Contemporary Families at the Nexus of Research and Practice integrates current research with clinical theory to establish the most up-to-date, evidence-supported treatment options for unique contemporary families. Beginning with a case study and then providing a review of research, this resource offers an insightful examination of fragile families and the extra-familial and intra-familial dynamics associated with their insecurity and fragility.
Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques. Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. This innovative book presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular infographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers, and business professionals vital information on the most effective ways to present data. Skim this helpful tutorial for ideas on how to create infographics.
Stroud, C. B., Meyers, K. M., Wilson, S., & Durbin, C. E. (2015). Marital quality spillover and young children’s adjustment: Evidence for dyadic and triadic parenting as mechanisms. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44, 800-813. As family therapists, we understand that relational subsystems impact individuals and other subsystems. This study explores the linkages between marital quality and parent-child interactions.
Polenick, C. A., Fredman, S. J., Birdett, K. S., & Zarit, S. H. (2018). Relationship quality with parents: Implications for own and partner well-being in middle-aged couples. Family Process, 57, 253-268. This study explored connections between the quality of relationships with one’s parents and couple well-being in middle-age couples. Has important implications for intergenerational relationships within families.
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For decades the black community has been perceived, both in the United States and around the world, as one which thinks alike, acts alike and lives alike - in poor and downtrodden environments. Following the persistent effects of the great recession and the American elections of 2008, now more than ever the political and socio-economic state of America is crying out for this deficient and prejudiced conception to be dispelled. Focusing primarily on black families in America, Contemporary African American Families updates empirical research by addressing various aspects including family formation, schooling, health and parenting. Exploring a wide class spectrum among African American families, this text also modernizes and subverts much of the research resulting from Moynihan's 1965 report, which arguably misunderstood the lived experiences of black people during the movement from slavery to freedom in a Jim Crow society. Read Chapter 2, Collateral damage: The impact of the incarceration of African American men on the mothers and children they leave behind. This chapter discusses the multifaceted ways that the incarceration of African American men affects their partners and children.