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Families & Change
Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions

Fifth Edition
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February 2016 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Families & Change is an excellent resource for students to learn about stress and crisis within families.” 
- Carrie LeFevre Sillito, University of Utah  

Learn how contemporary families respond to and handle common stressful life circumstances.  Integrating research, theory, and applications, Families & Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions, Fifth Edition offers students an in-depth understanding of family change. Each chapter of this bestselling text presents the latest scholarship from leaders in the field on family change and stressors as well as resources for intervention. Timely topics such as resiliency, LGBT families, and military families are addressed.
Kevin Lyness, Judith Fischer
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Amity Noltemeyer, Courtney McLaughlin, Mark McGowan
Community Violence
Colleen Murray
Death and Dying
David Demo, Mark Fine
Divorce: Risk and Resilience
Jonathan Fox, Suzanne Bartholomae
Economic Stressors
 
Part I: Theoretical Foundations
Kevin Bush, Christine A. Price, Sharon J. Price (Patrick C. McKenry Posthumously)
Chapter 1: Families Coping With Change: A Conceptual Overview
The Study of Family Stress and Change

 
Family Stress Theory

 
ABC-X Model

 
 
Part II: General Family Stress
Heather Helms, Natalie D. Hengstebeck, David Demo
Chapter 2: Everyday Hassles and Family Relationships
What Are Everyday Hassles?

 
Heather Helms, Natalie Hengstebeck, David Demo
Everyday Hassles
Methods for Studying Everyday Hassles and Family Relationships

 
Understanding the Links Between Everyday Hassles and Family Well-Being

 
Intervention: Toward a New Family-Responsive Policy Agenda

 
 
Part III: Developmental Family Forms
Gary Peterson
Chapter 3: Conceptualizing Parental Stress with Family Stress Theory
Pragmatic Realism: Conceptions of Parental Stress

 
Conceptualizing Family Stress Theory and Parental Stress:

 
Lyndal Khaw
Intimate Partner Violence
Stressors or Stressor Events for Parents: Factor A

 
Parents’ Recovery Factors: Resources, Coping, and Adaptation: Factor B

 
Parental Definitions: Factor C

 
Briana Nelson Goff, Jessica High, Adam Cless, Kelsey Koblitz, Natira Staats, Nicole Springer
Chapter 4: Families with Special Needs: A Journey from Coping and Adaptation to Resilience and Hope
Definition of Terms

 
Theoretical Frameworks: Families with Special Needs as Complex Systems

 
Áine Humble
Later Life Families
External Context: Resources and Support Systems in Coping, Adaptation and Building Resilience

 
Implications for Research and Professional Practice

 
Abbie Goldberg
Chapter 5: LGBQ-Parent Families: Development and Functioning in Context
Coming Out and Being Out

 
Same-Sex Relationships

 
Becoming Parents, Forming Families

 
LGBQ-Parent Families: Experiences and Challenges

 
Abbie Goldberg
LGB Families
Shelley McDermid Wadsworth
Military Families
Aine Humble, Christine Price
Chapter 6: Stress and Coping in Later Life
The Aging Family

 
Demographic Trends

 
Stress in Later Life

 
Stressful Events in Later Life

 
Models of Coping and Adaptation

 
 
Part IV: Transitional Family Forms
Gary Peterson, Lindsay Houlihan
Parenting Stressors
David Demo, Mark Fine
Chapter 7: Divorce: Variation and Fluidity
Theoretical Perspective

 
History and Context

 
Factors that Predict and Cause Divorce

 
Divorce and Its Aftermath

 
Jeremy Yorgason
Physical and Mental Illness
Interventions

 
Chelsea Garneau, Kay Pasley
Chapter 8: Stress and Resilience in Stepfamilies Today
Prevalence and Demographic Characteristics of Stepfamilies

 
A Family Systems Approach to Stress and Resilience in Stepfamilies

 
Stepfamily Resilience

 
Working Professionally With Stepfamilies

 
Briana Nelson Goff, Nicole Springer, Jessica High, Natira Staats, Laura Baumgartner, Kelsey Koblitz
Special Needs Families
Kevin Ray Bush, Bertranna A. Abrams-Muruthi, Stephanie A. Bohon, Hyoun K. Kim
Chapter 9: Adaptation Among Immigrant Families: Resources and Barriers
Immigrant Families in the United States

 
Acculturation and Adaptation

 
Common Barriers and Stressors Experienced by Immigrant Families

 
Chelsea Garneau, Kay Pasley
Step Families
Common Resources and Adaptation Among Immigrant Families

 
Latino, Asian and Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Families

 
Kyung-Hee Lee, Shelley McDermid Wadsworth
Chapter 10: The Newest Generation of U.S. Veterans and Their Families
Theoretical Framework: Life course

 
 
Part V: Violence in a Family and Community Context
Margaret Wright, Lucy Allbaugh
Chapter 11: Promoting Pathways to Resilient Outcomes for Maltreated Children
Rates of Resilience Among Maltreated Children

 
Longitudinal Studies Examining Resilient Outcomes for Maltreated Children

 
How Interventions Can Foster Resilience in Maltreated Children

 
Interventions at Specific Levels of the Ecosystem

 
Interventions Targeting Multiple Systems

 
Lyndal Khaw
Chapter 12: Stress and Coping with Intimate Partner Violence
Types of Intimate Partner Violence

 
Explaining Violence by an Intimate Partner

 
Contextual Model of Family Stress

 
Leaving Abusive Partners and Postseparation Coping

 
Interventions for IPV

 
Amity Noltemeyer, Courtney L. McLaughlin, Mark R. McGowan
Chapter 13: Family Responses to School and Community Mass Violence
Mass Violence: The Context

 
Theoretical Framework

 
Resilience in the Midst of Mass Violence

 
Implications for Professionals Working with Families Exposed to Mass Violence Preparedness

 
 
Part VI: Families Encountering Sickness, Poverty, and Death
Jeremy Yorgason, Kevin Stott
Chapter 14: Physical and Mental Illness and Family Stress
Illness Characteristics

 
Theoretical Framework

 
When a Child is Ill

 
When a Spouse/Partner is Ill

 
When Aging Parents Are Ill

 
Kevin Lyness, Judith Fischer
Chapter 15: Families Coping with Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Children and Substance Abuse Problems

 
Adolescents and Youth and Substance Abuse Problems

 
Bidirectional Processes

 
Issues in Prevention and Treatment

 
Suzanne Bartholomae, Jonathon Fox
Chapter 16: Economic Stress and Families
Defining and Measuring Economic Stress

 
Economic Conditions of the American Family

 
Measures of Family Economic Well-Being

 
The Family Economic Stress Model

 
Coping with Economic Stress

 
Family Financial Planning as a Coping Resource

 
Colleen Murray
Chapter 17: Death, Dying and Grief in Families
Etiology of “Invisible Death” and Its Consequences

 
Theories of Grieving

 
Factors Related to Family Adaptation to Death

 
Specific Losses

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

 

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Classroom Exercises cover key concepts, and may be used for individual or group settings.
  • Chapter-specific Discussion Questions allows students to delve more deeply into the subject matter.

Families and Change is an exceptional compilation of work that provides a comprehensive overview of some of the most pressing stressors experienced by families today. The strength and resiliency of the family is emphasized throughout the text. It is an excellent handbook for students, practitioners, clinicians and family stress researchers across disciplines.”

Steve A. Wages
Abilene Christian University

“An excellent choice of a textbook – content is thoroughly researched, depth and breadth are substantive, and topics clearly relate to modern concerns and issues for families in contemporary society. A ‘must have’ textbook for students to acquire and apply specialized knowledge of families and coping with change.”

Kathleen A. O’Rourke
Eastern Illinois University

Families & Change is an excellent resource for students to learn about stress and crisis within families.”

Carrie LeFevre Sillito
University of Utah

Families and Change tackles current and critical topics such as race, cultural, LGBT that allows us to better prepare our human services students for work in the front lines. The chapters’ unique approach and web resources encouraged students to raise questions and stretch their thinking further.”

Debbie Benoit
Liberty University

“The authors have once again provided a comprehensive overview of stressors influencing both individuals and families. The writing style is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and masters’ students.”

Jessica Troilo
West Virginia University

Gives a good comprehensive overview with supplemental materials. Thoroughly researched material that is update and covers a variety of family types and events.

Dr Anne Y. Branscum
Human Environmental Stds Dept, Southeast Missouri State Univ
August 17, 2016

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Chapter 5


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