Being There&#8221; for Children Around”: Perseverance in “Being There” for Children
        5. Summary
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
    8. II: Parenting and Caregiving in Diverse Contexts
      1. 7 “Do What You Gotta' Do”
        1. Introduction
        2. Defining Food Insecurity
        3. Demographic Correlates of Food Insecurity: Income, Race, Household Composition, and Context
        4. The Consequences of Food Insecurity
        5. Qualitative Studies of Coping Strategies against Food Insecurity
        6. Discussion
        7. Implications
        8. Critical Thinking Questions
        9. Acknowledgments
        10. References
      2. 8 The Diverse Family Contexts of Youth in Foster Care
        1. Factors that Precipitate Foster Care Placement
        2. The Foster Care Process
        3. Types of Placement for Children in Out-of-Home Care
        4. Common Challenges Associated with the Foster Care Context
        5. Factors Associated with Resilience
        6. Potential Benefits of Foster Care Placement
        7. Foster Care Policy in the United States
        8. Conclusion
        9. Critical Thinking Questions
        10. References
      3. 9 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
        1. Influences on the Development of Grandparent-Headed Families
        2. A Demographic Profile of Grandparent-Headed Families
        3. Ethnicity: A Key Demographic Characteristic
        4. Experiences of Grandparent-Headed Families
        5. A Resilience Perspective on Grandparent-Headed Families
        6. Defining resilience in grandparent-headed families
        7. Global Perspectives on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
        8. Summary
        9. Critical Thinking Questions
        10. References
      4. 10 Caring for Older Adults
        1. Introduction
        2. What is Caregiving?
        3. Prevalence of Caregiving
        4. Who Provides Care and Why?
        5. How do Families Decide on who Provides Elder Care?
        6. Family Dynamics that Impact Elder Care Provision
        7. Stress, Coping, Burden, and Burnout among Family Caregivers
        8. Caregiver Coping Strategies and their Relationship to Depression and Anxiety
        9. Caregiver Burden and Influences on Burden
        10. The Consequences of Caregiver Burnout
        11. Help for Caregivers: Supportive Services
        12. Looking Ahead: The Costs and Needs of Current Caregiver Policies
        13. Critical Thinking Questions
        14. References
      5. 11 Childhood Adultification and the Paradox of Parenting
        1. Economic Disadvantage and Childhood Adultification
        2. Forms of Childhood Adultification
        3. Parenting Adultified African American Boys and Teens
        4. Summary and Conclusions
        5. Critical Thinking Questions
        6. Acknowledgments
        7. References
    9. III: Family Challenges Over the Life Course
      1. 12 Family Resilience to Promote Positive Child Development, Strong and Flexible Families, and Intergenerational Vitality
        1. Key Biosocial Systems Principles That Characterize Family Units
        2. Application of Scientific Evidence about How Parents Promote Positive Development in Their Children: The RPM3 Approach
        3. Application of the Applied Biosocial Contextual Development Conceptual Framework for Understanding Promotive and Resilient Factors in Families and Children
        4. Conclusion
        5. Critical Thinking Questions
        6. References
      2. 13 Challenges and Changes
        1. The State of the Military Family
        2. Resiliency
        3. Adaptability: Developmental Considerations across the Life Course
        4. Military-Developed Programs to Increase Resiliency in Service Members and Families
        5. Summary
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
      3. 14 Intimate Partner Violence
        1. Extent and Nature of Intimate Partner Violence
        2. Child Abuse and Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence
        3. Intimate Partner Violence and the Process of Resilience
        4. Responding to Intimate Partner Violence
        5. Conclusion
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
      4. 15 Abuse in Late Life
        1. Prevalence and Incidence Rates
        2. Victims and Perpetrators of Elder Abuse
        3. Costs and Consequences of Elder Abuse
        4. Theorizing Pathways and Response to Abuse in Late Life
        5. Responding to the Challenges of Elder Abuse
        6. Conclusion
        7. Critical Thinking Questions
        8. References
      5. 16 Adolescent Development and Romantic Relationships
        1. Challenges of Adolescent Romantic Relationships
        2. Dating Aggression in Adolescence
        3. Challenges: Concluding Points
        4. Future Opportunities for Research and Practice
        5. Youth-Focused Relationship Education
        6. Conclusions
        7. Critical Thinking Questions
        8. References
    10. IV: Policy and Practice Responses to Family Problems
      1. 17 Strengthening Family Resilience
        1. Introduction: The Road of Life
        2. Resilience
        3. Community Capacity
        4. Policy and Practice Responses to Family Problems
        5. Conclusion: Navigating Life's Journey
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
      2. 18 Family Policy through a Human Rights Lens
        1. Family Policy through a Human Rights Lens
        2. Marriage as a Human Right for Some, but Not All?
        3. US Health Care: Not Necessarily Equal for All
        4. Conclusions
        5. Critical Thinking Questions
        6. References
      3. 19 Multisystemic Therapy as a Strength-Based Model for Working with Multiproblem Families
        1. Part 1 Multiple Problem Families: Ecological Overview
        2. Part 2 Case Example: MST with Derek and His Family
        3. Summary
        4. Critical Thinking Questions
        5. References
      4. 20 Risk and Resilience among Latino Immigrant Families
        1. Latino Immigrants in the United States
        2. Historical Understanding of Latino Immigration
        3. Understanding the Life Experiences of Latino Immigrants in the United States: Risk and Protective Factors
        4. Implications for Community-Based Programs: A Model of Services Research with a Cultural Adaptation Focus
        5. Conclusion
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
      5. 21 Harm Reduction as a Model for Families Responding to Substance Abuse
        1. Introduction
        2. Vulnerability to Substance Misuse
        3. Harm Reduction as a Public Health and Clinical Model
        4. Harm-Reduction Psychotherapy: Working with Family Systems
        5. Conclusion
        6. Critical Thinking Questions
        7. References
    11. V: Conclusion
      1. 22 Responding to Family Problems
        1. The Pyramid of Principles
        2. Final Words: The Need for Evidence-Informed Practice and Policy
        3. Conclusion
        4. References
    12. Index
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