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Individual and Family Stress and Crises
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Individual and Family Stress and Crises



January 2011 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is the first comprehensive authored text on stress and crisis management specifically tailored to courses focusing on the family. The book provides readers with an excellent balance of theory/research and hands-on applicatons and intervention strategies at a level that should appeal well to both undergraduates and master's candidates. Instructors of this course normally find they must supplement their core text in one way or another, e.g., to provide a family focus to a text on crisis management in general, to provide specific applications and intervention strategies to books that focus more on theory and research, or to augment a single perspective or theoretical orientation with additional perspectives. Weber provides it all within the covers of a single book.
 
PART I: HISTORY AND DEFINITION OF STRESS THEORY
 
1. History of Stress Theory
 
2. Definitions
 
PART II: INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY STRESS MODELS
 
3. The Profile of Trouble, the Truncated Roller Coaster Profile of Adjustment, and the Family Ecosystemic Model of Stress
 
4. The ABCX Formula and the Double ABCX Model
 
5. The Natural History of Individual Reactions to Disaster, the Components of an Emotional Crisis, the Four Phases of Crisis Development, and the Crisis Paradigm
 
6. The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response Model
 
7. The Typology Model of Family Adjustment and Adaptation
 
8. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment, and Adaptation
 
9. The Family Distress Model and the Contextual Model of Family Stress
 
PART III: FLUENCY OF STRESS THEORY APPLIED TO FORMAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT
 
10. The History of Formal Crisis Management
 
11. The Practice of Formal Crisis Management
 
About the Authior

Haven't had the time to read this book.

Mrs Ericka Davis
Child Care Development Dept, Hinds Community College - Jackson
June 27, 2011

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