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“It is a good overview of family stress theory combined with application to a diverse amount of family situations. The text is straightforward and written at the right level for my students.”
“There are a lot of books that talk about basics of the family, but this is the only book I have found that combines ‘social problems’ with ‘family studies’ and talks about problems and changes that families face.”
“I appreciate the use of stress models and the development of the concept of resilience that defines change and stability for individual and family development. Problems can be identified, but the concepts related to resilience and coping within the framework of social models produce an important, enlightening, and useful text for students and professionals in everyday application.”
“Theory-based, individual chapters are written by experts and cover many areas our students are likely to be dealing with within their work. It also blends well with journal articles and upper-level assignments and papers.”
Themes of family issues aligned with course objectives