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Family Futures

Childhood and Poverty in Urban Neighbourhoods

Author: Power, Anne,Willmot, Helen,Rosemary Davidson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742970X

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Family futures is about family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems where surrounding conditions make bringing up children more difficult and family life is more fraught and limited. This book is based on a longitudinal study of morethan 200 families interviewed annually over the last decade. It answers three important questions in the works of families themselves: What challenges face families in poor areas? How are the challenges being met? Have government efforts helped or hindered progress over the past decade?--From cover, [p]. 4.

Young Europeans, Work and Family

Author: Julia Brannen,Susan Lewis,Anne Nilsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134537018

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. This enlightening book investigates young people from a range of social classes and at various phases in their life: in training, in higher education, in insecure work and in steady jobs, including high- and low-status employment. The study was carried out by a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the UK, countries that represent a variety of economic profiles and welfare state regimes.

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Author: Caroline Archer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423872

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. In this much-needed book, the contributors provide a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. Examining multiple aspects of work with children who are unable to live with their birth families, the book includes contributions on the assessment, preparation and support needs of children and families, attachment and the neurobiological effects of trauma, effective management of contact with birth families and developmental challenges in school settings. The use of creative arts therapies, alongside developmental reparenting strategies as part of a long-term attachment therapy `package', are explored in some detail. A fictionalised family, used as a working example throughout Part 2, brings practical interventions to life: illustrating the Family Futures' inclusive approach, where adoptive and foster parents become pivotal members of the therapeutic team. In addition, contributions from real-life user families illustrate some of the challenges they face and demonstrate how the developmental attachment-based approach has worked for them. Bringing together a rich and innovative selection of ideas for adoption and fostering practice across the disciplines, this book will be a valuable resource for all involved in supporting substitute families.

New Families, Old Scripts

A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families

Author: Caroline Archer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846424823

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Most adopted children and their families will, sooner or later, encounter the challenges of dealing with unresolved attachment issues or early traumatic experiences. New Families, Old Scripts is an accessible introduction to understanding these challenges and helping children and their families to develop a shared language and understanding of one another. Steeped in the experience of the authors, the book offers a wealth of practical guidance and intervention in a no-nonsense style that will be readily understandable to both families and the professionals who work with them. Case examples bring the issues to life, while sample letters addressed to the parent offer sensitive, jargon-free advice on the issues they are likely to encounter - whether it be dealing with anger and aggression, understanding sibling issues or how to react to sexualised behaviour. The authors also explain some of the theoretical background to trauma to encourage a better understanding of the relationship between trauma, attachment and development. The accessible combination of theoretical approaches and practical advice makes New Families, Old Scripts an ideal resource for social workers and adoptive or foster parents. Family Futures Consortium provides services for parents and professionals working with adopted and fostered children, including training and consultation for statutory and voluntary agencies nationwide. In their therapeutic work with families, they have evolved a unique intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children with attachment and trauma-related difficulties.

Families with Futures

Family Studies into the 21st Century, Second Edition

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker,Janet R. Grochowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136505857

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

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Noted for its interdisciplinary approach to family studies, Families with Futures provides an engaging, contemporary look at the discipline's theories, methods, essential topics, and career opportunities. Featuring strong coverage of theories and methods, readers explore family concepts and processes through a positive prism. Concepts are brought to life through striking examples from everyday family life and cutting-edge scholarship. Throughout, families are viewed as challenged but resilient. Each chapter opens with a preview of the chapter content and concludes with key terms and varied learning activities that promote critical thinking. The activities include provocative questions and exercises, projects, and interactive web activities. Boxes feature authentic voices from scholars and practitioners (including CFLEs) from a variety of disciplines including family studies, sociology, psychology, and more. These boxes provide a firsthand look at what it is like to work in the field. The book concludes with a glossary defining each chapter’s boldfaced key terms. Updated throughout, the new edition features new coverage of: The latest family theories including feminist theory and postmodernism Immigrant and transnational families in the 21st century Physiology, psychology, and sociology of intimacy and sexuality Effects of recent health and other policy decisions on families Care giving in families, especially in later life Family finances, with an emphasis on the recent economic downturns Career opportunities in family studies. The new Instructor’s Resource website features test questions, PowerPoint slides, chapter outlines, news bulletins of current events, hotlinks to helpful tools such as the NCFR’s Ethical Principles and Guidelines, and more. This is an ideal text for upper-level undergraduate and lower-level graduate courses in family studies, family ecology, and family science offered in departments of family and consumer sciences, human development, psychology, and sociology.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Author: Marvin B. Sussman,Suzanne K. Steinmetz,Gary W. Peterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306457548

Category: Psychology

Page: 822

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In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1987, the editors have assembled a distinguished group of contributors to address such topics as past, present, and future perspectives on family diversity; theory and methods of the family; changing family patterns and roles; the family and other institutions; and family dynamics and processes.

National Specialist Family Service SROI Forecast 2013

Author: Hugo Minney

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291663703

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 110

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National Specialist Family Service (NSFS) helps parents who are substance abusers to overcome their addiction and get their children back. It teaches them family skills such as budgeting, routine, and creating play time. NSFS has had enormous success both with successful graduations, and families who stay together. This report examines the service and finds that children benefit from spending time with their parents, even those that only spend a few months with them. It confirms that a placement in the service is safe for the children. It also demonstrates the value for money that NSFS represents - with a Social Return on Investment ratio of between 4 and 6 times the investment made.

Single Parent Families

Diversity, Myths and Realities

Author: Marvin B Sussman,Shirley Hanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317764609

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 632

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Here is a comprehensive source of vital information on single parent families in contemporary society. This book analyzes literature and empirical research concerning single parent families and explores issues and challenges they face. Contributing authors from many fields and perspectives examine a broad range of subjects relating to families in which one person is primarily responsible for parenting. The only state-of-the-art compendium on the topic of single parent families available today, the book synthesizes empirical, theoretical, and contemporary literature about the diversity, myths, and realities of single parent families in western countries. Each chapter contains a demographic overview, definitions, a literature review, and implications for practice, research, education, and social policy. Theoretical and conceptual perspectives related to parenting and wider families are included. An analysis, synthesis, and commentary on single parent families concludes the volume. Themes highlighted throughout the book include socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of single parent families, cultural and ethnic features, and legal and ethical components. Some chapter topics include: single parenthood following divorce single parenthood following death of a spouse never married teen mothers and fathers female-headed homeless families adoptions by single parents noncustodial mothers and fathers grandparents as primary parents single parents of children with disabilities Single Parent Families contains additional resources useful for family professionals: an annotated bibliography, a video/filmography, and a national community resource list. The book is intended for a multidisciplinary audience, including sociologists, psychologists, health care professionals, social workers, therapists, and other researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and educators. An ideal primary or reference text for undergraduate and graduate level programs, the book can also serve as a tool for staff development and continuing education in service agencies.

Protecting Your Income and Your Family's Future

Author: W. Brock Thoene,Brock Thoene

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9781556610448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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An easy-to-understand guide to assist in the short- and long-term planning of a family's or individual's financial future.

Baby Steps

How Lesbian Alternative Insemination is Changing the World

Author: Amy Agigian

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819566294

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Explores the controversial implications of lesbian insemination.

Young Adult Women, Work and Family

Living a Contradiction

Author: Maureen Padfield,Ian Procter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 1243

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Futures of the Family

Author: Charles L. Jones

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Families

Page: 182

View: 6423

This text considers what family life used to be like in other times and what it is currently like in other places. It examines positive and negative aspects of recent changes, perceptions of family, images of the family in the media and issues such as divorce and family breakdown.

Take Back Your Family

How to Raise Respectful and Loving Kids in a Dysfunctional World

Author: Rev. Run,Justine Simmons,Chris Morrow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063551X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Stars of MTV's Run's House--dubbed "the new Cosby family"--celebrate family values in this inspiring guide to modern parenting Despite being a hip-hop icon, an ordained minister, and a reality TV star, Rev Run's greatest accomplishment has been raising his six children--Angela, Vanessa, JoJo, Diggy, Russy and Miley--with his wife Justine. Their journey has been captured on Run's House, a show that celebrates--finally--a reality TV family that is functional instead of dysfunctional. In an age marked by shallow materialism and fragmented families, Rev Run and Justine have inspired millions of viewers by teaching old-fashioned family values applied with a hip-hop twist. In Take Back Your Family, Rev Run and Justine celebrate the role of parents and share their secrets to raising a respectful and loving family that can enjoy the good times while surviving the hard ones. From the Trade Paperback edition.

English Aristocratic Women, 1450-1550

Marriage and Family, Property and Careers

Author: Barbara J. Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034490

Category: History

Page: 368

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Portraits of aristocratic women from the Yorkist and Tudor periods reveal elaborately clothed and bejeweled nobility, exemplars of their families' wealth. Unlike their male counterparts, their sitters have not been judged for their professional accomplishments. In this groundbreaking study, Barbara J. Harris argues that the roles of aristocratic wives, mothers, and widows constituted careers for women that had as much public and political significance and were as crucial for the survival and prosperity of their families and class as their husband's careers. Women, Harris demonstrates, were trained from an early age to manage their families' property and households; arrange the marriages and careers of their children; create, sustain, and exploit the client-patron relationships that were an essential element in politics at the regional and national levels; and, finally, manage the transmission and distribution of property from one generation to another, since most wives outlived their husbands. English Aristocratic Women unveils the lives of noblewomen whose historical influence has previously been dismissed, as well as those who became favorites at the court of Henry VIII. Through extensive archival research of documents belonging to more than twelve hundred families, Harris paints a collective portrait of upper-class women of this period. By recognizing the full significance of the aristocratic women's careers, this book reinterprets the politics and gender relations of early modern England. Barbara J. Harris is Professor of History and Women's Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her previous works include Edward Stafford, Third Duke of Buckingham, 1478-1521.

Bio-objects

Life in the 21st Century

Author: Niki Vermeulen,Sakari Tamminen,Andrew Webster

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409411789

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Examining a variety of bio-objects in contexts beyond the laboratory, Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century explores new ways of thinking about how novel bio-objects enter contemporary life, analysing the manner in which the boundaries between human and animal, organic and non-organic, and being 'alive' and the suspension of living, are questioned, destabilised and in some cases re-established.

Family Life and School Achievement

Why Poor Black Children Succeed Or Fail

Author: Reginald M. Clark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226107707

Category: Education

Page: 249

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Working mothers, broken homes, poverty, racial or ethnic background, poorly educated parents—these are the usual reasons given for the academic problems of poor urban children. Reginald M. Clark contends, however, that such structural characteristics of families neither predict nor explain the wide variation in academic achievement among children. He emphasizes instead the total family life, stating that the most important indicators of academic potential are embedded in family culture. To support his contentions, Clark offers ten intimate portraits of Black families in Chicago. Visiting the homes of poor one- and two-parent families of high and low achievers, Clark made detailed observations on the quality of home life, noting how family habits and interactions affect school success and what characteristics of family life provide children with "school survival skills," a complex of behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge that are the essential elements in academic success. Clark's conclusions lead to exciting implications for educational policy. If school achievement is not dependent on family structure or income, parents can learn to inculcate school survival skills in their children. Clark offers specific suggestions and strategies for use by teachers, parents, school administrators, and social service policy makers, but his work will also find an audience in urban anthropology, family studies, and Black studies.

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